Miller Spectrum 2050 torch upgrade

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Mountain Home
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Miller Spectrum 2050 torch upgrade

Post by Mountain Home » Tue Apr 19, 2011 10:16 pm

If anyone has a 2050 and would like to upgrade to a machine torch for under $500, you can buy a Hypertherm RT60 from Scott Gross online for $490. All it takes to use this torch on the Miller is taking the connection end apart and rearranging the pins to match the Miller. This works great.

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Re: Miller Spectrum 2050 torch upgrade

Post by Dana gear » Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:25 am

Another option is Thermal Dynamics one torch. We installed one on our Miller 2050 and flat love it. Direct connection

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Re: Miller Spectrum 2050 torch upgrade

Post by Riverratfab » Fri Jun 02, 2017 5:57 pm

Do you have any pictures of doing it I am trying to rig one up on my plasma cutter now

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Re: Miller Spectrum 2050 torch upgrade

Post by toschar » Thu May 02, 2019 2:43 am

Yes I to would like to know the pin out to updrade thanks

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Miller Spectrum 2050 torch upgrade

Post by cowboyupcustoms89 » Thu Feb 11, 2021 11:58 pm

Hey guys so I am currently trying to upgrade to a machine torch on my 2050 I got the torch bought but what do I need to change over or add to get it to fire? because the plug and play method did not work unfortunately. is there a trigger part I will need to order to use the machine torch?

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Re: Miller Spectrum 2050 torch upgrade

Post by weldguy » Fri Feb 12, 2021 5:02 pm

Reading the original post from Mountain Home it sounds like you have to re-arrange the pins to make it work. Try downloading the manuals for each plasma cutter and hopefully there will be a diagram showing the pin out of the torch plug of each machine.

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Re: Miller Spectrum 2050 torch upgrade

Post by djreiswig » Fri Feb 12, 2021 7:41 pm

Miller
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Hypertherm
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It looks like you need to move pin 7 in the torch to pin 3. That appears to be the only difference in the connections.
I found it interesting that the wire colors are the same between the two brands.

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