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Old 04-11-2010, 01:12 AM   #1
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Hooking up my 50 amp MIG welder


In my hobby shop, I need to go 70 feet from the 50 amp breaker in my main breaker box to the three prong wall plug that will service my MIG welder. The 220v MIG welder draws a maximum of 50 amps at a 25%-35% duty cycle . Will 6/2 Romex wire (w/ground) work OK for that distance and load in terms of safety and performance.

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Hooking up my 50 amp MIG welder


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In my hobby shop, I need to go 70 feet from the 50 amp breaker in my main breaker box to the three prong wall plug that will service my MIG welder. The 220v MIG welder draws a maximum of 50 amps at a 25%-35% duty cycle . Will 6/2 Romex wire (w/ground) work OK for that distance and load in terms of safety and performance.
Yup that will work just fine...double check for a neutral on you welder though...some of them have them if it's got a digital display.

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