I was inspired by Gregory Hildstrom to do some upgrades to my Lincoln AC-225. The first is to add some quick disconnects to the front panel.
Quick Fitting Cable connector-Plug + Socket DKJ10-25 & DKZ10-25 $1.60 x 4 = $6.40 + shipping
The first step was opening it up and adding quick disconnects to the front panel. I found some cheaper DINSE-style connectors that set me back about $15 for four male and four female from River-Weld. They aren’t as solid as name brand connectors and are only “rated” up to 200 amps, but they should work fine for me.
I also found a post and also a video on doing this that was helpful. The video goes into the upgrade in-depth and he also explains the importance of keeping the panel connector separate from the body.
They aren’t as strong or feel as secure as ones on 100% duty cycle machines I’ve used, but for my garage and the 2x a year I’ll use it, they should do fine!
The next step is adding DC outputs.