I just got a Millermatic 211 yesterday. I told the guys to fix me up with everything I needed but I guess I didnt pay close enough attention to what I was getting. At any rate I bought a 220V, 25' extension cord for about $75. When I got home I realized that the plug style was the wrong type for my outlets however it does match the welder socket. My extension cord looks like this: http://www.stayonline.com/images/nem...nema_5-50p.gif
and my outlet style looks like this: http://www.stayonline.com/images/nem...nema_7-20p.gif
I am not exactly sure what the plug is rated for right now. I do know that the breaker is rated at 40A.
I will not be able to modify the wiring of the hosue because its a rental and im sure the owner will refuse to install a new one unless I offer to pay for it all. The good thing is the MM211 can run on 110V also but all my 110V outlets have 15A breakers so I can only go so high.
What are my options here? Can I just cut the end off the cord or make an adapter and use it with this outlet? Does the different outlet style mean that it is not possible to use this? Thanks for the help!