ESAB’s Renegade VOLT™ ES 200i MMA/TIG battery-powered welding system, which ESAB developed in conjunction with Stanley Black & Decker, has made its European debut at the Schweissen & Schneiden 2023 trade fair.
Powered by four DEWALT FLEXVOLT 12 Ah (amp-hour) batteries, Renegade VOLT offers an MMA output of 10 – 130A and TIG output of 10 –150A on battery power. Renegade VOLT also connects to 110V or 230V AC mains power and provides a maximum welding output of 200A when connected to 230V mains. Additionally, Renegade VOLT has an exclusive AMP + Hybrid Mode that supplements mains power with battery power to mitigate nuisance circuit breaker tripping.
Using the four FLEXVOLT 12 Ah batteries included in the package and set to an output of 80A, the Renegade VOLT provides the power to weld with up to 33 (E6013) electrodes or TIG weld for up to 45 minutes on a single charge in standard operating conditions.
A four-port fast charger (included) charges the 12 Ah batteries from zero to full charge in about 100 minutes. Depleted batteries can be swapped for fresh batteries in seconds, so users can continue welding without interruption. The battery box detaches for easier portability and storage, as well as for convenience when connected to mains power. The machine weighs 23 kg with the batteries and battery box and 10 kg when the box is detached.
Portable and Powerful
“Renegade VOLT ES 200i revolutionizes the industry as the first-ever interchangeable battery-powered welder,” said Pedro Muniz, ESAB Product Marketing Director, Equipment Solutions. “Through our collaboration with Stanley Black & Decker, Renegade VOLT offers contractors the benefit of using batteries that work with any other DEWALT FLEXVOLT-compatible hand tools. It allows users to accomplish jobs in difficult-to-reach locations, locations without power, and applications where portability and quick set-up provide operational efficiencies.”
Renegade VOLT is a fraction of the weight and size of engine-driven generators, and it eliminates many of the costs and hassles of generators, such as fumes, fuel costs, noise and the need to drag heavy and expensive welding cables or extension cords. With the ability to use AC mains power to tackle larger projects in the fabrication shop, Renegade VOLT provides ultimate location flexibility. Applications that benefit from Renegade VOLT include maintenance and repair, construction, shipyard, rail, power generation, offshore and farm/agriculture.
“Renegade VOLT builds on the success of ESAB’s Renegade inverter-based welding platform, which offers best-of-class arc performance to meet the high expectations of welding professionals,” says Bartosz Kutarba, Global Director of Light Industrial Products at ESAB. “Renegade VOLT uses a next-generation current control module with built-in intelligence that can detect and clear a short circuit or manage current transients faster than the microprocessor controls used on other units, minimizing spatter, and creating a stable, more controllable weld pool.”
In MMA mode, Renegade VOLT features include adjustable Hot Start, which fine tunes the optimal energy during the arc starting sequence for improved strike performance and reduced sticking. An Adjustable Arc Force function enables the operator to adjust the arc characteristics so that they are crisper or softer, tailoring the arc for different electrodes, applications, and operator preferences. Preferences can be stored in ten memory functions. In TIG mode, Renegade VOLT provides Live-TIG for arc starts without high-frequency. Users access all TIG and MMA functions from an easy-to-read color-coded graphical interface.
The Renegade VOLT can be ordered on our website here, finance options through Klarna are available when added to cart