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The Caddy Mig C160i is an easy-to-use, powerful machine for MIG/MAG welding mild steels. The unit is also extremely portable, making the Caddy Mig C160i an excellent choice for repair, maintenance, and assembly work – both in the workshop and while on the go.

Made from advanced materials, the Caddy Mig C160i’s housing is lightweight, durable, and impact-resistant. The machine also includes a built-in cable for easy transportation. Weighing a little over 26 lbs (12 kg), the Caddy Mig C160i is the lightest welding unit in its output class. But what really sets the Caddy Mig C160i apart is its performance. The PFC (power factor correction) feature provides 30% more welding power from the same sized fuse.

Operation is a cinch with the Caddy Mig C160i! You simply set the plate thickness, and all of the welding parameters are selected automatically. You can also make the weld hotter or colder on-demand with the heat adjustment knob. A single-phase input connection makes it easy to find an electrical source, and the machine performs equally as well when powered by a portable generator. Plus, the Caddy Mig C160i has an efficient built-in inverter power source.

Inside the Caddy Mig C160i’s side panel is a wire feeder that holds a wire spool with an inner diameter of 2 in. (51 mm), an external diameter of 8 in. (200 mm), and a width of 2.125 in. (55 mm). The Caddy Mig C160i is optimized to perform for welding with .030 in. solid or cored wires. The recommended solid wire is ESAB Spoolarc® 86. For cored wire, Allstate’s Shield Plus SP or Coreshield 15 offers great portability with self-shielding wire, eliminating the need for shielding gas.

  • Easy to use - simply set material thickness and start welding
  • It’s light weight and portability make it easy to get to the job site, indoors or outdoors
  • Has PFC (power factor correction) ensures stable welding power, even when operated from a portable generator
  • Polarity change = allows you to be able to use gasless cored wire
  • Ergonomic, high quality MXL180 torch 10 ft. (3 m) long
  • Optimized for .030 in. mild steel wires
  • 3 Year Esab warranty


  • Repair, maintenance or assembly work

  • Light metal fabrication

  • Transportation

  • Agriculture

  • Automotive

  • Education

  • Household and furniture

  • Tack welding

Caddy® Mig C160i Technical Data
Mains voltage 1 ph., 50/60 Hz., 230 V
Fuse (slow) 16 A
Maximum welding output 160 A
Setting range 30-160 A
Permitted load at 35% duty cycle 150 A, 21.5 V
Permitted load at 100% duty cycle 100 A, 19 V
Open circuit voltage to 60 V
Wire feed speed 80-440 in/min, 2-11 m/min
Max size of wire reel 8/10 in/lb, 200/5 mm/kg
Open circuit power 15 W
Power factor at max current 0.99
Efficiency at max current 82 %
Dimensions L x W x H 18 x 8 x 13.9 in, 449 x 198 x 347 mm
Weight with torch and cables 26 lbs, 12 kg
Enclosure class IP 23
Operating temperature 14 to 104 Degrees F, -10 to +40 Degrees C

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ESM 0558101320
37.00 LBS
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