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Old 04-09-2011, 02:09 PM #49
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Default Re: Firing up a little argon?

Got mine started again as well. As of now, it's been on for 12 hours continuous for the start of its 2 day+ burn in.

At max current the PSU can handle, I've got 8 lines:



7 you may say, but there is a very faint violet dot next to the blue line.

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OK, the argon has just finished its 2 day burn in. I'm letting it cool right down, and see if I can get it to fire relatively easily Fingers crossed

EDIT: OK, it seems a lot more tempted to start, however it still doesn't start on the first click

It also seems a lot more tempted to fire down the capillary. If I leave it at idle current, usually it's strike down the capillary instead of the bore

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Your argon sure needs some TLC before its gonna work properly, thats for sure.
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Default Re: Firing up a little argon?

OK, just an update on this. I haven't touched the argon for a few months now, however i hooked it up again tonight. Left the current at idle, and attempted to fire it up. It lit down the capillary the first 2 times, however the 3rd try it took to the bore

However, my alignment has gone out of whack (again), so I've lost all but 2 of the lines.

What does this mean? Is my argon getting better (Apart from lighting down the capillary)?

I need to find some sort of adjustable way of aligning it, since my current setup just drifts off over time.

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