Lotos TIG200 Review
Robust and Reliable Welder
Why Should You Buy It
Lotos Tig Welder 200A have a good reputation for reliability. It helps the user to achieve accurate welding. It’s so user-friendly that both professionals and beginners can use it easily. Its ability to switch from 110V to 220V and vice versa allows the user to switch between the two. Moreover, lotos tig200 automatically detect the necessity to switch between the two voltages, so the novice welders can handle it with ease.
Who's It For
It’s a must-have TIG/ Stick Welder for beginner and weekend enthusiast who require an affordable welder. However, it’s an ideal tool for professional as well who is looking for industrial-quality features in a robust welder. Merely to say, it’s a perfect for anyone who needs a welder for aluminum, mild steel, stainless steel and other types of metals.
Why We Picked Lotos TIG200
So, you want to know why we picked Lotos Tig200 200A AC/DC.
First of all, Lotos is a trusted brand when it comes to welder and welding accessories. Lotos TIG200 is one of the top selling products brought by Lotos technology.
Second, when we test different welders, we found Lotos Tig200 very reliable. It provides perfect versatility for all types of projects around home improvement or office renovations.
Third, unlike other welder, this unit doesn’t overheat. The unit is very user-friendly, especially for the beginner. The controls are well placed and we found it very simple to use.
Finally, the unit comes with many useful features that you won’t find on many welders of its class and it also performs like many expensive welders.
The Great Features and Performance of LOTOS TIG200
We bet you cannot wait to hear about its best features. Here we go…
- Automatic Dual Voltage/ Dual Frequency
Lotos Tig200 delivers dual voltage 110v AC / 220v AC, dual frequency 50Hz / 60Hz. This feature allows the unit to run directly on 110V 50/60 Hz and 220V 50/60 Hz.
Unsure whether you need 110V or 220 V for your task?
The machine simply detects the necessity of voltage and adjusts accordingly. The inclusive adapter plug enables the user to switch easily and quickly from 110V to 220V and vice versa.
Sounds great. Isn’t it?
It’s really a very useful feature for the novice.
- Square Wave Inverter
The unit is integrated with square wave inverter technology. It’s a right way to weld aluminum with higher accuracy. It also works excellent for welding mild steel and stainless steel and able to weld metals 3/8 of an inch thick.
- 200 A TIG/Stick Welding Output
It works great for both stick and TIG welding jobs. For TIG welding it produces 10amp to 200amp whereas for stick welding it produces 30amp to 200amp.
- HP Start Hand Torch Control And Foot Pedal Control
It features HF start hand torch control. Its foot pedal helps the user to control the welding heat.
Brand Name Lotos
Dimensions with handle 28 x 13 x 17 inches or 711 x 330 x 432 mm (L x W x H)
Product Weight 58.0 pounds or 26.3kg
Installation Type tig-welding
Power Source AC/ DC
Style Aluminum Tig/Stick Welder Square Wave Inverter with Pedal and Mask
Input Voltage 110~220 VAC
Output Current TIG: 10 – 200A AC/DC
Stick: 30 – 200A AC/DC
Power Factor 0.73
Power Efficiency 80%
inlet flow rate/pressure 3.6scfm @65psi
Housing Protection Grade IP21
Welding Material Stainless steel, alloy steel, brass, aluminum, etc.
Welding capacity 3/8" or 9.5mm
Gas Supply dry, clean and oil-free argon
Certification CCC, CE, CSA and ISO-9001 certified
Let’s take a quick tour of this tools advantages.
- Extra Flexibility-Whether you want to use it in your home or domestic workshop, its dual voltage compatibility allow the user to plug it on a standard household power source and thus ensures the maximum convenience.
- Effective Welding Heat Control- Featuring with the precise foot pedal, the unit effectively controls the welding heat.
- Offers Maximum Accuracy When Welding Aluminum- Its 200amp square wave inverter helps the user to achieve accurate welding.
- Affordable- If you’re a beginner or a home welder and don’t want to spend a fortune, LOTOS TIG200 can be a good option for you. It’s also great for professional welders who are on a budget.
- Easy To Control- The controls are simple to set out that allows the user to set the unit accurately.
But, that's not all!
Comes With Additional Accessories
Lotos TIG 200 comes with additional decent quality accessories that a user basically needs to run the unit. You’ll receive a TIG torch along with accessory pack and a mask set.
TIG torch TT132
Ground clamp & cable
Stick welding electrode holder
Argon regulator & hose
TIG Torch Accessories
1 DC Tungsten Electrode
2 pieces of shield cups
1 collet body
Let’s be honest to mention here the disadvantages of this welder.
- Handling the foot pedal may seem difficult for some users. However, once you learn the controls, you’ll be able to handle it easily. Moreover, with the increase of max output range, it’ll adjust accordingly.
- If you constantly need to move in your work site, the unit seems a little heavy to you.
- Doesn’t comes with a pulse feature.
- Replacement parts aren’t easily available.
Why Lotos TIG 200 Is The Best Of The Best
Regarding usability, versatility, flexibility, reliability, and affordability, Lotos TIG 200 is one of the best units for the welder.
First, the price of this unit is the lowest compared to other similar tools available on the market. It’s a great advantage for any hobbyist.
Second, it’s a powerful and handy unit that is suitable for any home and automotive projects.
Third, its automatic dual voltage adjustability makes it one of the useful and versatile unit.
Finally, the unit works great on any metal such as aluminum, mild steel, stainless steel and much more.
So what's the bottom line about this unit?
If you desire to perform a variety of functions for a lot of different tasks, Lotos Tig Welder 200A is certainly a good unit for you. It’s a user-friendly tool for the novice as well as a great unit for professionals who are on a budget.
For the money, it’s excellent welding equipment.
Frequently Asked Questions (Faqs) About Lotos Tig Welder 200A
So, what are the most commonly asked questions about this welder?
Q. What is the required amps under 230V and 115V?
A. Seller suggest to have 26amp under 230V and 30amp input under 115V
Q. Can it weld on any type of metal?
A. Yes, Other than aluminum it can weld stainless steel, mild steel and much more.
Q. Does it come with a hose?
A. Yes, the unit comes with a hose to hook up the argon tank.