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Hobart Champion Elite DC Welder Generator, 500562

SKU: 381155799
Hobart Champion Elite DC Welder Generator, 500562
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Champion Elite Welder/Generator - The heavy-duty, All-in-one welder/generator combines an 11,000-watt generator with a 225-amp DC welder. Designed for Stick welding with quick and easy arc starts.

  • Generator power - 11,000 watts surge power and 9,500 watts continuous power.
  • Smooth DC weld output - 225 amps of DC weld output the Champion Elite is designed primarily for the Stick process but is also capable of scratch start TIG.
  • Lightweight and compact design - Machine is just over 3 ft long and weighs less than competitive units, allowing you to easy move it around.
  • Quick-set current control - Easy for you to set up and start welding.
  • A "no tools" oil change and digital hour meter - Relieves the hassle of changing oil by automatically scheduled routine oil servicing (every 100 hours) and other preventative maintenance.
  • Modern OHV Kohler engine - Saves you time and money with the dependable engine which conserves fuel and provides long operation before refueling. 12-gallon fuel tank and low oil pressure shutdown are standard features.
  • Heavy-duty construction - Offers you long dependable service. Enclosed design, large battery, rugged electrical connections and wiring, and circuit breaker protection.
  • Innovative Hobart technology - Allows you smooth arc starts with minimal "sticking". Extraordinary motor starting characteristics. Strong continuous rating to run compressors, pumps, lights, hand tools and other equipment.

Specification Description
Number of Circuits: 4
Part Number: 500562
Brand: Hobart
Intended Use Grade: Industrial
Cooling Type: Air cooled
Engine RPM: 3600
CountryofOrigin: Made in USA
Special Feature(s): The versatile Champion ELITE welder/generator is the quietest, most compact welder/generator on the market.
Type: Welder/Generator
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Product Weight: 490 lb.
Full Load Fuel Consumption: 1.5 gal./hr
Engine Displacement: Kohler CH730
Frequency: 9.5 KVA/KW, 80/40 A 120/240 V, 60 HZ not welding
Product Width: 20 in.
Decibel Rating: 72 dB
Product Length: 41 in.
Response Time: 10 seconds
Product Height: 28 in.
Warranty: Hobart 5/3/1 in.dustrial Warranty
Engine Brand: Kohler CH730
Running Watts: 9,500 watts
Transfer Switch Amps: 50 Amps/ 20 Amps
Manufacturer Part Number 500562
Hobart Champion Elite DC Welder Generator, 500562 is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 173.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Tractor supply sucks Well the welder works great. But 5 hours after getting it the valve cover bolts came loose and blew all the oil out all in the generator. I called Hobart they said to get with tractor supply and get it swapped out. Well then I called tractor supply and of course they gave me the run around wanted me to take it to Nashville to some place and get it checked out. Well that place said they send them off it would be atleast 6 weeks before I get it back. If you paid 3500 for a welder and it blew all the oil out you would want a new one too. Especially if it blew it all in the generator. But that's tractor supply for you I'll run it till it won't run. But I would say if you have any problem you would be better to blow it up or burn it to get any thing do with tractor supply.
Date published: 2020-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good welder Really good welder burns 1/8” rod better than most smooth starts
Date published: 2020-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful product The best welder on the market and the generator works great. Wonderful value.
Date published: 2020-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent welder Great machine, keeps up with miller bobcat 250 side by side
Date published: 2020-03-13
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Is this a multi process machine does it do Mig Tig stick in flux core

Asked by: Jcmartino
The Champion Elite is a DC stick welder primarily. There are accessories from Miller that can be added to do wire welding with gas or flux core wires and scratch start DC TIG on steel and stainless. Unfortunately TSC does not sell these accessories since these options are not Hobart related products.
Answered by: Hobart Specialist
Date published: 2019-02-04

Will the generator power a ironman 230 or a handler 210?

Asked by: happy happy happy
The Elite will power both the IM230 and the HH210MVP.
Answered by: WillR
Date published: 2019-11-20

Compared with the Miller Bobcat, does the Hobart welder have similar arc stability? Essentially asking if the power flow is consistent?

Asked by: paulnnn
The main generator is the same as the Miller Bobcat, it just does not offer a CV tap. The DC stick portion is equal to the Bobcat.
Answered by: Hobart Specialist
Date published: 2019-02-02

is the 50 amp plug a/c or d/c power

Asked by: william50
All of the outlets are AC power. The welding studs are the only DC output.
Answered by: Hobart Specialist
Date published: 2018-09-15

I notice this is a DC welder do I was wondering If I was to run a Miller Multimatic off of this machine, would I have AC welding capabilities provided by the multimatic? 

Asked by: Lukecsa
The weld portion of the Champion Elite is DC but the outlet power is still AC. To get AC from the Multimatic it would have to be available from that unit. The Miller Multimatic 200 and 215 do not provide AC weld output but the Multimatic 220 does.
Answered by: Hobart Specialist
Date published: 2019-02-02

Hey can I run a inverted Tig off the 220v allowing me to weld aluminum. The Tig machine is 225 amps. How could I if possible. I’m about to purchase the Hobart local. 

Asked by: Norman93
If the unit you are powering will run on 230V/40A service then the Elite should power that machine. If the machine you connect has poor input power factor correction it may not run off generators well.
Answered by: Hobart Specialist
Date published: 2019-08-16

Are the power outlets on the Hobart Champion Elite DC welder GFCI protection?

Asked by: cwom
Yes, the outlets are GFCI protected.
Answered by: DanielB
Date published: 2018-08-21

Is this welder waterproof

Asked by: welderboy47
The Champion Elite it tested to certain water spray tests. The unit would not operate in hurricane force type rains as it is not a sealed unit.
Answered by: Hobart Specialist
Date published: 2018-04-30
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