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?
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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