Powermax30 XP plasma cutter

The Powermax30® XP is a highly portable plasma cutter designed to handle a wide range of jobs. A unique two-in-one design provides high-power capability for thick metal cutting, as well as FineCut® consumables for detailed, thin metal cutting. In addition to cutting any electrically conductive metal, such as mild steel, stainless steel, or aluminum, this 30-amp plasma cutter can also gouge metal. The Powermax30 XP boasts dual-voltage capabilities. In addition to 240 V, you can plug it into a standard household socket and use as a 120 V plasma cutter.

System information


Drag cutting

For dragging the torch directly across the work piece

Extended reach cutting

For improved visibility and accessibility when cutting in confined spaces

Extended reach gouging

For improved visibility and accessibility when gouging in confined spaces

Fine feature cutting

For narrow kerf width with minimal dross and heat affected zone

Unsupported Applications

Flush cutting

For cutting closer to base materials using a 45 degree


For scoring, indicating part identification, hole or weld locations

Max control gouging

For precise metal removal, shallower gouge profiles and light metal washing

Max removal gouging

For aggressive metal removal, deep gouge profiles, and extreme metal washing

Try Powermax125

Mechanized cutting

For portable automation and table cutting

Precision gouging

For spot and tack weld removal at very low output current (<25 A)


Easy to use

  • System includes everything you need to get you cutting quickly and easily
  • Small size and light weight let you take the Powermax30 XP just about anywhere
  • Plug into any 120 or 240 V power (convenient Auto-Voltage technology and plug adapters included)

Superior performance in a compact package

  • Fast cutting speeds and excellent cut quality let you finish jobs quicker, with fewer secondary operations
  • Built to withstand heavy-duty use in the most demanding environments

Relative cut performance on mild steel (chart)

Two-in-one design for maximum versatility

  • High-power cutting on thick metal
  • FineCut consumables enable high quality cuts on thin metal, leaving a clean edge and a narrow kerf


Input voltages

120-240 V, 1-PH, 50/60 Hz

Input current @ 2.5 kW

120-240 V, 1-PH, 25-18.8 A

Output current

15-30 A

Rated output voltage

125 VDC

Duty cycle @ 40°C (104°F)

35%, 240 V

20%, 120 V

Open circuit voltage (OCV)

256 VDC

Dimensions with handles

356 mm (14.0") D; 168 mm (6.6") W; 305 mm (12.0") H

Weight w/ 4,5 m (15') torch

CSA: 9.7 kg (21.4 lbs)

CE, CCC: 9.5 kg (21 lbs)

Gas Supply

Clean, dry, oil-free air or nitrogen

Recommended gas inlet

flow rate / pressure

113.3 l/min (4 scfm) at 5.5 bar (80 psi)

Input power cable length

3 m (10')

Power supply type

Inverter - IGBT

Engine drive requirement

5.5 kW for full 30 A output


CSA-certified for use in the Americas and Asia, except China

CE, C-Tick, CU/GOST, Ukr, and Serbian for use in Europe, Australia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russia, Serbia, Ukraine, and other countries where accepted.

CCC for use in China.


Power supplies have a 3-year warranty and torches a 1-year warranty.

Operating data



Cut speed



10 mm (3/8")

500 mm/min (20 ipm)

12 mm (1/2")

250 mm/min (10 ipm)


16 mm (5/8")

125 mm/min (5 ipm)

Cutting with 120 V input power

Use FineCut nozzle and deflector for cutting at 120 V input power. When operating at the maximum recommended output of 25 A, the cut capacities are:

  • 6 mm (1/4") at 482 mm/min (19 ipm)
  • 10 mm (3/8") at 203 mm/min (8 ipm)
  • 12 mm (1/2") at 76 mm/min (3 ipm)

Buying information

Visit our where to buy page to find a potential partner, or contact Hypertherm directly if you need further assistance.

Power supply

System part number with 4,5 m (15') Duramax LT torch

120-240 V CSA


System includes:

  • Power supply, AIR T30 hand torch with 4,5 m (15') lead and work clamp with 4,5 m (15') lead
  • 240 V/20 A plug with adapters for 120 V/15 A and 240 V/20 A circuits (CSA model)
  • Operator and safety manuals
  • 1 nozzle and 1 electrode
  • Carrying strap

System includes:

  • Power supply, 4,5 m (15') Duramax LT hand torch with standard consumables, 4,5 m (15') work clamp
  • 240 V/20 A plug with adapters for 120 V/15 A and 240 V/20 A circuits (CSA models)
  • Operator and safety manuals
  • Consumable kit with 1 standard nozzle, 1 electrode, 1 FineCut nozzle and 1 FineCut deflector
  • Plastic carry case
  • Carrying strap
  • Leather gloves*
  • Shade 5 glasses*

*The gloves and glasses are currently only available in the system sold in the USA and Canada.


Manuals and documents

Powermax30 XP CSA Domestic

Last updated 10/10/2022

PDF (1.17MB)   

Powermax30 XP Operator Manual (Revision 4)

Last updated 06/07/2019

PDF (6.18MB)   

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