Sorry if this is a question that has been asked many times before but I’m new to this.
I picked up a Century 84231 (230AC/140DC) for cheap and I am in the process of running a 50 amp 240 volt outlet (NEMA 6-50) for it because the power cable coming out of the welder has a 50 amp 240 volt plug on it. A 50 amp outlet requires a 50 amp breaker and 6/2 wire, right? I noticed that the cord coming out of the welder is marker 10/3 but it has a molded on 50 amp 240 volt plug, what is up with that? Every table I have checked say 6 gauge wire for 50 amps but then this cord coming out of the welder has 10 gauge wire with a 50 amp plug on it, why?