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Plasmacam Powermax 600 to Powermax 85 Upgrade

Postby TTMotorsports » Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:59 pm

I'm looking to upgrade my Plasmacam DHC2 from the old Powermax 600 to a new hypertherm powermax 85. I'm still running the old plasmacam 3.11 software. Is it possible to simply change out my machine for the newer one and plug it in and go? Not very familiar with these things as I got my setup already all together and plug and play.

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Re: Plasmacam Powermax 600 to Powermax 85 Upgrade

Postby rdj357 » Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:31 pm

Essentially yes. The software doesn't care what plasma source you're using. The particulars of the wiring will depend on if you're using a machine torch or a hand torch now and what you will use with the 85. You'll have to make the appropriate connections for the torch interface cable.
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Re: Plasmacam Powermax 600 to Powermax 85 Upgrade

Postby TTMotorsports » Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:29 pm

Hand torch on the 600 and will have hand torch on the 85 as well

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Re: Plasmacam Powermax 600 to Powermax 85 Upgrade

Postby rdj357 » Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:30 pm

OK, yep you will be able to swap the connections of the torch control cable over to the 85 with little trouble. The large red and black wires will still connect to the raw arc voltage and the small black and white wires of the cable will still connect in series with the trigger circuit. I believe that is still a purple wire in the harness going to the torch connector. You can verify that by downloading the service manual for the 85 and looking at the wiring diagram near the end.
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Re: Plasmacam Powermax 600 to Powermax 85 Upgrade

Postby Contiveros » Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:44 am

I would recommend that you get the machine torch on model 85 hyperterm has a CPC port that you can use to access the from the back of the unit. THere is option to get both the hand torch and the machine torch at the same time a little more monies but worth every bit since you can have a change option to use hand torch to cut as needed by just plug n play with the unit. Here some thing that jimcolt wrote:" If you have a Powermax65 (or 85 or 105 or the new 125) with the CPC port you can interface it very easily to the PlasmaCam. There is a guy (my son) that produces a plug and play cable for $75 (free shipping in US) that makes this interface easy if you have CPC and machine torch. It can be done without this cable as well, but you will need to get the mating plug, and make some modification to the existing PlasmaCam interface cable. I can help with that if that is the route you choose."

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