The shipping weight of the CP-300 was 297 pounds. and its net weight was 287 pounds.
The CP-200 was lighter, at 261 lbs. shipping weight and 251 pounds net weight.
Differences in Voltage
The CP-300 ran on three-phase electrical power of 200, 220, 230, 380, 415, 460 or 520 volts AC, at either 50 or 60 Hz. The CP-200 ran on three-phase electrical power of 200, 230 or 460 volts AC at 60 Hz.
Maximum open-circuit voltage was rated at 14-44 volts DC for the CP-300, as opposed to 13-39 volts DC for the CP-200.
Differences in Input Amperage
Input amperage at rated output for the CP-300 were 38A at 200 volts (V), 345 A at 220V, 33A at 230V, 20A at 380V, 183 A at 415V, 165 A at 460V and 146 A at 520V. For the CP-200 the amperage was 214 A at 200V, 186 A at 230V and 93 A at 460V Input amperage for the CP-300 when idling was 30 A at 200V, 28 A at 220V, 27 A at 230V, 19 A at 380V, 17 A at 460V and 11 A at 520V.
For the CP-200 the idling amperage was 22 A at 200V, 20 A at 230V and 10 A at 460V.
Differences in Welding Power
The rated output for the CP-300 was 300 amperes, 32 volts DC at 100 per cent duty cycle and 390 amperes, 32 volts DC at 60 per cent duty cycle. The rated output for the CP-200 was 200 amperes, 28 volts DC at 100 per cent duty cycle and 260 amperes, 28 volts DC at 60 per cent duty cycle.
(100 per cent duty cycle refers to 10 minutes of continuous welding, whereas 60 per cent duty cycle refers to six minutes of welding followed by four minutes resting.
Differences in Energy Usage
The CP-300 used 123 kilowatts of energy for welding and 68 kilowatts when idling. The CP-200 used 70 kilowatts of electricity for welding and 53 kilowatts when idling.
Expressed in kilovolt-amperes (kVA), the figures are 131 and 97 versus 74 and 76 for the CP-300 and the CP-200 active and idling, respectively.