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The Specs for the Hypertherm Powermax 380

Updated April 17, 2017

The Hypertherm Powermax 380 is a plasma cutter, a tool that combines a high voltage of electricity with gas to create plasma. It is used for cutting conductive metals like steel and aluminium. Knowing the Powermax 380's specifications will allow you to accurately compare it to other plasma cutting tools.

Physical Specifications

Weighing 24.9 Kilogram with the torch, the Hypertherm Powermax 380 stands 12 inches tall, 8.5 inches wide and 16 inches deep. The Powermax 380's control panel features a power switch and indicator, multiple warning lights, an air pressure gauge, an air pressure control knob and cutting current control knob.

Basic Specifications

The Powermax 380 features 115 and 240 volt, 60 Hz input voltages with an output voltage of 92 VDC. The input current at 2.43kW is 115 and 230 volt, 1 PH by 28 or 14 amps. The Powermax 380 has an adjustable output current of between 14 and 27 amps.

Cutting Specifications and Components

The Powermax 380 has a recommended cutting capacity of 1/4-inch, a maximum capacity of 3/8-inch and a severance capacity of 1/2-inch. The unit includes a power supply, a PAC110T hand torch, spare air fitting and a 15 foot work cable and clamp.

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Matt Koble has been writing professionally since 2008. He has been published on websites such as DoItYourself. Koble mostly writes about technology, electronics and computer topics.