The most powerful battery-powered welder available
No one would argue the necessity and usefulness of welding. It is often the best and sometimes the only option in fabrication and repair. And so long as the work can be brought into a welding shop, there are few challenges in the process. But when work is required out in the field, more specifically in remote areas… the challenges abound!
Welding equipment has traditionally been large, heavy and bulky… and necessarily so. Until now. The Tactical Welder is a completely portable welding solution that offers the power that used to take a room full of equipment.
Lithium battery-powered arc welding is here.
The Tactical Welder portable welding tool is powered by a 528Wh lithium-ion battery pack. A state-of-the-art electronic Battery Management System (BMS) safely controls charging and discharging functions. The weld gun is a 300A industrial grade spool gun wire-feed welder.
The Tactical Welder comes complete with:
- Power system (Battery & BMS)
- Spool gun
- 7A intelligent charger
- 300A ground clamp
- 6-foot cables with high-current plug connectors for positive or negative ground welding.
- Optional: Amperage Controller
- Completely battery-powered system – no long power cords, heavy cables or generators necessary.
- State-of-the-art, electronic battery management system uses high capacity lithium-ion batteries to provide consistent power and safely controls charging and discharging functions.
- 7-amp intelligent charger - communicates with the battery management system to charge and level all eight cells to the maximum capacity. Can stay connected to the battery at all times.
- Ultimate portability – all components are designed to be stored/transported in the included backpack. The bag provides a holster for the spool gun and tools, allowing for one-hand welding operations.
- The system includes a high current contactor for cold tip operation. Clamp the ground, pull the trigger and weld.
- Optional Amperage Controller offers variable current control, quick and easy set up, and connections and settings for multiple welding applications.
The Tactical Welder can be used just about anywhere. Its compact size and weight mean you can carry your welder to wherever you need it. You don’t have to plug in, string cables, or fire up a generator because the Tactical Welder is self-powered with its own high-capacity lithium ion battery system. Just clamp the ground and start to weld. It’s that simple.
The Tactical Welder is capable of producing a weld that meets AWS D1.1 structural steel requirements based on face bend and root bend testing, using the included feed gun with 0.035 in. flux-cored
wire and argon gas on a ⅜” steel plate.
The Tactical Welder is capable of welding approximately a one pound spool of weld wire on a single charge. It is capable of performing high-quality MIG welds and flux-cored welds.
Potential Industries & Applications
The Tactical Welder has the potential to change the way emergency welding jobs or smaller remote welding projects are handled. Because the welder offers superior portability and mobility, it could replace much larger setups, such as crane-hoisted generator/welder rigs. The Tactical Welder also allows for welding in otherwise impossible locations, where larger equipment simply cannot be used.
Here are some industries and applications where the Tactical Welder could be a game-changer:
- Communications Tower Repair
- Farming Equipment Repair
- Railroad Maintenance & Repair
- Infrastructure & Bridge Repair
- Amusement Park Maintenance
- Off-Road Vehicle Repair
- Roadside Truck Repair
- Automobile Racing
- Offshore Oil & Gas Equipment Repair
- Oil Field Maintenance
- Shipyard & Marine Maintenance & Repair
- Mill Maintenance
- Plant Maintenance
- Fence Repair
- Roofing Repair
- HVAC Repair
|Part #||Model||Dimensions in. (mm)||Weight lbs. (kg)|
|4800||Portable Welding System||24 x 18 x 12 (609.6 x 457.2 x 304.8)||35 (16.0)|
|Part #||Model||Product Image||Dimensions in. (mm)||Notes|
|4803||Amperage Controller for Tactical Welder||10.5 x 4.5 x 2.5 (267 x 114 x 64)||Input: 27V DC | Max Current: 300 AMPS |
Operating Temp.: -20° F to 140° F (-29° C to 60° C)
Frequently Asked Questions
What kind of power does the Tactical Welder have?
It holds about ½ kW of energy and 300 amps. It is 26.4 Volts.
What kind of welding is the Tactical Welder capable of?
The Welder is capable of MIG and flux core welding using a wire feed gun.
What is the warranty on the Tactical Welder?
There is a one-year warranty on parts and labor. Please see the written warranty for full details.
What is the return policy for the Tactical Welder?
A 15% fee is charged on all returns and a credit will be issued, provided: (a) the customer prepays the return freight cost*; (b) product is received in a clean, unused condition, able to be resold without extensive cleaning or repackaging; (c) the product is received at our designated location or the location indicated on the RMA 90 days or less from date the end-user received the product from UltraTech or its distributor; the product is shipped in its original packaging and shipped according to applicable shipping standards for the hazardous nature of the lithium-ion batteries. UltraTech reserves the right to refuse a return if any of these conditions are not met.
*IMPORTANT NOTE: Because of the size of the Tactical Welder’s battery, it must be shipped in accordance with hazardous material (HAZMAT) regulations. Please contact us for more information on the requirements.
How long can the Tactical Welder operate?
It can continuously weld for approximately 18 minutes. At a 30% duty cycle, the Welder can weld for approximately 54 minutes. The Welder’s gun holds a 2 lb spool of wire. The Welder has shown to be able to weld 1 lb of 0.035 wire on a single charge. The actual amount of weld or wire used is dependent on a number of factors. Results may vary.
What comes with the Tactical Welder?
The Tactical Welder includes a Battery Management System (includes the batteries), a welding wire feed gun (variable speed), a 300A ground clamp, a 7A, 120/240 V battery recharger, and a custom backpack.
What size wire does the Tactical Welder use?
The Welder can use wire from 0.030” to 0.052”.
What thicknesses of steel or metal can be welded with the Tactical Welder?
From 1/8” to 1/2” (3.2 mm to 12.7 mm).
How long does it take to recharge the battery pack?
From full discharge, the battery pack takes approximately 2.5 hours to charge fully. From partial discharge, it takes approximately 1 to 1.3 hours.
What type of safety features are built into the Battery Management System (BMS)?
The BMS monitors discharge and re-charge of each cell and controls the power and heat during working cycles. If the temperature of the cells gets too high, the BMS is capable of cutting the power off to protect the battery.
Are Battery Packs available separately?
Yes, Battery Packs can be purchased separately to provide a back-up.
How much does the Tactical Welder weigh?
The complete system (including the backpack) weighs 27 lbs.
Is the Tactical Welder capable of welding aluminum?
Yes, but thinner aluminum could be burned through if the user is not adept at welding aluminum.
Does it have a “cold tip” feature?
Yes, as well as some other features to promote maximum safety.
How long are the leads?
The leads are six feet in length.
Can the Tactical Welder be used with argon or another inert gas?
Yes, there is a tube in the gun for connecting to an inert gas. To allow a gas bottle to fit into the backpack with the welder, we recommend using a “paintball” size gas cylinder.
Can the Tactical Welder be used underwater?
No, it should not be submerged in water for any reason.
Can the unit TIG or stick weld?
The Tactical Welder cannot TIG or stick weld.
What wire do you recommend using with the Tactical Welder?
Please refer to our consumables listing for the recommended wire for use with the Tactical Welder.
This product may not address any specific regulations but if you have any questions, we’re here to help.
Additional Product Information
Uniform Product Codes (UPCs)
- UPC 808416048001 Tactical Welder Portable Welding System (Part #4800)
- UPC 808416101300 4803 - Amperage Controller for Tactical Welder Amperage Controller for Tactical Welder (Part #4803)