I picked up this Craigslist treasure, in the form of an old C.K. Sytematics spoolgun and converter box:
It's a little rough, but the price was right ($50) and I know the same basic gun is still being made today- I used one just like it on an almost-new ESAB machine just a few months ago.
I only have a couple of buzzboxes and a TIG machine, so I'll have to keep my eyes open for a power supply for this thing. The question is, what's it fit?
Here's a closeup of the box face:
... and the back of the box:
The threaded military-style connector has five pins; both on the back and where the gun lead attaches at the front. The local Miller/Lincoln shop doesn't recognize it, and the box has no model number or part number we can find.
So: Can anyone identify what this thing was originally supposed to mate to? Better yet, anyone know if this thing can be converted to work with something else?
I'm tempted to borrow the ESAB gun again (helpful neighbor) and see how the actual gun connection wiring compares. If it's basically the same, at least then I know I could find a relatively new power supply it'll work with.
Anyone got a little light to shed on the subject?