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Old 01-02-2006, 06:06 PM
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Do I disconnect the battery?

Should I disconnect the battery when using a mig welder on the car. I used to always do this if using the arc welder but am not sure with the mig.
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i would have answered in a word, but i couldn't.

yes.
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Yes....might not hurt anything, but better safe than sorry.
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Should I disconnect the battery when using a mig welder on the car. I used to always do this if using the arc welder but am not sure with the mig.
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Jeremy
Doc here,

Depending on the Vehicle year and outfit..

The answer is YES ......

Disconnect BOTH cables, as I remember the welder frequency travels from ground to stinger...

In addition to that, Disconnect and remove the Vehicle Computer To be safe!!Sounds like over~kill huh? But that welder Frequency can back travel through the senders and into the Quad Buffers..and can damage The Confuser..I'd Also pull the plugs from any Modern CD/Radios, Cell phones, Digi Clocks, anything Electronic, Op~amp or static charged archeteture...just to be safe (especially if it wasn't my vehicle..customer)

OR, you could go the other route..

Leave it all hooked up..Electronic Troubleshooting expands the minds horizions...and builds character..

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Real good question, but I've noticed that they don't disconnect the cables at the muffler shops .

But when I weld at home, I certainly disconnect the battery cables.
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