PowerMTS 225 Lightning

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Multi Process: MIG/TIG/Stick

Introducing the MTS 225 Lightning, MIG, AC/DC TIG and Stick. If you are looking for an all around performer in the your fab shop, or need a "go to" unit on the work site, the PowerMTS 225 Lightning has more than enough capability to handle most daily chores.  As the newest multi-process welder in the Everlast PowerMTS line, the unit has been completely redesigned.  This new digital inverter model features all the capability of previous generations but also adds synergic capability to the MIG component of the MIG/TIG/Stick welder.  The synergic offers quick setup and use of the welder based off of user input of wire diameter and metal type.  Manual override is always a choice when operating the unit in the Synergic mode so that the operator can fine tune the settings to the perform to his or her expectations.  The unit features a standard MIG mode as well and setup is fully controlled by the operator.  The welder is also equipped with a synergic spool gun(not included) mode for those that need it. The Supplied AK24 MIG Gun is installed with a Red STEEL Liner for wire/tip sizes 0.9mm/1.2mm (.035"/.045") (subject to change)

The panel and programming has been designed so that the operator has command of all the features without having to access complicated menus or open the cover.  Compare that to other models on the market, and you'll see how easy everything is to operate and connect by comparison.  The NOVA foot pedal and TIG torch connect directly to the front.  There are no special adaptations or equipment needed to weld TIG.  The TIG torch does not need a manual gas valve because gas flow is controlled automatically and is programmable on the panel for both pre-flow and post-flow operation. This unit isn't sold primarily as a MIG like other brands and stick and TIG are added as an after thought.  No, rather the PowerMTS 225 Lightning was designed to give excellent performance and convenience using any process it offers.  

The unit also features solid TIG capability with an industry first:  AC TIG with High Frequency start.  That's right we have combined AC TIG into the MTS model.  In the compact Multi-process market, Everlast has designed and introduced a touchless TIG start for maximum weld quality.  Of course, the unit is still equipped with lift start capability if you are working in a place that is electronically sensitive to High Frequency.

Stick mode operation has been improved with the addition of Hot Start duration and Hot start intensity adjustments.  Combined with the arc force control this makes the 160 amp Stick mode very capable of handling up to 1/8" welding rods.

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Features & Benefits

Features & Benefits:

  • PowerSET function for easy MIG, AC-DC TIG, and DC Setup
  • All digital AC/DC CC/CV Multi-Process inverter design offers the perfect welder for nearly every task.
  • Light weight design makes the unit extremely portable, ideal for jobsites and motorsports.
  • 8" Diameter wire spool capacity provides a good compromise for long duration welding and portability.
  • Synergic MIG operation or Standard MIG operation.
  • Easy to use, operator friendly panel to select features.
  • Adjustable MIG Wave Form control manages slope/ inductance and fine tunes arc characteristics.
  • Adjustable Arc Force Control allows the user to dial in desired Stick welding performance.
  • Adjustable TIG Up/ Downslope allows the user to control the end of the welding cycle.
  • NOVA Foot Pedal for TIG.
  • AK24 MIG Gun is installed with a Red STEEL Liner for wire/tip sizes 0.9mm/1.2mm (.035"/.045") (subject to change)
  • Spool Gun Capable for MIG with adjustable wire speed on the Parker Spool Gun (Not Included)
  • Exclusive 9 channel memory function allows favorite settings to be stored for quick setup.
  • AC/DC High Frequency Start and Lift Start Modes for TIG
  • 2T/4T torch trigger/latch function offers stepped control welding with TIG and MIG.
  • Adjustable Pre and Post flow for TIG and MIG operation improves over all weld quality by reducing porosity during start/stops.
  • Unit Dimensions: 26" x 11" x 16"
What's Included
Standard Equipment:

  • Everlast Series #26 with 4m cable (air cooled) Series TIG torch with series 35 DINSE-style connector and torch switch for 2T/4T operation
  • North Series 24 MIG Gun with 3m Cable with Euro style quick connect fitting
  • Work clamp with 3m cable and 35 series DINSE-style connector
  • Stick electrode holder with 3m cable and 35 series DINSE-style connector
  • NOVA Foot Pedal
  • Everlast Argon Regulator
  • Spare TIG consumable starter kit (does not include tungsten)
  • 3m Power Input cable with 6-50 NEMA Style Plug
  • 240/120v Pig Tail Adapter
Tech Specs
Digital/Micro-controlled IGBT Inverter
Output /Process Type: 
Max Rated MIG Amps: 
  • 240V @ 200A
  • 120V @ 125A
Max Rated TIG Amps: 
  • 240V @ 200A
  • 120V @ 125A
Max Rated Stick Amps: 
  • 240V @ 160A
  • 120V @ 100A
MIG Amps/Volts @ Rated Duty Cycle: 


  • 200A/24V @ 35% Duty Cycle/40º C
  • 160A/22V @ 60% Duty Cycle/40º C
  • 130A/20.5V @ 100% Duty Cycle/40º C
TIG Output Amps/Volts @ Rated Duty Cycle: 


  • 200A/16.4V @ 60% Duty Cycle/40º C
  • 160A/ 15.2V @ 100% Duty Cycle/ 40º C
Stick Amps/Volts @ Rated Duty Cycle: 


  • 160A/26V @ 60% Duty Cycle/ 40º C
  • 130A/25.2V @ 100% Duty Cycle/ 40º C


Max Inrush ( I1MAX ) Amps: 
  • @120V:  33.2A
  • @240V:  33.6A



Maximum Rated (I1EFF ) Input Amps: 
  • @120V:  26A
  • @240V:  23A


  • MIG: 74V
  • TIG:  74V
  • Stick:  74V


MIG Output Range: 

240V:  30A-200A/15.5-24V

120V:  30A-125A/15.5-20.25V


AC Lift TIG Output Range : 

240V:  20A-200A/10.8V-18V (HF Start and Lift Start)

120V:  20A-125A/10.8V-15V (HF Start and Lift Start)


DC Lift TIG Output Range : 

240V:  10A-200A/10.4V-18V (HF Start and Lift Start)

120V:  10A-125A/10.4V-15V (HF Start and Lift Start)


Stick Output Range: 

240V: 10A-160A/20.4V-26.4V10A-160A/20.4V-26.4V

120V: 10A-100A/20.4V-26.4V10A-160A/20.4V-24V
Variable MIG Inductance/Stick Arc Force Control: 
Spool Gun Capable: 
Yes, Optional. (Not Included)
Yes (TIG)
Standard Drive Roll wire size: 
Separate wire feeder: 
No, self contained
Number of Drive rollers: 
Max Wire Feed Speed: 

600 IPM

Max Wire Roll Diameter: 
8” (up to 12 lb)
Upslope Time: 

5 Seconds

Down Slope Time: 

5 Seconds

Preflow time: 

0-10 Seconds

Post Flow Time: 

0-10 Seconds

Foot Pedal: 
Flux Core: 
Yes, Optional
Air Carbon Arc: 
2T/4T /Torch latch/Trigger: 
Other Features: 

High Frequency Start and Lift start capability in TIG mode

Synergic MIG allows easy setup and adjustment

Minimum Maxmimum


  • Weld up to a maximum of 3/8" Steel/Stainless single pass* (240V)
  • Weld up to a maximum of 5/8" Steel/Stainless multi-pass (240V)
  • Weld  a minimum of 24 gauge Steel/Stainless (120V, 240V)
  • Weld a maximum of 3/16"  Steel/Stainless single pass*  (120V)
  • Weld up to a maximum of 1/4" Steel/Stainless multi-pass (120V
  • Weld up to a maximum of 5/16 Aluminum single pass (240V)
  • Weld up to a maximum of 3/8" Aluminum Multi-Pass (240V)
  • Weld a minimum of 14 gauge Aluminum  (120/240V)
  • Weld a maximum of 1/8" Aluminum single pass (120V)
  • Weld a maximum of 3/16" Aluminum multi-pass (120V)

* Single pass welds greater than 1/4" are not recommended as a sound welding technique.


  • Weld steel to a maximum of 5/16" single pass (240V)
  • Weld steel to a maximum of 1/4" single pass (120V)
  • Weld steel to a maximum of 1/2-5/8" multi-pass(240V)
  • Weld steel to a maximum of 3/8" multi-pass (120V)
  • Weld aluminum to a maximum of 1/4" single pass (240V)
  • Weld aluminum to a maximum of 1/8" single pass (120V)
  • Weld aluminum to a maximum of 3/8" multi-pass (240V)
  • Weld aluminum to a maximum of 1/4" multi-pass (120V)
  • Weld to a minimum of .007" Steel
  • Weld to a minimum of .020" Aluminum


  • Weld with a maximum of 1/8" diameter electrode (240V)
  • Weld with a minimum of 1/16" diameter electrode (120V and 240V)
  • Weld with a maximum of 3/32 diameter electrode (120V)
  • Not E6010 Rated

Maximum electrode size is ultimately determined by brand and type of electrode.

Optional Equipment
Optional Equipment:

  • Spool gun with 25 ft. cable and Euro fast connect fitting. (Not Included)
  • TIG consumable kits with Tungsten. MIG consumable kits
  • Liners
  • Various size MIG/Flux core drive rolls.
  • Everlast 9/17/26 series standard

Product Notes:

NOTE: Use only with a generator rated by its manufacturer as "clean power" if using with a generator.  Consult manufacturer of generator for certification. Everlast does not approve or endorse generator brands or models, however, if the damage to the welder occuring from use with a generator not labeled as producing clean power by its manufacturer is not warrantable.

** Supplied AK24 MIG Gun is installed with a Red STEEL Liner for wire/tip sizes 0.9mm/1.2mm (.035"/.045") (subject to change) 

Appearance of accessories and consumables may vary from what is depicted.

This unit is not recommended for welding with E 6010 electrodes

Disclaimer: Units and accessories may not be exactly as pictured. French manuals currently NOT available. English Manual can be downloaded online.