The Buddy™ Arc 180 is a robust and durable power source for the professional welder. The machine provides state-of-the-art welding performance and reliability through use of the latest high grade IGBT technology. The Buddy™ Arc 180 is a user friendly, robust and light weight stick (MMA) welding machine which also features a Live TIG arc mode. The internal electronics are cooled by a highly efficient fan for added reliability and monitored by a thermal protection system. The machine is equipped with three heat sinks which further extends the lifetime of the product. The casing has been designed to withstand harsh environments and is rated to IP 23S standards. The machine incorporates both a shoulder strap and a robust carry handle.