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Powermax 45 (DISCONTINUED): Upgrade Guide & Replacements

The Powermax45 45-amp plasma cutting machine was last produced by Hypertherm in September 2016. Consumables, replacement torches, and repair parts are still available. The original Powermax45 is succeeded by the Powermax 45 XP, a more affordable and efficient model. See our Powermax 45 vs 45XP comparison page for more information.

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Shop Hypertherm Powermax 45 XP #088112 Plasma Cutter online at Welders Supply
Hypertherm Powermax 45 XP Hand System #088112
$2,380.00
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Hypertherm Powermax 45 XP Hand System w/ CPC - 20' Leads
$2,500.00
Hypertherm Powermax 45 XP #088114
Hypertherm Powermax 45 XP Hand System w/o CPC - 50' Leads
$2,550.00
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Hypertherm Powermax 45 XP Hand System w/ CPC - 50' Leads
$2,675.00
Hypertherm Powermax 45 XP Hand System w/ CPC 75 & 15 deg Torches - 20'
$2,550.00
Shop Hypertherm Powermax45 XP #088121 Machine System CPC 25
Hypertherm Powermax 45 XP Machine System CPC 25' Leads
$2,625.00
Hypertherm Powermax45 XP #088122 Machine System CPC 50
Hypertherm Powermax 45 XP Machine System CPC 50' Leads
$2,750.00
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Hypertherm Powermax 45 XP Machine System CPC 180M & 75H Torches 25' Leads
$3,150.00
Hypertherm Powermax 45 Plasma Cutter Part# 088016 20Ft Hand Torch
Hypertherm Powermax 45 Plasma Cutter
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$2,270.00
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Hypertherm Powermax 45 Plasma Cutter Part #088017 Plasma Cutting Machine
Hypertherm Powermax 45 Plasma Cutter
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$2,420.00
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The Powermax line of plasma cutters by Hypertherm is well-known to professional and hobby welders alike. See our Hypertherm Powermax product comparison page for more information to choose the right model for your use case, or see the chart below.

Product30XP45XP6585105125
Variations Plasma System

20ft Hand Torch

25ft hand Torch 25ft Hand System With CPC Port Plasma Cutter

25ft Mechanized Torch

50ft Hand Torch 50ft Hand System

50ft Hand Torch

Price $ $$ $$$ $$$$ $$$$$ $$$$$$
Piercing Capacity Up to 5/8" 5/8" 5/8" 3/4" 7/8" 1"
Output Current 15-30A 10–45A 20–65A 25–85A 30–105A 30–125A
Duty Cycle*

20% 120V

80% 80% 80% 80% 100% @ 125A

35% 240V

80% 80% 80% 80% 100% @ 125A
Weight 21 lbs 31 lbs (20' torch) 64 lbs (25' torch) 71 lbs (25' torch) 100 lbs (25' torch) 106 lbs (25' torch)
Power Supply IGBT Inverter IGBT Inverter IGBT Inverter IGBT Inverter IGBT Inverter IGBT Inverter

*This is a generalized number. Below are the full specs for duty cycles by model at 104°F, except for 30XP which is properly reflected in the table.

Powermax 45XP

  • 50% @ 45 A, 200–240 V, 1PH
  • 60% @ 41 A, 200–240 V, 1PH
  • 100% @ 32 A, 200–240 V, 1PH
  • 50% @ 45 A, 480 V, 3PH
  • 60% @ 41 A, 480 V, 3PH
  • 100% @ 32 A, 480 V, 3PH

Powermax 65

  • 50% @ 65 A, 230–600 V, 1/3PH
  • 40% @ 65 A, 200–208 V, 1/3PH
  • 100% @ 46 A, 230–600 V, 1/3PH

Powermax 85

  • 60% @ 85 A, 230–600 V, 3PH
  • 60% @ 85 A, 480 V, 1PH
  • 50% @ 85 A 240 V, 1PH
  • 50% @ 85 A, 200–208 V, 3PH
  • 40% @ 85 A, 200–208 V, 1PH
  • 100% @ 66 A, 230–600 V, 1/3PH

Powermax 105

  • 70% @ 105 A, 240 V, 3PH
  • 80% @ 105 A, 480–600 V, 3PH
  • 100% @ 94 A, 480–600 V, 3PH
  • 100% @ 88 A, 240 V, 3PH

Powermax 125

  • 100% @ 125 A, 480/600 V, 3PH

See Also: Hypertherm Powermax 30 AIR (with built in compressor)

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