View Full Version : Welding Cable Plugs/Connectors
08-01-2008, 09:31 AM
What is the trade name for the plugs on the end of welding cables and their mating receptacles? I'd like to add DC receptacle and a bridge rectifier to my AC only Montgomery Ward arc welder and do not want to use a switch as means to go from AC to DC as I think it would be cost prohibitive. Any ideas?:confused: Thanks!
08-01-2008, 12:44 PM
I know them asTweco Connectors - http://store.weldingdepot.com/cgi/weldingdepot/WD-1MBPx.html?id=AGsUcSZL
08-01-2008, 02:57 PM
They're called "Cam-Action Cable Connectors" in the McMaster-Carr catalog.
08-01-2008, 09:27 PM
Thanks guys - that helps a lot. A lot of distributors for Tweco!
08-02-2008, 07:31 PM
Camlock connectors are the most common, made by tweco, jackson, lenco, profax. All are interchangable. Also look at dinse. they are available in smaller sizes and the panel mount sockets can be ordered out of the miller generic parts catalog. You can also get a generic bridge rectifier out of the parts catalog that will do what you want for pretty cheap.
03-09-2009, 10:31 PM
Miller's part #TC150 is a hang on bridge rectifier. I'm checking on one for my Thunderbolt 225.
03-09-2009, 11:21 PM
The TC150 was made about 15 years ago. Maybe ebay...
03-09-2009, 11:23 PM
My partner went thru a plant buying all the welders at auction.. then his Yokels rolled them off the trailer cause they were too heavy.. 50 of them.. each the size of a car hood.
I sold rectifiers to everyone here I thought, I sold the welders to the scrappy for 50 each, bought back the diodes for 35..
then he showed up mad as heck.. half them industrial welders had aluminum core transformers.. really.. who'd thunk it.. He wanted his $50 each back plus the $35 per on the diodes..
I lost money on that deal.
I don't think I got any left tho.
I sent some to a HSM'er in Canada, and Customs charged $35 import fee.. That Hsm'er is still mad at me I think.
Normally I'd have two dozen of them connectors laying in my junk pile.. Sorry.. I need a couple for the basic stamp "welder" I have built.
03-11-2009, 08:56 PM
Finally got to talk to parts at Miller. Stabilizer for TC150 last made in '94. Going to try to find it under different numbers.