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 HotSpot PLUS Capacitive Discharge Stud & Thermocouple Welder

HotSpot PLUS Thermocouple Welder with Attachments


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The HotSpot PLUS is the newest member of DCC's HotSpot Capacitive Discharge line. It offers the latest electronic design in DCC's welder family. Several convenience, reliability, and safety improvements were incorporated in the newest welder. The power ratings of critical components have been significantly increased, welding initiation control was added to the handheld tool holder, multiple operations are faster, and no stored energy is released until the welding elements are in contact.

The HotSpot PLUS doubles the power range of the HotSpot series and offers several fixturing and welding attachments to facilitate simple spot welding, stud welding, and pin welding modes. In addition, the HotSpot PLUS provides standard and heavy wire thermocouple welding functions. 

The HotSpot PLUS is designed to handle the attachment of heavy wires, light gauge studs and weldable pins to metal surfaces. It can also close larger tubes than the HotSpot II unit and aid in wire harness strap spot welding and insulation blanket installation. Its controllable weld energy capability matches the needs of strain gauge attachment applications.

QUICK ACTION The HotSpot PLUS is light and portable so you can move it right to where you need to make welds, fixture hardware, and attach thermocouples. The actual welding time is a fraction of a second and the short recycle interval, even at full power, will allow you to make 6 or more welds a minute, even quicker for ordinary gauge thermocouples. 

EASY-TO-USE Anyone can quickly become proficient in the use of the HotSpot PLUS. While sophisticated internally, the HotSpot PLUS provides the operator with a firing button and simple on/off and energy level adjustment. The dual capability of pin and thermocouple welding makes the HotSpot PLUS particularly attractive for applications currently employing stud welders and thermocouple attachment units.

FLEXIBLE The HotSpot PLUS welder is a dual range high-energy unit that has the versatility to provide fine control as well as the high power capability needed for heavier welds. Front panel indicators and controls allow the operator to easily monitor the status, set the energy level, and initiate a weld cycle. A remote firing switch is also provided on the attachment handle.

The HotSpot PLUS operates only from AC power. A battery-powered version of the unit is not offered but it can be driven by a low power battery to AC converter. It weighs only 18 lbs. and it's compact design makes it a very portable package. 


HotSpot PLUS Specification & Price List

SIZE - 3.5" High, 8.5" Deep, 11.5" Wide (less handle)
WEIGHT-18 Pounds
STORED WELD ENERGY - 5 to 525 Watt seconds
WELD CAPABILITY - Welds up to #10 studs, #10 pins, and #12 gauge wire pairs
CYCLE TIME - Charging time at maximum energy setting is less than 10 seconds
CONTROLS - Provides energy adjustment control, 2 position energy range switch, on/off ac power switch, and LED displays to indicate charging and energy storage status.
POWER - Uses 120 VAC 60 Hz line power (220 VAC 50 Hz optional) Circuit protected by 1.5 Amp line breaker

CONTROLS, INDICATORS, TOOLS and OVERLOAD PROTECTION
The HotSpot PLUS is powered from the AC line through an isolation transformer and stored energy level circuitry. Front panel indicators and controls allow the operator to easily monitor the status of the unit, determine the level of energy to be transferred to the storage capacitors, and initiate a weld cycle. The maximum power output of the HotSpotPLUS is approximately 500 Joules. The power level is set by the position of the front panel control knob. The power ranges, high or low, are selected by a two position toggle switch. Initiation of the welding discharge is controlled by a front panel snap action push button switch, a similar companion switch on the hand tool accessory holder, or an optional foot switch.

The power range switch and energy level control set the voltage to which the energy storage capacitors are charged. Peak voltage on the low range is approximately 35 VDC and on the high range 75 VDC. The stored energy is proportional to the square of the capacitor voltage. Increasing the setting of the control knob will cause the capacitor to be charged to a higher level. However, decreasing the setting will not immediately reduce the value already stored, so a welding cycle will always release an energy pulse equal to the highest power setting since the last recent discharge. A resettable circuit breaker in the primary AC line is accessible on the unit's back panel and protects against damage from internal circuit shorts and similar fault conditions. 

A handheld tool control assembly and included cable are available for attaching the standard welding pliers and other optional specialized tools.

Click Here for larger images of the available attachments (pin welder, spot welder, stud welder and foot switch attachments).

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HotSpot PLUS Power and Energy Level Control Unit (525 Watt Sec.).........$ 1,250.00 each
Price Includes:  Eye Shielding Protective Goggles, Carbon Block, 

Grounding Magnet, Instruction Booklet.

Attachment Cable with Handheld Control Assembly & Pliers................$ 150.00 each

Spot Welding Attachment Tool..................................................................$ 79.00 each

Stud Welding Attachment Tool (collet not included)..............................$ 79.00 each

Insul Pin #10 Attachment Tool....................................................................$ 100.00 each

Insul Pin #12 Attachment Tool....................................................................$ 100.00 each                  

Spot Welding Tips pk of 6  ...........................................................................        $ 25.00 each

HotSpot  PLUS Welding Pliers....................................................................$ 39.00 each 
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 Foot Switch and 12' connecting cable ......................................................$ 62.00 each
Attaching thermocouple to pipe
Attach Insul Pins with the Pin welding attachment
Pin welding attachment
Spot Welding attachment
Stud welding attachment
 
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