Long time listener, first time caller.
I recently picked up a used Hypertherm Powermax 65 w/o CPC, I need to set it up with a torch and leads. Obviously the first that that one notices about machine torch and leads is that they aren’t exactly cheapest $650+.
Now, I know it will probably grind some gears of those sticking to OEM parts and consumables, but is there any reason that I can’t replace the lead connection on the front with the standard aftermarket connector to run the much cheaper aftermarket machine torch and leads? First and foremost, it is rated for the current levels the 65 outputs, the torch originally comes with an Everlast 80A model.
While I’m in there I figured I would splice in the wiring as well for control that typically the CPC would handle also.