View Full Version : Spoolmatic distance from engine drive ?
01-11-2009, 03:54 PM
I am considering replacing my Bobcat with a Trailblazer 302. One of the reasons is more process capability on the truck. One thing I am looking forward to be able to do is hook up my Spoolmatic 15A for mig'ing aluminum if I get the WC24 controller to connect it to the Trailblazer.
My question is, how far out (feet of cable) can I go from the engine drive with the spool gun before it creates a problem with running the gun (voltage drop to the gun motor maybe) ?
Thanks for your replies.
01-11-2009, 04:53 PM
Your leads can be as long as you want to drag around as long as they are a large enough gauge to prevent excessive voltage drop.
01-11-2009, 04:56 PM
I've seen 50' extension cables on ebay but don't recall if the cable gauge was listed, nevertheless X2 on what tresi said.
01-11-2009, 07:34 PM
Thanks, that is helpful.
01-11-2009, 07:44 PM
Miller makes a 75' 14 pin cord. It works for the spoolguns, high freq unit and suitcases. I have all three and no issues. However Miller does not recommend more than 75'
01-11-2009, 08:01 PM
How much do they get for one of those 75 foot cords, may I ask ?
01-11-2009, 08:15 PM
I have personly run 225 ft of 14 pin (3-75footers) without any problems.
01-11-2009, 09:56 PM
Wow, this is sounding even better. :)
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