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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
Full Load Fuel Consumption: 1.5 gal./hr
Product Height: 28 in.
Warranty: Hobart 5/3/1 in.dustrial Warranty
Transfer Switch Amps: 50 Amps/ 20 Amps
Engine RPM: 3600
Brand: Hobart
Product Length: 41 in.
Part Number: 500562
Fuel Type: Gasoline
CountryofOrigin: Made in USA
Product Width: 20 in.
Engine Brand: Kohler CH730
Number of Circuits: 4
Type: Welder/Generator
Response Time: 10 seconds
Frequency: 9.5 KVA/KW, 80/40 A 120/240 V, 60 HZ not welding
Cooling Type: Air cooled
Decibel Rating: 72 dB
Special Feature(s): The versatile Champion ELITE welder/generator is the quietest, most compact welder/generator on the market.
Intended Use Grade: Industrial
Engine Displacement: Kohler CH730
Product Weight: 490 lb.
Running Watts: 9,500 watts
Manufacturer Part Number 500562
Hobart Champion Elite DC Welder Generator, 225A is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 129.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Machine This machine works great. It does everything I need it to do plus it has all the connections I need. Best investment I've made
Date published: 2019-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great price Great welder for the price, looks nice, welds great
Date published: 2019-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great welder & generator combo Great welder would recommend the item ,and reliable tool
Date published: 2019-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hobart Champion Elite DC Welder Generator. The 220 AC plug is difficult to use because of the bar under it. It require a straight plug instead of an angle plug. The cover can’t be shut while using it. Other than that I love this welder.
Date published: 2019-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features / 225 Was not sure about Hobart brand but am very pleased with product and glad I made purchase. I would definately recommend welder/generator to anyone.
Date published: 2019-05-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Welder Generator Strong generator but loud (wife comment LOL) My husband loves the power this welder generator offers.
Date published: 2019-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hobart generator from Tractor Supply. Great welder/generator for the price. Tractor Supply has it all. The staff is friendly and helpful.
Date published: 2019-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great!!Good machine champion 11000 dc great welder Great machine at a good price worth the price and has good generator
Date published: 2019-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great welding machine Great welding machine!! All it needs is to connect the ground to the battery and add some gas...
Date published: 2019-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what i was looking for works perfect for what i was wanting. i have two other miller welders, and this one stands up to both of them
Date published: 2019-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great welder. I bought one July last year and it was stolen. Love it and bought a replacement. We will use it a lot on the Ranch
Date published: 2019-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great welder, 35 yr. Pipe welder, great machine I bought this welder to replace a miller bobcat 250, that I wore out, I'm now retired and need a welder for our farm. The price was great and the machine welds great, have been building pipe fence, haven't found any problem yet. Great welder for the price.
Date published: 2019-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great welder Awesome welder. Performs as well or better than the ranger or bobcat
Date published: 2019-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Welder generator Just got it runs good welds good all in all seems to be a good unit
Date published: 2019-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hobart Welder I am thrilled with my new Hobart welder/generator!
Date published: 2019-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome quality good price I bought the Hobart Champion Elite welder a couple weeks ago and I'm glad I did because it does everything I need it to do and then some. So if your looking for a good quality low budget engine driven welder look no further fella because this machine is a workhorse I love it.
Date published: 2019-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smooth I have used my new welder for a month smooth operation haven't had any issues GREAT MACHINE
Date published: 2019-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Machine I been welding for 20 years + and used a lot of different kinds of welding rigs. It does exactly what I need it to do. I do recommend this welder to anyone.
Date published: 2019-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product-Great Price!!!!!!!!!!! I just bought the Hobart welder 2 weeks ago. I am so pleased that I went with the Hobart. I spent the extra money so I would have the welder and generator in one. Big storms coming this weekend; got my welder...got my gen. I am excited that I do not have to pull start this baby as well. I would definitely rec the Hobart name and the product. Grateful that TSC was running a sale as well. WOOHOO!!!!
Date published: 2019-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome machine! I have owned this for only a short time, but so far provides an exemplary amount of power and welding capabilities! I search and reviewed many types of machines and for the price you get the best quality and power!
Date published: 2019-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Has everything I need to get the big jobs done I bought this because Hobart has a good reputation and it was reasonably priced, and of good quality.
Date published: 2019-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from More then one 220 plug I bought it a little over a month ago I work with heavy equipment and I needed a new welder the old one was tired so I decided to try the Hobart cause I was shot on funds well we have a miller bobcat 225 they are identical only difference I seen is the bob cat can do wire and ac welding the Hobart can’t but it has 2 220v plugs one three prong other 4 they look same just different name and color same motor and looks to be same generator I’ve put
Date published: 2019-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My second Hobart love it I bought the first one at TSC ,service great staff knowledgeable- I’m a repeat customer and after several thousand hours of run time on the first one with nothing but general maintenance- I expect the same results from this current unit - big thumbs up for the Champion elite!
Date published: 2019-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New Beginners This is an all purpose welder/generator combo. It’s perfect for a new beginner to learn on. In fact, our 15 yr old son is building a steel coral fence with it.
Date published: 2019-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Welder Good machine and price. Have used many other brands.
Date published: 2019-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fits the Bill Excellent Stick Welder and Power Plant. It doesn’t have CV (constant voltage) but provides great power for a separate Mig machine from a 220v welder outlet. Runs extremely smooth and quiet (for the size of the machine).
Date published: 2019-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from In the field I like it, still getting to know the machine but so far its going where I'm going and doing what I'm doing.
Date published: 2019-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great machine Mine is 10 years old and still works like brand new - no other machine can match the power and realability
Date published: 2019-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great machine Just what I needed on ranch, works great!! Recommended for anybody
Date published: 2019-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must have for the farm. This welder exceeded my expectations. Should last me for many years.
Date published: 2019-02-28
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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: 2018-04-22

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

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

Where can I find a cover for this?

Asked by: TSC1552
If not available at your local Tractor Supply, you can also find it here: http://www.hobartweldshop.com/protective-cover-for-champion-elite-welder-generator-500544-only/
Answered by: Hobart Specialist
Date published: 2018-04-22
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