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Hobart Champion Elite Welder 500562

Code: 500562
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Hobart Champion™ Elite Welder 500562

The Hobart Champion Elite welder is now more quiet than previous models, yet still packs up to 225 amps of DC welding output. The Champion Elite is an 11,000 watt AC generator and DC stick welder that can weld up to 1/2" steel in a single pass.

The Hobart Champion™ Elite welder/generator is designed to be a jobsite workhorse. It features a rugged, fully enclosed case which provides a protective barrier and lowers noise. All receptacles on the ELITE feature push button reset circuit breakers. Auxiliary power while welding gives you the capability to run other equipment (lights, grinders) at the same time you are welding. With the quick set current control, it is easy to set up, provides smooth arc starts and maintains optimum arc characteristics

  • DC Stick (SMAW) Welding
  • 11,000 Watt AC Generator


  • Welds 1/8 inch up to 1/4 inch mild steel in a single pass
  • 225 amp DC stick welder
  • Just under 4 ft long and at 490 lbs. weighs less than competitive units
  • 100% duty cycle at 225 amps
  • Generator power is available while welding
  • Covered receptacle package that includes (1) 6- 50R 240V receptacle, (1) 14-50R 240V receptacle and (2) 115V 20A Duplex GFCI receptacles
  • 11,000 watts peak, 9500 watts continuous AC generator power
  • 12 gallon fuel tank for extended run time
  • 23 HP Kohler engine w/ twin cylinder, 4-cycle, overhead- valve
  • "No tools" oil change and standard hour meter to help maintain routine scheduled oil servicing
  • Auto-idle for greater fuel savings and reduced noise
  • Coarse and fine range amperage adjustment
  • Manufactured in USA


    This item ships Free via standard ground shipping within contiguous U.S.

  • Download Champion Elite Spec Sheet (Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)
    Download Champion Elite Spec Sheet (Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)

    Hobart Welding Cable Set - No. 2, 50 ft. 195195
    Code: 195195
    Hobart Welding Cable Set - No. 2, 50 ft. lead with holder and 50 ft. ground with clamp.
    Mfg Industrial Price: $318.85Cyberweld Price: $255.00

    9 Reviews

    Availability: Usually ships the next business day
    Hobart Champion Elite Cover 770748
    Code: 770748
    Hobart Champion® Elite Cover is a weatherproof 18 oz. vinyl-coated woven polyester protective cover.

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    19 Questions & 19 Answers
    from Holden, mo asked:
    December 17, 2018
    Can I run a miller suitcase of this?
    1 Answer
    Hobart Champion Elite Welder 500562 would be able to run the Miller 8vs or 12vs wire feeders.
    on December 18, 2018

    from Texas asked:
    September 28, 2018
    Does the Champion have a CV mode to run a suitcase wire feeder or would you be limited to CC only if you were to use a feeder?
    1 Answer
    Hobart Champion Elite Welder 500562 has CC/DC output only. You would have to run a voltage sensing feeder off of it.
    on October 3, 2018

    from Frankfort,Ky asked:
    September 24, 2018
    Is a ready made mounting frame come with welder or can it be purchased? Or does it need to be built?
    1 Answer
    Hobart Champion Elite Welder 500562 would accept Hobart Champion Elite Running Gear 300997
    on September 25, 2018

    Jesse m
    from Middle river md asked:
    April 15, 2018
    Can you reverse the leads on the hobart champion elite without hurting the machine
    1 Answer
    Hobart Champion Elite Welder 500562 leads can be changed to reverse the polarity.
    on April 17, 2018

    from ONTARIO CANADA asked:
    January 18, 2017
    1 Answer
    Thank you for your interest with Cyberweld. All international orders must be done directly on our website. Simply add the items to your cart and check out. Next, change the country from USA to Worldwide. At this point you will be quoted shipping.
    Customer Service
    on January 18, 2017

    from kingston, new york asked:
    August 16, 2016
    do you need to have the amperage set to a specific setting to run a larger 220 machine? today i tried running my lincoln powermig 256 and it didn't fair to well.
    1 Answer
    Based on the spec chart for the Lincoln Powermig 256 this machine will draw approx 12000 watts. The Hobart Champion Elite Welder 500562 is only capable of 11000 watts peak and 9500 watts continuous and will not support the Powermig 256 if run at its rated output.
    Customer Service
    on August 17, 2016

    bill Johnson
    from Fort Stockton tx. asked:
    January 2, 2016
    what size cable do I need for the Hobart champion elite welder ?
    1 Answer
    The size of the weld cable needed for the Hobart Champion Elite Welder 500562 will depend on how far from the machine you will be welding. If you are going to be 50 ft or less from the machine you can use #2 cable like that in the Hobart Welding Cable Set - No. 2, 50 ft. 195195. If you are going to be 100ft from the machine you should consider using a 2/0 cable like that used in the Tweco Welding Cable Set - 2/0, 50 ft..
    Customer Service
    on January 5, 2016

    from california asked:
    October 25, 2015
    Im looking to start a mobile welding business i already have a miller 211 welder with aluminum spool gun and normal mild steel and stainless set up. As well as a Thermal arc 201 tig welder. Im also looking at purchasing another stand alone tig welder that can do aluminum. Will this machine support all these through its 110/220 outlets?
    1 Answer
    The Hobart Champion Elite Welder 500562 is capable of producing 9.5kw of continuous auxiliary power. Your Millermatic 211 requires 3 kw and the Thermal 201 requires 6 kw.You would have no problem running either of this units off the Champion Elite. You did not indicate what model or what size tig unit you are looking for but any model machine that requires less than 9.5 kw should run off the Champion
    Customer Service
    on October 26, 2015

    from Lexington, KY asked:
    May 22, 2015
    Does the welder come with a "quick change" oil hose?
    1 Answer
    Hobart advises that the Hobart Champion Elite Welder 500562 no longer comes with the oil change hose
    Customer Service
    on May 22, 2015

    from taber Alberta .canada asked:
    November 27, 2014
    What would be the cost of shipping to alberta . Or ship to Montana alberta border
    1 Answer
    Shipping is free to Montana.. If you need the cost to ship to Canada you will need to generate an order on our web site. You will reach a point in the order where you will provide your shipping address.Once you have completed this point of the order it will provide you with your cost to ship to Canada. You can then proceed with the order or opt out of the order.
    Customer Service
    on December 1, 2014

    from taber alberta asked:
    November 27, 2014
    Is this welder the same or comparable to bobcat 225
    1 Answer
    The Hobart Champion Elite Welder 500562 can best be described as a stripped down Bobcat.. The Champion is designed to be a stick welder only. It does not have the Mig welding or AC welding capabilities. The Champion has the same auxiliary power capabilities as the Bobcat
    Customer Service
    on December 1, 2014

    from Colorado asked:
    September 7, 2014
    is it electric start, if so does it come with a battery
    1 Answer
    Hobart Champion Elite Welder 500562 is electric start and comes with a battery.
    Customer Service
    on September 8, 2014

    from Detroit MI asked:
    February 5, 2014
    Does the Hobart Champion Elite have the 10 degree skewed rotor to give smooth power for running electronics (vs spiked power)?
    1 Answer
    Hobart advise that the Hobart Champion Elite Welder 500562 uses a skewed rotor
    Customer Service
    on February 6, 2014

    Vic Lippa
    from Sarasota, Florida asked:
    January 6, 2014
    I have two questions: 1) one of the planned usages for this product is to power my workshop in the case of a power outage. My plan is to use a transfer switch, connected to the unit with a pigtail from the transfer switch with a plug on the end. Would the generator require rewiring to do this? I’ve done some reading about neutral wire issues with other generators. 2) is it possible to order the unit, say today, and have it delivered on 28 January? Thanks, I do a good deal of welding and always have favored Hobart equipment.
    1 Answer
    The Hobart Champion Elite Welder 500562 comes equipped with a 120/240 VAC, 50 A (NEMA 14-50) receptacle.. This should provide you with all you will need.. You may need to purchase a Full KVA Plug Kit 119172 if you want to disconnect from the machine using a plug connection.. If you need delivery on a specific date it is best to wait to order until you are closer to that date
    Customer Service
    on January 7, 2014

    from iowa asked:
    January 5, 2014
    Are you able to hook this machine up to run an air arc setup?
    1 Answer
    Hobart advises that the Champion Elite Welder 500562 is not a good choice for running a air arc set up
    Customer Service
    on January 6, 2014

    'TR' Rose II
    from Dandridge, Tn. asked:
    December 24, 2013
    Is this machine also suitable for TIG USING YOUR TIG EQUIP'T.?
    1 Answer
    Hobart Champion Elite Welder 500562 can be set up for DC only scratch start tig welding.
    Customer Service
    on January 3, 2014

    from lewisville, texas asked:
    November 14, 2013
    what fuel does it take?
    1 Answer
    The Hobart Champion Elite Welder 500557 will run on regular 87 octane gasoline with ethanol blends up to 10%..
    Customer Service
    on November 15, 2013

    from Kelso, WA asked:
    June 5, 2013
    Can I run my Lincoln sp 180t mig off of this machine?
    1 Answer
    The Hobart Champion Elite Welder 500557 is capable of producing 9500 watts of power and should be able to run a welder of the size of your Lincoln 180t without any problem.. The power input plug on your welder should be a 6-50p style in order to plug the machine into the 230 volt receptacle on the front of the Champion
    Customer Service
    on June 14, 2013

    from RI asked:
    April 14, 2013
    can you set up this machine for Tig, Mig ? Can you use a spool gun to weld Aluminum?
    1 Answer
    The Hobart Champion Elite Welder 500557 is a constant current stick welder and is not a good choice for mig welding. It can be set up for DC only scratch start tig welding.. It cannot be set up for a spool gun to weld aluminum
    Customer Service
    on April 15, 2013

    3 Reviews
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    100% Recommend this product (3 of 3 responses)
    By Joe
    Kingsport, Tn
    September 28, 2016
    Great service and a great price
    I purchased the machine for tree service machine repairs, it came with in a week in perfect condition. The shipping company will call you and set up a delivery time or you can go to a hub and pick the machine up. All I had to do was fill the machine with gas, install the exhaust tip and connect the negative battery cable. It fired right up! Unfortunately I haven't had time to burn some rods yet but overall I'm extremely happy. I purchased 100 ft 2/0 cables with plans of buying more leads in the future ($300) and 200 amp stinger, 300 amp ground clamp, 6 connectors and two lugs ($150). As a professional pressure vessel builder metal fabricator I chose this machine because of it's price, 6-50R plug (plug plasma cutter, inverter tig directly into machine) and ability to provide 9500 watts of power, some machines are split bank providing 4000 watts for 220v/110v plugs and 5500 watts for welding. This is great for a job site when you want a constant weld amp but for my side work needs I wanted the ability to run any other electronic equipment off the generator.
    ProsPrice and value (made by miller)
    ConsConstant current not constant voltage. This simply means you can't plug a mig spool gun into the machine.
    By Bill @ Monkey Boy Metal
    Rochester, New York.
    April 20, 2016
    Delivery was seamless!
    delivery was fast, professional, and thorough. delivered into my garage and inspected before acceptance. nice!
    By VirginiaWelder
    January 30, 2014
    Affordable Quality
    I purchased this as an upgrade to my other gas driven 1971 Hobart unit with a smaller generator. The GFCI outlet indicated it was defective out of the box, but Customer Service had one delivered in a couple days-the alternative was to return it or ship it to a repair facility. I have owned this product over a year with no problems and it is much nicer and quieter to weld with than my older 42 year old unit. The unit has a fast response time. I waited for the EPA certified unit which seals the tank and keeps your fuel good for longer periods. As a standby generator, I recently tested the generator at full load at my farthest receptacle and the hertz and voltage was right on the money. This Hobart was substantially cheaper than the competitor (who actually makes this unit) and the extra money, to me, was worth the welding capability and the HD engine over a generator only unit. Many engines on generator only and smaller units do not have cast iron sleeves or HD engines, so your life expectancy is limited. I believe this unit will go the distance and I too can pass the unit on to my next generation.
    ProsQuality, Service, EPA Certified, Price, Looks, Kohler Engine, Engine Meter, Enclosure, AC and DC Welds

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