CST 280

SKU: CST 280

Durable yet lightweight Stick/TIG welding power source designed for construction industry. 280 amps of output is ideal for stick electrodes up to 3/16 in and TIG welding pipe and plate.

Welding Accessories Required and sold separately

General Information: 
  • Easy voltage changeover between voltage ranges through a two-position manual switch. Conveniently located on the rear panel, it simplifies voltage change in racks.
  • Simple to operate with a process selector knob which automatically sets the proper dig setting on E6010 and E7018 electrodes providing superior stick performance.
  • Lift-ArcT Simply touch the tungsten to the work piece...lift...and the arc is initiated instantly and automatically without the use of high frequency.
  • Fan-On-DemandT cooling system operates only when needed providing power efficiency and noise reduction
  • Stand-alone or rack-mounted for construction sites. Optional 4-pack racks, commonly used in construction and shipyards, are available for multiple operator applications. All controls including the power switch are located on front of the machine for easy access.
  • Remote amperage control provided through 14-pin receptacle on front of the machine. This permits use of standard amperage control devices.
Standard Accessories: 
  • Power Source
  • 6 ft power cable
  • Dinse Style machines include male connectors.


  • Requires 3- or 1- Phase Power
  • Rated Output

  • 3 ph: 280A @ 31.2V, 35% duty cycle
  • 3 ph: 200A @ 28V, 100% duty cycle
  • 1 ph: 200A @ 28V, 50% duty cycle
  • 1 ph: 150A @ 26V, 100% duty cycle
  • Dimensions

  • Height: 65 in (1651 mm)
  • Width: 56-3/4 in (1442 mm)
  • Depth: 34-1/4 in (870 mm)
  • Welding Amperage Range

  • 5- 200 Amps- 1 phase
  • 5- 280 Amps- 3 phase
  • Net Weight

  • 41 lb (18.6 kg)