For the ultimate in portable MIG welding, Hobart now offers this weld anywhere battery-powered welding package. The Trek 180 battery-powered wire welder is a professional system for MIG welding off the power grid. No matter where the job takes you, the Trek 180 delivers heavy-duty weld power to fabricate or repair 24-gauge up to 1/4-inch mild steel in a single pass. It is powered by two internal sealed lead-acid batteries. The high-purity energy storage technology enables the Trek to be charged complete in about 90 minutes and quickly recharged in about 40 minutes. The integrated charging system is powered by standard 115-volt household current and can operate while plugged in or completely cordless. The Trek delivers 180 amps at approximately 10-percent duty cycle on 115-volt standard power. The unit is setup for both self-shielded flux-cored and solid gas-shielded wires from 0.024 to the 0.035 diameter. We found it for $1,399.