I just bought a Lincoln Mig Pak 180. The recomended input cable and fuse breaker sizes are as follows:
Input voltage/frequency = 230 V 60 HZ
Fuse or breaker size = 40 Amp Super lag
Input amps = 20
Power cord = 50 Amp, 250 V, three prong plug, (NEMA Type 6-50P)
My questions are:
What size of wire do I need from my service panel wich is at about 45 feet from where I will install my welder's outlet ?
What does 6-50P means in (NEMA Type 6-50P) ?
How much wattage is the machine pulling ?
As I understand I need a cable about 8 gauge with 3 wires. 1 black, 1 white, 1 bare ground
The machine will be installed in an attached garage and used for hobby.
Thanks for your time.
Claude from Canada.