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06-11-2006, 12:33 AM
lincoln 175hd. what size extension cord? is 10/2 ok?
06-11-2006, 12:42 AM
Yep, you bet, plenty then a few. But then the 6-50 plugs/receptacles are designed around 10 awg minimum so why not. In extension cord the terminology won't be 10/2 tho. Just plain three wire cord. All three wires will be of the same insulation type and awg. SO cord is good double tuff stuff if it's in your budget.
06-11-2006, 12:47 AM
thats what i got.i was hoping it would work. thanks for you reply.
06-11-2006, 02:33 AM
Yep, 10/3 for extension cords, 10/2 for permanent in-wall premesis wiring. The difference is that one counts the ground wire, the other does not.
You can go #12 as far as ampacity goes, but like Sandy mentioned the 50A plugs and receptacles used as standard welder ends should have at least #10.
One option is to replace the plug with a smaller one, and that's a good option for some, but the 50A design is nice to be standard with most other machines.
Is it the same NEMA 6-50R that you are extending from? Or something like a dryer receptacle, in which case the extension cord is also an adapting cord?
06-11-2006, 03:54 PM
i am using a NEMA 6-50R.
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