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SMENCO releases world’s first battery powered AccuPocket welder with VRD

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article image The battery-operated AccuPocket offers an ideal solution for repair welding or site erection work in remote terrain

SMENCO introduces the AccuPocket, the latest innovation from welding equipment manufacturer Fronius.

AccuPocket is the world’s first portable off-grid battery powered MMA welding unit from Fronius, and is now available from Australian distributors SMENCO with Voltage Reduction Device (VRD).

The battery-operated AccuPocket welders offer an ideal solution for repair welding or site erection work in remote terrain with no direct access to mains electricity. Powered by high-performing lithium-ion rechargeable batteries, AccuPocket weighs just 11kg, allowing operators unprecedented freedom of movement in manual electrode and TIG welding applications.

A fully charged battery (400 Wh) delivers sufficient power to weld up to eight 3.25mm diameter electrodes or 18 electrodes of 2.5mm diameter. AccuPocket with VRD exceeds stringent Australian safety standards and has an Open Circuit Voltage (OCV) of 12 V, three times lower than the 35 V maximum OCV standard required.

When the welding circuit resistance is greater than 200 ohms, the OCV is limited to 12 V and the VRD must be active within 0.3 seconds after welding stops.

A major advantage of the battery-powered AccuPocket is that it minimises time-consuming weld preparation work. The AccuPocket, therefore, is actually more economical over its service life in many applications than conventional electrode welding systems.

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