View Full Version : Clark 130EN Welder
06-19-2007, 07:45 PM
OK fellows this maybe a dumb question but.
What size portable generator ( watts ) would work with this welder?
I have 3500W 6.5hp with 30 amp plug. Does anybody thing this will run this welder?
06-19-2007, 07:49 PM
30 amps is plenty, but you will need to look at how much wattage the welder draws. running and startup
06-19-2007, 08:11 PM
Sound like a good plan. I have a Kill-A-Watt meter that I will hookup to the welder and see how many watts its pulling. Why did'nt I think of that? (duh)
06-19-2007, 08:17 PM
The welder should say on the label. I'm not much of a welder, but I am a handyman I use a generator alot. I know that my compressor boggs down darring startup. If I'm plugged into even a 6500 because of starting watts.
06-19-2007, 10:30 PM
I looked on the welder and the manual but could not find anything about wattage use. I know this generator will run the AC, fridge, and all lights in my class C motorhome with no problem.
06-20-2007, 09:30 PM
If anybody needs to know 130EN pull 2009 watts with a 10ft 12awg extention cord. I answer my own question that no fun.
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