Lincoln Electric Idealarc 250 Stick Welder with PFC - K1053-9

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The Idealarc 250 is the classic workhorse of the Lincoln Electric stick welding power source line. It produces up to 300 amps of brute AC welding strength and 250 amps of smooth DC welding performance. This welder is ideal for stick, gouging, and TIG welding and can be used with slow hydrogen, stainless steel, hardfacing, aluminum and bronze filler metals. The Idealarc 250 is ideal for industrial production, maintenance and repair, shop and farm applications.


  • Outstanding arc stability and built-in stabilizer that provides popout-resistant welding with all AC electrodes.
  • Versatile welding range with up to 300 amps AC and 250 amps DC.
  • Suitable for use with every type of electrode including low hydrogen, stainless steel, hardfacing, aluminum and bronze.
  • Full range continuous current control dial with current indicator for exact heat required allowing for easy set-up and operation.
  • Change polarity with a twist of the wrist: AC, DC+ or DC-.
  • Stackable case design allows machines to be stacked 3 high to save valuable floor space.
  • Welder is fan-cooled for extra thermal protection.

What's Included

  • (1) Idealarc 250 Stick Welder with Power Factor Capacitors


Product Weights & Dimensions

Dimensions (H x W x D) 27 in x 19 in x 21.5 in (686 mm x 483 mm x 546 mm)
Net Weight 350 lbs (158.76 kg)


Max Rating 300

Basic Specification

Input Voltage 208/230/460
Input Current 75/68/34A, 95/86/43A
Input Hertz 60
Input Power 208/230/460/1/60
Input Phase 1
Mode Icon CC
Output Range 35-300A AC, 40-250A DC
Polarity AC/DC
Rated Output 250A/30V/30%


Typical Application General Fabrication


Warranty 3 years

The VRTEX® Mobile simulates the GMAW (short arc, spray, pulse and STT® metal transfers) and FCAW (Self-shielded and Gas-shielded) processes in the standard system.  SMAW (E6010, E6013, and E7018) is an optional hardware and software kit.

SMAW (Optional on VRTEX® Mobile)

  • E6010 (Fleetweld®® 5P+)
  • E7018 (Excalibur® 7018)
  • E6013 (Fleetweld® 37)


  • Short Arc (.035” SuperArc® L-56)
  • Axial Spray (.045” SuperArc® L-56)
  • Pulse (.045” SuperArc® L-56)
  • STT® Surface Tension Transfer® (.045” SuperArc® L-56)


  • Gas-shielded .045 “ (UltraCore® 71A85)
  • Self-Shielded 5/64” (Innershield® NR-232)

The VRTEX® Mobile comes with 3 welding coupons (Flat Plate, Tee Joint, Groove Joint) that can be used in limited positions.

  • Plate: Flat, Horizontal, Vertical and Overhead
  • Pipe: 2G, 5G and 6G
  • The VRTEX® Mobile supports limited positions:
  • Plate: Flat, Horizontal and Vertical
  • Push and drag GMAW techniques
  • Stringer beads
  • Weave techniques – straight, triangle and box weave

Recently released! The VRTEX® has now expanded language support for Portuguese (Brazilian) and Russian.

Input current: 4A @ 115, 2A @ 230

  • The VRTEX® system requires a space of 8’ L x 8’ D x 8’ H (2.4 m x 2.4 m x 2.4 m).
  • When operating multiple units in one location, alternate between standard and alternate frequency systems (unique part numbers are identified).
  • The VRTEX® system is not designed for operation in harsh environments. Recommendations are listed in the instruction manual.
  • Avoid magnetic fields, conductive and high frequency objects and processes.
  • An uninterruptible power supply (UPS) may be required for protection of the system from power irregularities and/or disruptions
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