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Re: JP spot welder

Posted: Nov 05 2016 2:45pm
by tomjasz
riba2233 wrote:Ok, just please be patient and don't ask me when it's going to happen, because I don't know at this moment! :)
Great! Patiently waiting!

Re: JP spot welder

Posted: Nov 07 2016 2:24pm
by panossio
riba2233 wrote:
Ok, just please be patient and don't ask me when it's going to happen, because I don't know at this moment! :)
Please Let me know too
Thanks
Panaigiotis

Re: JP spot welder

Posted: Nov 15 2016 3:56am
by Offroader
I want to replace the wire attached to my probes. Would anyone know if this is easily done or how I could do it, or should I consider buying new probes?

Anyone know where I would buy such probes?

Thanks

Re: JP spot welder

Posted: Nov 15 2016 3:59pm
by riba2233
You can buy similar probes from china, sukko (bad) or from sunstone (expensive, around 400 USD).

Cables are crimped, so mostly impossible to replace...

If you want, I can make you probes with extra super flexible silicone cable for 110 USD shipped. Yeah, that cable is wildly expensive! :x

Re: JP spot welder

Posted: Nov 15 2016 11:17pm
by okashira
riba2233 wrote:You can buy similar probes from china, sukko (bad) or from sunstone (expensive, around 400 USD).

Cables are crimped, so mostly impossible to replace...

If you want, I can make you probes with extra super flexible silicone cable for 110 USD shipped. Yeah, that cable is wildly expensive! :x
So happy to hear from you here, ,:) have not been following thread due to other priorities, but just wanted to say riba has made an amazing contribution and to ask all be patient.
Had plans myself to sell just a small batch of 8 welders, designed by Riba, but things came up . I fully understand how difficult it is to manufacture and sell a product.. At any qty low or mass production.
Soon...

Re: JP spot welder

Posted: Nov 16 2016 1:25am
by Offroader
I guess the one riba is designing now will have cool features like a digital adjust for pulse time, flexible cables, better fet / gate management, more safety with avalanche current like diodes, more safety features like a malfunction won't allow current to probes without hitting foot pedal, etc.

I guess the ones we have will do the job, but the new ones will be better and need less modification.

Re: JP spot welder

Posted: Nov 16 2016 1:54am
by Cowardlyduck
Do we have any rough idea on an ETA for the new product?

I've got 75 cells, but no welder currently. I was going to borrow a fellow ES members JP welder, but if a new polished product will be out some time in the next 2-3 months I can wait.

Cheers

Re: JP spot welder

Posted: Nov 16 2016 12:04pm
by mxer
As above, wow can't believe this could actually be an option again.

Fantastic riba, great to see you posting again, really pleased for you, good man!!..

Super cool!!...

Re: JP spot welder

Posted: Nov 16 2016 4:12pm
by riba2233
Wow people calm down a bit :lol:

I don't know how you came to this conclusion, but there wont be new welder revision. I will only offer DIY welder kits until I cleat my supplies and that's all! But not yet, I will announce when I'm ready (they will be available with no waiting).

I did have plans though, but then life came in the middle lol :P

Re: JP spot welder

Posted: Nov 22 2016 3:57am
by Quokka
Subd.

Re: JP spot welder

Posted: Jan 12 2017 7:22am
by spinningmagnets
That was the best assembly video I've seen so far, step by step. 8 FETs for switching on and off, and one giant audio capacitor for energy accumulation (as big as a tall can of soda).

Re: JP spot welder

Posted: Jan 12 2017 12:23pm
by Offroader
I wonder how that welder times the pulses, or does it just dump the whole power of the capacitor each time.

Re: JP spot welder

Posted: Jan 12 2017 7:49pm
by Offroader
I just wanted to add that it isn't all that hard to build one of these spot welders as you see in the video. If you want to use it with a battery, they have someone who programmed an Arduino nano to control the pulse time.

The software and programing is on the internet and you can download it and even see the code. You can easily download it via USB to the Arduino.

This means you can buy a $13 dollar Arduino nano, match up the pins to control the gate, the schematics are online, and use that to control the gates. The nice thing about the Arduino is that it can control an LED display so you can see the number you set your pulse time to.

Any of us with the JP welder can easily match the pins and use the Arduino nano to control the pulse time and also use it to attach a digital display of what the welding pulse time is set to.

Re: JP spot welder

Posted: Jan 12 2017 10:32pm
by markz
I soldered up my own pcb board from advweb
http://avdweb.nl/tech-tips/spot-welder.html
the guys in the EU somewhere. Netherlands perhaps.

Riba's spot welder review

Posted: Feb 19 2017 4:45am
by Lucasimo
I have been getting very good welds with this welding set up using two car batteries in parallel. A 50aH and a 67aH. I got the 50aH for about £10 second hand and the 67aH I bought new from eBay for about £40 including delivery.

I can weld 0.2mm nickel easily and could probably weld nickel thicker than this as well. I have also been able to weld nickel to stainless steel and also to titanium (had some old titanium scissors I tested it on). It cannot weld nickel to aluminium but then, I don't need it to do that anyway.

I found best results are obtained with the pulse adjustment set about half way. If set too high, you just end up blowing a hole right through the nickel.

Welds are very good.

This is a brilliant example of good engineering and keeping things simple. Other bonus is that if you blow a FET (I haven't managed it yet), it would be easy to replace.

Very good work by Riba. I hope you are feeling much better these days :-)

Here are some photos:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/lucasimo/ ... 7014611293

Re: JP spot welder

Posted: Feb 19 2017 6:50am
by Allex
Personally, I would use less power for your welds
What you can see here is metal that is teared apart so what we actually have here is limited contact between the weld itself and nickel material.

Re: JP spot welder

Posted: Feb 19 2017 7:05am
by Lucasimo
Good point. I have since got a bit better at it. Welds are very strong. I did a pull test and it was very hard to pull apart. In fact, when the test nickel tab came off it left itself behind on the battery. None of the test welds when pulled apart actually broke on the weld. Rather, the nickel strip itself was ripped. Only way to remove weld was to gently use a Dremel on the battery end.

Re: JP spot welder

Posted: Feb 19 2017 7:09pm
by tomjasz
Offroader wrote:I just wanted to add that it isn't all that hard to build one of these spot welders as you see in the video. If you want to use it with a battery, they have someone who programmed an Arduino nano to control the pulse time.
Yup it's all there but my original works great and some of us haven't embraced or gained the skills you call easy.

Is anyone building the original here? Or a person that is plug and play. I get so tired of using my Mac to struggle through stuff and another Windoze upgrade is, well, more than I want to spend.

EDIT GOOGLE FAIL FOUND THIS "Install the Arduino Software (IDE) on OS X"

Anything odd ir that I need to know using OS X?

Re: JP spot welder

Posted: Feb 19 2017 7:10pm
by tomjasz
ANYONE BUILDING THE ORIGINAL JP/RIBA?

Re: JP spot welder

Posted: Feb 19 2017 7:28pm
by markz
Need the programmed chip, or be able to do it yourself.

Re: JP spot welder

Posted: Feb 19 2017 9:18pm
by fortisi876
I've been following this thread and others for years....cannot believe no one has turned this into a business yet......I've been wanting one of these for a long time now. SMH! :cry:

Re: JP spot welder

Posted: Feb 20 2017 12:33am
by BeachRider2016
fortisi876 wrote:I've been following this thread and others for years....cannot believe no one has turned this into a business yet......I've been wanting one of these for a long time now. SMH! :cry:
checkout the arduino tab welder post. Its pretty sweet for under $100.

Re: JP spot welder

Posted: Feb 20 2017 9:02am
by NetPro
Offroader wrote:I just wanted to add that it isn't all that hard to build one of these spot welders as you see in the video. If you want to use it with a battery, they have someone who programmed an Arduino nano to control the pulse time.

The software and programing is on the internet and you can download it and even see the code. You can easily download it via USB to the Arduino.

This means you can buy a $13 dollar Arduino nano, match up the pins to control the gate, the schematics are online, and use that to control the gates. The nice thing about the Arduino is that it can control an LED display so you can see the number you set your pulse time to.

Any of us with the JP welder can easily match the pins and use the Arduino nano to control the pulse time and also use it to attach a digital display of what the welding pulse time is set to.
This is a great idea!
My JP Welder is working great but I like the accuracy of the Nano's digital display and besides, it is a great weekend project.
If anyone has already done it, please share any suggestions/ideas or pics.

Thanks!

Re: JP spot welder

Posted: Feb 20 2017 9:23am
by spinningmagnets
I just bought a turn-key unit, but...I can't find the link. (*taps foot, waiting for mail to arrive)

Re: JP spot welder

Posted: Feb 20 2017 1:17pm
by Valld
fortisi876 wrote:I've been following this thread and others for years....cannot believe no one has turned this into a business yet......I've been wanting one of these for a long time now. SMH! :cry:
See this thread below. I bought one and I'm very happy with it. Based on JP welder, but much improved.

https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewt ... 4&start=75