Good day, Mike. Thanks for the comments. How much more than 68,000 microfarads do you suggest? Plus I have the inductor which is a magnetic “battery.” It works pretty well for me.
I feel like if I can’t use my solar panels for what I need them for, then I might as well toss them into a landfill right now. I won’t be afraid. I really don’t believe they are so sensitive that they can’t handle short circuit welding. Time will certainly tell.
I do have a battery powered stick welder, and that is way too strong for welding sheet metal. It is hard to weld 1/16 and 1/8 inch steel with it. It pushes well over 100 amps. So anything under 100 amps I can use solar and anything over 100 amps I can use my batteries. I have a 225 amp hour 30 or 36 or 42 or 48 volt battery for welding heavy metal. It works great on the thick stuff.
Ultimately I have a 5000 watt inverter that will produce 20 amps at 240 volts coming from Taiwan in the next couple weeks and two of those babies will power my buzz box no problem. So I will get to try it out soon!