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Discussion in 'Garage / Workshop' started by badguybuster, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. badguybuster

    badguybuster [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I need to find a 3 prong male plug for my portable welder. The welder is 100 amp and 220v. I can't find one anywhere. HELP!!!
     
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    Where have you looked? Have pics of the outlet the socket fits into?

    mcmaster.com
     
  4. badguybuster

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    I have tried TSC, Lowes, and Home Depot. I have tried a dozen or so websites. It fits into a regular 3 prong appliance outlet (like the one in the bed of our Tacoma's). I hope to use it for welding horse shoes.
     
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    Wait a minute. You have a hundred amp welder I presume.
     
  6. badguybuster

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    Uh, yeah. It is 100amp and 220v 60hz
     
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    That isn't the rating of the amp load. There should be a sticker on the welder that specifies the amp load.

    A 100 amp load would require a disconnect.
     
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    Hey you need to try a welding supply shop like Airgas.
     
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    O.K.-Here is what is says under the Specifications tag.

    100 Amp Arc Welder 220 Volts

    Input-220v Single Phase, 22 amps
    Open Circuit Voltage- 48 volts
    Welding Current-40-100 amps
    Duty cycle-10% @ 70 amps
    Isolation Class- Class H

    I am new to welding so humor me.
     
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    No problem. The above underlined is what you need to look for in a plug. A 30 amp 220v plug will be just fine. Does ithe receptacle look like the kind you would buy for a stove or dryer?

    like this:

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    or like this:

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    Ah Ha! That's it. Thanks
     
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    It's all in my head at the moment...
    I'm assuming that you WON'T be using the bed outlet for such a device......
     
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    No, I am going to use it in the shop. I wouldn't have the nerve to plug it into the truck. Might hurt her.
     
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    You will be able to find those at Lowes/Home Depot. Good luck and happy welding!
     
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