First, the interface of a Dynasty works from left to right, like reading a book. It stores your parameters by program and process - so make sure you set those first. Then, from left to right - start the setup. You'll select a function and make any setting adjustments using the control knob. Just remember to pay attention which LED's are illuminated - because that's what you're adjusting. When done with settings, it's a good idea to press the MAIN AMPS button to display and adjust preset amperage.
Basic Control Panel Setup
Process: Select between TIG modes with either high frequency start or lift arc start and STICK welding.
Output: Select the remote function or turn the output contact ON.
*Note: RMT STD is the setting for a foot pedal. It means REMOTE STANDARD.
RMT 2T HOLD is a TRIGGER HOLD function - which uses panel amperage settings.
ON is used for STICK welding or LIFT ARC TIG without a remote. Note, the output of the machine is LIVE!!!
Pulser: This function is an advanced control. But, experiment by setting the PPS at 1, 10, 100, etc.
Sequencer: This is an advanced function for most. Using a foot pedal remote, this will not engage (NOT VALID).
PRE/POST: Set gas flow in seconds, postflow is most important. Select AUTO or set 1 second for every 10 amps.
AC Balance: 70-75% is a good starting point.
AC Frequency: 60-120 hertz is a nice range.
What to Adjust? These Controls Will Help You the Most!
AC Balance: This function controls your cleaning action in AC and can effect tungsten life. Lower settings cause more tungsten erosion and produce a a wider etching zone. Good for weathered aluminum. Higher settings preserve the tungsten, making it possible to weld with a sharpened point - that may ball slightly at the very tip. Higher settings also produce a more narrow etching zone.
How to set AC Balance: With such a broad range, where should you start? Well, I like to use a high balance setting to keep my tungsten sharp but provide "enough" cleaning. What's enough? Look for a shiny, mirror-like puddle that doesn't have any "pepper" floating in it.
AC Frequency: This of this feature as ARC FOCUS. Like putting a nozzle on a water hose, higher AC frequencies focus the arc for better directional control and less wander.
Lower Frequencies: If you're making a butt weld or an outside corner, a wide arc may be exactly what you want. Try a setting of 60-80 hertz and spread the arc out to capture the edges of the joint.
Higher Frequencies: Turn your Dynasty into a screaming machine with higher settings. On an inside corner, try 120-140 hertz to focus the arc in to the corner for complete fusion. You'll love the difference it makes.
Pulse Settings: The pulse can serve a variety of applications. Low settings (below 100 hz) product a distinct ripple pattern & frequency below 2 hertz can help coodinate adding filler to the puddle. Each droplet is a ripple. Higher settings help to narrow the weld bead for reduced distortion, faster travel speeds and good penetration. Try running at 1, 10 and 100 pps. You'll find that above 40 hertz, the pulse becomes less visible and more audible. If you want laser-like control, get your pulse frequency between 250 and 400 hertz ... but wear ear plugs because it's sound like an angry hornet!