DescriptionDesigned to hookup to most brands and models of plasma cutters The Universal Plasma Connection kit includes the RAV-02 Voltage divider card and the DCP-01 Digital Current Probe. You need access to two internal signals: RAW ARC VOLTS and the TORCH SWITCH wires. Raw Arc volts is the undivided voltage between the Workclamp and the Electrode connections. The torch switch wires are the two wires going to the torch (or internal circuitry that when shorted (together) fires the Torch. The RAV-02 card is compact and mounted on an insulated plate. It mounts inside the plasma cutter and has terminals for the two signals it needs. The RAV-02 ships with cables to connect it to the small digital sender unit ( THC SENSOR PWM) attached externally to the plasma case. The DCP-01 (used to pickup actual cut current and use it for ARC OK) simply slips over the workclamp lead and plugs directly into the THC SENSOR PWM box.
For Plasma Cutters with no CNC interface including:
Miller, Lincoln, ESAB,Hobart
- Thermal Dynamics 81, 51, 151 etc
Most HF start or Pilot ARC start models rated below 100 amps
Older Hypertherm 30, 600 900 and 1100
Most older plasma units.
NOTE: On older units or units with no interface installed it may be easier and cheaper to buy this kit than to buy and install the interface kit from the vendor.
IMPORTANT: The DCP-01 in this kit is rated for 100A continious and 150A intermittent (10% duty cycle) . It is not rated for units that can run about 150A (like larger 160 to 300A units)