The Miller Trailblazer® 302 Air Pak™ welder/generator/air compressor is now available with a battery charger/jump starter to provide equipment-repair, construction and structural steel professionals with a 4-in-1 tool that requires less truck space, uses less fuel and simplifies equipment management than purchasing separate components.
- 450 A (12 V)/350A (24 V) battery jumping power
- 13,000 watts of peak generator power
- Up to 350 amps of welding power
- 26 CFM of continuous compressed air
APPLETON, Wis., January 26, 2010—Miller’s Trailblazer® 302 Air Pak™ welder/generator/air compressor is now available with an internal 12/24 V battery charger and jump starter, eliminating the need for, as well as the costs and truck space of, separate chargers or battery packs to start dead batteries on the job site. The Trailblazer 302 Air Pak provides equipment-repair, construction and structural steel professionals with a self-contained power source that welds at up to 350 amps, provides 13,000 watts of Accu-Rated™ generator power, 26 CFM of compressed air and, now, 450 A (12 V)/350A (24 V) of battery jumping power.
To extend battery life and help eliminate battery failure, the Trailblazer 302 Air Pak provides charging power (10 to 75 A, as set by the operator) until it senses a load from the starter. The jump starting mode is activated only when it senses a load from the starter. In addition, if the Trailblazer 302 Air Pak senses a battery with a dead cell, a poor connection or an improper voltage setting, it will inform the operator of the error rather than send a charge. The jumper cables use a standard marine plug to connect to the unit and are available separately.
The Trailblazer 302 Air Pak was recently introduced as the industry’s first gasoline engine-driven welder, generator and air compressor that meets job site reliability standards. The battery charge/jump feature doesn’t add weight or size to unit, which weighs only 771 lbs. and measures 59-1/2 in. x 20 in. wide x 34-1/4 in. high.
“The mechanics who use welders, generators and air compressors on the job site are usually the same people responsible for starting the bulldozer, backhoe or other equipment when the battery dies. So, it made sense to combine all of those features in the Trailblazer 302 Air Pak.”
John Leisner, product manager, Miller Electric Mfg. Co.
“The Trailblazer 302 Air Pak has the same height and width as a regular Trailblazer, but it’s 14 inches longer. It fits in the back of any truck. With a compressor inside the welder, we have one less piece of equipment to pack and one less engine to fuel and maintain. It creates more room for gang boxes and frees up weight for other tools.”
—Dan Chapman, owner, CMW Welding, Spring Grove, Ill.
Additional News Release Information
The Trailblazer 302 Air Pak’s rotary screw air compressor delivers 70 to 160 PSI of air with no storage tank required. It runs most air impact wrenches at idle and provides 100-percent deliverable air, which allows contractors to work continuously without worrying about air pressure. It substantially improves air carbon arc cutting and gouging, and is capable of working with ¼-in. carbons (rated: 3/16-in.) for most applications. It also provides more than enough power and air to run Miller’s full line of portable Spectrum® plasma cutters with a rated cut of 5/8-in.
The Trailblazer 302 Air Pak features a 30 HP Kohler gas engine, weighs 771 lbs. and measures 59-1/2 in. long (just 14 in. longer than a Trailblazer 302, with the same width and height) x 20 in. wide x 34-1/4 in. high. It occupies up to 50-percent less truck space and up to 25-percent less axle weight compared to using a separate engine-driven air compressor. It also lowers fuel use and simplifies equipment management.
More Generator Power
The Trailblazer 302 Air Pak is a true multi-process machine that provides strong Stick, MIG, flux cored, AC/DC TIG, and air carbon arc gouging and cutting performance. It provides 25 to 300 amps of DC output for Stick, 10 to 300 amps of DC output for TIG, 10 to 225 amps for AC TIG/Stick and 13 to 35 volts (350 amps) for MIG and flux cored welding.
The Trailblazer 302 Air Pak’s two-generator design, one for welding and one for power generation, ensures that the welding arc remains stable when power tools are being used. Its 13,000 watts of Accu-Rated™ generator power (11,000 watts continuous) gives contractors the most generator power of any gas welder generator. Running Miller welders, such as the Millermatic®, Maxstar® 200 and Dynasty® 200, off of the Trailblazer 302 Air Pak’s generator power further transforms this engine drive into a powerful multi-arc system to increase productivity while lowering fuel use and cost-per-arc ownership.