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  1. General Electrical Discussion
    Hello, i have a customer that just purchased 6 new welders. The welders came from the factory with a 240v 50a down to a 240v 20a conversion cord. The 20a female plug, plugs into the welder, and the 50a male plug, plugs into the wall outlet. Can anyone help me understand this? If i plug this cord...
  2. NEC Code Forum
    This question is two fold: I have a PrimeWeld 225x TIG welder and it calls for a 50amp/220v breaker and NEMA 6-50P. I need to run 60 feet from NEMA 6-50P to breaker box (I have 200amp service). Googling, I think I should be using AWG 6/2 wire. This will be running indoor along exposed ceiling...
  3. Canadian Electrical Forum
    Hey all, Brother and I were having a discussion about a receptacle that I will be installing at a job for a welder. We are running 6/3 NMD, on 50 amp OCPD, with a 6-50 receptacle.(6/3 if for futureproofing. We run a neutral most of the time, so that a 14-50 can be installed in the future)...
  4. General Electrical Discussion
    Hi, I'm sorry if this is the wrong place to post but I can't find much decent information. I'm considering two careers at the moment--Electrician and Travelling Industrial Pipe Welder--and I'm trying to get some advice as to which one to choose. My community college offers an associate's degree...
  5. Commercial Electrical Forum
    Hey all, I am troubleshooting a welder issue. It seems to be cutting out and smoldering sporadically without any real reason or pattern. It is a 455M Lincoln @ 600V 3ph. 30A Disco and the welder has been replaced 2 times so it is brand new. The 600V is coming directly from the supply...
  6. General Electrical Discussion
    hey guys I'm new to the forum so if this threads in the wrong place just let me know. anyways I'm an apprentice welder and just bought a 220v max output 180 amp welder. a friend made the recommendation of using a dryer outlet for power but from my limited electrical knowledge it seems like that...
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