Re: Inductive Ballasting


My question is if the welding supply has any other circuitry such as
SCR/Triacs for conduction angle modulation in series with the primary?

My understanding of welders is that the more "exotic" circuitry is usually
found on the more expensive welders, and is more for MIG and TIG welders,
and not the typical home type welder.  I have a Lincoln 225A AC welder that 
cost ~$200 new.  I don't have any qualms about using this one for coil use,
and then later using it for welding.  I do know that TIG welders have a
high frequency start, as well as other circuitry to condition the electricity
which may be affected by coil usage.