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Old 08-24-2012, 04:43 PM   #1
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operate wlder using generator

I recently bought a 6500watt generator, and I was hoping to run my welder off it. However the plug-in required is a 50amp 230volt 3 prong plug, with a 40amp super lag breaker. The plug-in on the generator is a 4 prong 120/240Volt 30amp locking plug-in.

Would any one know how I could make a cheater wire, turning the 4 prong plug on the generator into a 3 prong plug for the welder, WITHOUT leaving any excess wires hanging (making a jumper)?
Is it possible to change the breaker on the generator?


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Old 08-24-2012, 05:05 PM   #2
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Yes, you could do all of that, but it doesnt change the fact that the generator is too small for your welder and will mostly likely stall the first time you fire up the welder.


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Old 08-24-2012, 05:06 PM   #3
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well there's no legal way to do this really, plus there's the fact that your 6500w genny only puts out 28A. I think your up the proverbial creek. What's the welders actual draw.
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Old 08-25-2012, 12:52 AM   #4
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You'll only be able to run the welder at far below its maximum current. Like, probably less than half. If that's not good enough then you'll need a bigger generator.
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