How would I take 120V off one of these ZENA welders for my grinder, etc.?
We do not recommend that you try do do so. AC power tools are simply not designed to work with DC power sources -- and DC power can be particularly dangerous to use.
IF THE TOOL IS NOT LABELED FOR AC/DC USE DO NOT USE IT WITH A DC SUPPLY.
We produce a DC welding current with our power generators. Further, proper voltages for welding are typically too low to properly power any sort of power tool -- even one designed to work with 110-120V DC.
We recommend that our customers who need a good source of intermittent AC power for power tools (and other equipment) buy an inverter. Either a 600W or 1200W inverter will usually work quite well for service truck applications.
You get all the power that you need to run a 4" grinder or 3/8" drill with a 600W inverter -- and a 1200W unit will easily drive a 7" grinder or 1/2" drill.
Best of all, since Y2K these units are VERY cheap -- and you have power without the need to run the engine. When you start the engine to weld (or drive), the energy used by the inverter is replaced "free".
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