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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.

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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.

Specifications

Specification Description
Product Weight 490 lb.
Engine Displacement Kohler CH730
Engine RPM 3600
Cooling Type Air cooled
Intended Use Grade Industrial
Engine Brand Kohler CH730
Fuel Type Gasoline
Warranty Hobart 5/3/1 in.dustrial Warranty
Frequency 9.5 KVA/KW, 80/40 A 120/240 V, 60 HZ not welding
Special Feature(s) The versatile Champion ELITE welder/generator is the quietest, most compact welder/generator on the market.
Product Length 41 in.
Full Load Fuel Consumption 1.5 gal./hr
Country of Origin Made in USA
Brand Hobart
Response Time 10 seconds
Part Number 500562
Transfer Switch Amps 50 Amps/ 20 Amps
Product Height 28 in.
Decibel Rating 72 dB
Type Welder/Generator
Running Watts 9,500 watts
Number of Circuits 4
Product Width 20 in.
Manufacturer Part Number 500562

Reviews

Hobart Champion Elite DC Welder Generator, 500562 is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 206.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Good for price and great customer service at store in Floresville
Date published: 2020-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hobart 225 great welder for money Very pleased with this machine and 600$ cheaper than any where i checked
Date published: 2020-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hurricane Laura standout Bought for Generator. Did exactly as advertised. Easy maintenance. Burns about a gallon an hour under load.
Date published: 2020-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from vary happy same as miller 325 excel Same as my miller 325 EFI but $5k cheaper, it also has 30amp 220v110v & 50amp 220v. Miller has exel power witch is good for computer's & soft start welding & digital display.Hobart plain but all the same internals.
Date published: 2020-09-11
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Questions & Answers

How long is the in store warranty after it is bought?

Asked by: Anonymous

What is the run time on a tank of fuel 

Asked by: Thor33
At 150a weld load at a 50% duty cycle you can get about 16 hours run time. At a 5000 watt aux load at 100% duty cycle you will get close to 9-10 hours run time.
Answered by: Hobart Specialist
Date published: 2019-02-02

I need to use 300' of weld lead. What size should I use?

Asked by: Dwelder
For 300’ of welding lead on the Champion Elite you would need to use 3/0 cable. This would need to be for the entire 300 foot length.
Answered by: Hobart Specialist
Date published: 2018-04-07

Will it run a Hobart 190 mig and what all comes with it

Asked by: Nunn
Yes.
Answered by: Hobart Specialist
Date published: 2018-10-02

is it possible to add a wire feeder to this machine to convert it to a MIG unit?

Asked by: Knothead419

Does the welder come with the wheels and frame like in the second picture?

Asked by: JSC29
The running gear is not included with the machine. It would have to purchased separately using part#300997.
Answered by: Hobart Specialist
Date published: 2019-02-02

Does the Hobart Champion Elite Welder/Generator come with a cover?

Asked by: Codyg
No
Answered by: ElliottB
Date published: 2017-03-16

How does the welder mount?

Asked by: DSpencer1
In the manual you receive it will provide the hole pattern with dimensions in the units frame that can be used for hard mounting to a trailer or truck.
Answered by: Hobart Specialist
Date published: 2018-10-05

For a customer to leave today with elite what do i need to see to get her welding today

Asked by: karenbrouss1
All you need is a work clamp and electrode holder (with leads). Some Tractor Supply stores stock these, others do not. You could purchase either #195195 or #193067. One other consideration would be transporting the machine. Typically you either mount to a truck or others purchase running gear (#300997). The running gear would make it easier and much more manageable to move around.
Answered by: Hobart Specialist
Date published: 2020-01-30

does this product have an electric start

Asked by: str1509
Yes.
Answered by: Hobart Specialist
Date published: 2019-04-30

Can you weld tig with this welding machine and what kind of gas

Asked by: Andres molina
When TIG welding you will need 100% Argon gas. This unit will only scratch start TIG on steel and Stainless. It will not TIG weld aluminum. You will need a TIG torch with a valve in the handle to control the gas flow on and off. Your current can only be controlled at the welder, there is no remote capability.
Answered by: Hobart Specialist
Date published: 2019-04-05

Is this a “clean power” generator?

Asked by: Doernuth
We do not rate the unit with any harmonic distortion specifications as this can change with the type of loads that are being driven by the generator.
Answered by: Hobart Specialist
Date published: 2020-04-06

What is the carburetor part number???

Asked by: Mistyrbd44

Is this a constant voltage or constant current? Thank you 

Asked by: BB1957
Constant Current DC Stick welder.
Answered by: Hobart Specialist
Date published: 2018-09-15

Does it come with welding leads, and if so how long are they and what gauge?

Asked by: Bryon
It does not come with welding leads.
Answered by: DanielB
Date published: 2018-04-07

It says that it only has DC NOT AC,what are the pros& cons on that?

Asked by: Jake69
AC is primarily used for welding aluminum or if you use a rod that is specially designed for AC welding (example 7018AC rod).
Answered by: NRoberts
Date published: 2020-05-20

Can a remote for turning up or down be installed 

Asked by: Cajun Breaux
There is no remote control option for the Champion Elite.
Answered by: Hobart Specialist
Date published: 2020-06-21

Does TSC sell leads to equip this welder?

Asked by: Greg 1961
Yes. There is a small lead set 193067 20' electrode/15' work and a large lead set 195195 50 foot set.
Answered by: Hobart Specialist
Date published: 2020-03-05

Where can I take my Hobart welder for service in San Antonio Texas Can a single diode be replace? or do I have to replace the electrical board?

Asked by: Miguel2
We recommend reaching out to the Hobart Warranty team at 1-800-332-3281, as they can recommend certified Hobart service centers.
Answered by: ZackZ
Date published: 2020-05-12

Does this unit provide clean power that is safe to use for sensitive electronics? What is the Total Harmonic Distortion for this generator?

Asked by: Derek91
The Hobart Champion Elite does produce clean sine wave output which is safe for sensitive electronics as long as they do not require more than the 9,500 continuous watts that the generator is rated for. We have no harmonic ratings for this unit
Answered by: Hobart Specialist
Date published: 2020-05-20

DO WELDING LEADS COME WITH AN HOW MANY FEET

Asked by: DANS TRAILER
Welding leads are not included and will need to be purchased separately.
Answered by: Hobart Specialist
Date published: 2019-07-18

What is the warranty on this welder?

Asked by: Chrisjones
Here is a link to our 5/3/1 warranty policy. https://www.hobartwelders.com/support/warranty This will explain in detail what and who covers what portion of the Champion's warranty.
Answered by: Hobart Specialist
Date published: 2019-01-25

Can this welding machine run my house? 

Asked by: Bigwillie85
This unit is capable of being used as a backup generator. It offers a full KVA receptacle for connecting to a manual transfer switch if required. The unit can provide 9500 watts of continuous AC power with 11,000 watts surge.
Answered by: Hobart Specialist
Date published: 2020-06-02

can you use 2 awg cables for lead and ground

Asked by: h texas
Yes, they can be used but the maximum length usable would be 50'. Any longer than that and you would need a heavier cable.
Answered by: DanielB
Date published: 2018-07-04

What is the DBA rating during operation ? ( welding or use as generator)

Asked by: JSK57
Per the Vendor: "We do not publish decibel levels as it is subject to environmental surroundings. In open areas with no wind the level at max load is 73.5db."
Answered by: TSCJenny
Date published: 2018-09-15

Does your champion elite welder-generator have capacity enough to power your ironman 230 mig welder

Asked by: linetech
The Elite can power the Ironman 230 to rated output and higher.
Answered by: Hobart Specialist
Date published: 2020-01-30

Our power is out right now for some time due to a large storm.  i am wondering how to go about hooking my hobart elite up to my breaker panel to supply power to my home>

Asked by: loel
Please see the "More Info" tab on the product page for the user manual.
Answered by: DanielB
Date published: 2019-08-23

Can this welder support running a Miller multimatic multiprocess welder?

Asked by: Sparky 35
Yes.
Answered by: Hobart Specialist
Date published: 2018-08-21
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