Lotos LTPDC2000D Stick, TIG, Plasma Cutting Welder Review

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In Brief: Review of Lotos LTPDC2000D

Lotos Technology’s LTPDC2000D can be used for plasma cutting, TIG welding, and stick welding. It can cut many metals up to ½ an inch. It has dual voltage properties and is relatively light in weight. This machine is a good buy for both professional fabricators and welding enthusiasts.

Lotos Technology is a company based in Sunnyvale, California, USA.

Since 2007, it has been supplying small businesses and DIYers with welding and cutting tools.

The Lotos LTPDC2000D is a multi-purpose, portable machine that can be used for various cutting and welding purposes.

It consists of a 50 A non-touch pilot arc plasma cutter, a 200A DC TIG welder, as well as a 200A stick welder.

Key Specifications of Lotos LTPDC2000D

This package includes a 13ft long plasma cutting torch NCP 135 with a 3 prong connection, a 13ft long TIG welding torch TT135, and a 6ft long stick welding electrode holder.

The plasma cutter can cut several kinds of metal with a maximum cut thickness of half an inch, and a maximum severance thickness of three-fourths of an inch. The machine can change from any of its three functions at the flip of a switch.

See how the Lotos LTPDC2000D works in this video:

 

Major Specifications of the Lotos LTPDC2000D

General SpecificationsDetails
Input voltages110-220 V, 1-PH, 50/60 Hz
Power efficiency85%
Dimensions15.5 inch L 8 inch W 12 inch H
Input power cable length 6 ft.
Weight42.4 pounds
Plasma Cutter SpecificationsDetails
Rated input power requirement110-220 V, 1-PH, 27 A±15%, 50/60 Hz
Output current10-50 A @110/220 V
Duty cycle @ 40°C (104°F)60% @50 A 100% @35 A
Gas supplyClean, dry, oil-free air
Recommended gas inlet flow rate/pressureClean, dry, oil-free air
Cutting materialsMild steel, stainless steel, aluminum, etc.
Maximum rated cutting thickness1/2 inch (12.7 mm)
DC TIG Welder SpecificationsDetails
Rated input power equipment 120-220 V, 1-PH, 17 A±15%, 50/60 Hz
Output current15-200 A @110/220 V
Gas supplyClean, dry, oil-free argon gas
Recommended gas inlet flow rate2-5 L/M
Duty cycle @ 40°C (104°F)60% @200 A 100% @150 A
Welding materialSteel, stainless steel, chromium molybdenum steel, ferrous steel
DC Stick Welder SpecificationsDetails
Rated input power requirement120-220 V, 1-PH, 23 A±15%, 50/60 Hz
Output current15-200 A @110/220 V
Duty cycle @ 40°C (104°F)60% @200 A 100% @95 A
Welding materialSteel, stainless steel, chromium molybdenum steel, ferrous steel

 

How to assemble Lotos LTPDC2000D

The green cable in the power plug wiring is the ground cable, while the black and white ones are hot wires.

For the plasma cutter, connect the machine gas inlet from the back with an air compressor and set the pressure to 65-70 PSI.

Then, connect the plasma cutting torch and the ground cable to the front panel.

Join the ground clamp to the metal you wish to cut. Make sure the clamp is securely attached by grinding the metal. Press the trigger and ensure the air is flowing. You can then proceed with cutting.

For TIG welding, connect the machine gas inlet to the argon regulator and adjust the pressure to 15-20min/L.

Connect the TIG torch and ground cable to the front panel. Select the modes TIG, 2.55, and machine. Adjust current to 10-200A.
For stick welding, on the front panel select the modes stick, 2.55, machine, and adjust current to 10-200A.

Warranty / Repairs

Lotos Technology offers a warranty period of 1 year from the date of shipment.

It does not apply in the case of defects due to failure to perform recommended maintenance, improper storage, normal wear, and tear, or corrosion.

For maintenance, avoid exposure to dusty, damp, or corrosive air. Clean the dust out regularly using clean and dry compressed air of recommended pressure.

For troubleshooting, refer to the product manual

Customer Review Analysis

We went through various online portals and forums to understand what customers are saying about this product. Here are key findings of our analysis of the reviews

On average, users are satisfied with the product and recommend it to others. Its operation and quality earned it praise. It is easy to assemble and use, even for novices.

The 3-in-1 feature makes it most attractive. Many reviews speak highly of the pilot arc plasma cutter, which can cut half an inch of steel easily.

Both TIG and stick welders bring desirable results. The cables for the stick welder could be longer.
There is scope for improvement in Lotos Technology’s customer service. But overall, it is a good value for its affordable price.

 

Pros/Cons of Lotos LTPDC2000D

Based on several customer reviews, specifications, and expert comments, the following are the pros and cons of the Lotos LTPDC2000D:

Pros

  • 3-in1 feature
  • Affordable price
  • Quality of plasma cutter
  • User-friendly
  • Can cut various types of metals

Cons

  • Some reports of bad customer service
  • Short cables for stick welder

 

Recommended accessories with Lotos LTPDC2000D

Customers often also buy the following along with this product:

Lotos Pigtail Type 1 convert 220V to 110V

 

Lotos foot pedal for plasma cutter and welder amp control

 

Lotos Set of Nozzle Electrode and Cup 40pc PCON40

 

Lotos Straight and Circle Cutting Wheel Roller Guide PCK

 

Lotos Solar Powered Auto Darkening Welding Helmet Safety Protective Gear

 

FAQs

Does the machine come with a 110 plug as well as a 220?

No, it doesn’t. You need to buy the plug separately. That’s why most customers also buy the Lotos Pigtail Type 1 convert 220 V to 110 V.

What else do I need to buy to use the plasma cutting function?

You will need an air compressor with a capacity larger than 3.6 scfm at 65 PSI.

Can you weld aluminum with this unit?

No, you can only weld steel, stainless steel, chrome-molybdenum steel, and ferrous steel.

Our Recommendation

The Lotos LTPDC2000D is a great buy for both practicing fabricators as well as DIY hobbyists.

The design of the machine has been specially made for average users. It has a pocket-friendly price and offers multiple useful features.

The plasma cutter is of good quality and has received much praise from many users. We recommend you buy the control foot pedal for the TIG welder as it will make your experience even more enjoyable.

About Harold Henderson

Harold is a fitness freak and spends a lot of time in the gym. He also is a DIY-er and is proud of his collection of power tools. When free, he loves binge-watching Netflix series!

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