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03:16PM | 05/03/16
Wiring a NEMA 6-50R for an Eastwood 200amp ac/dc welder which has a NEMA
6-50P plug, which Operates on either 110vAC, 15-amp circuit or 220vAC,
30-amp circuit (Per Eastwood), Input Amperage: 28 amps. Eastwood told me today to use a
30amp breaker.

Is there any reason that I would not be able to use 10 awgSMLR copper
wire, high temp motor lead rated 150 degree C, class K stranded per ASTM
B-174, 105 strands, 70amp, 600 volt. I know there is class K & M welding wire 4 ga, but I don't think I need it for this 30 amp application.?.

3/4" PVC Schedule 40 conduit from service panel to outlet a distance of about 1' interior outlet and 2' to exterior outlet. Two bends in conduit each run.

1-Interior & 1-weather proof exterior outlet

Location: garage attached to house in Colorado, El Passo


06:18PM | 05/05/16
Member Since: 01/09/07
199 lifetime posts
About your comment "I have everything mounted in the big box, all wired together and grounded CORRECTLY." -- grounding is only a safety measure. In normal operation, the ground wire will never hasve a curent in it; and it may stay like that for its entire lifetime (if we're lucky). So grounding it CORRECTLY will make it safer to use, but should have no effect on the operation of the fixture.

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