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  1. #1
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    Cord Receptacle/Plug Source

    I'm new to welding but have several woodworking tools that run on 250V. These have 6-20P on them on an outlet that has #6 wire and a 30 amp breaker. I use a heavy duty extension cord so the power can be brought to my tools. My Miller welder has a NEMA 6-50P plug end on it and specifies 35 amp time-delay or 40 amp breaker. I plan to put the 35 amp T-D breaker but the 6-50R ends are very bulky. I found what I want, it is KH Industries C650DF but it's close to $100! Anyone know of another source for this reptacle?

    Thanks

  2. #2
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    Re: Cord Receptacle/Plug Source

    I think that would need a matching male to go with it so that doubles the cost. Not sure if standard cord cap would plug all the way in. Guess you could trim the ring off around it so standard cord caps would go in flush.


    The way to get something similar is buying extension cords with what you want already on the ends or at least one end I guess if you want it to plug into something other than 6-50. 25' extension with 6-50's on it is like $40
    Last edited by danielplace; 07-05-2018 at 03:14 PM.

  3. #3
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    Re: Cord Receptacle/Plug Source

    Forney 58401 Electrical Receptacle, Pin-Type, Portable 50-Amp, 250-Volt

    On amazon.com It is 23 dollars. It's more affordable.

    Edit: read the reviews on it... don't buy it.

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    Last edited by hobbywelder27; 07-05-2018 at 03:45 PM.
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  4. #4
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    Re: Cord Receptacle/Plug Source

    I've used that end before. Waste of time unless you have it's mate and need water resistance. All my cords have custum boxes with a standard box mount receptacle and 90 degree plugs.
    My name's not Jim....

  5. #5
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    Re: Cord Receptacle/Plug Source

    Think I'm just going to replace the plugs on my other tools and get a welders extension. So many welders extension cords out there and suggestions?

    Thanks

  6. #6
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    Re: Cord Receptacle/Plug Source

    Convert it to 10-50.
    Everything costs half as much as 6-50 stuff.
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  7. #7
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    Re: Cord Receptacle/Plug Source

    i have all 10-50 plugs and adapters that i made up and long extension cords. have 5 welders and related.

  8. #8
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    Re: Cord Receptacle/Plug Source

    I bought the hardware to commonize the plugs on my other 220v tools to match my welder. Was ready to install them and thought in the long run it would be best to just add a separate wall receptacle for the welder.

    I received my 50’ 8-3 welders extension cord. Now I’m able to easily weld or plasma cut outside. I knew the extension would be big and heavy but wow. Now I’m wondering how to store it. I see some wrap it into a braid and some store them in a bucket.

    Mike

  9. #9
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    Re: Cord Receptacle/Plug Source

    Do not wrap I'm a braid.

    The cord comes from the factory with a natural twist in it.

    Don't fight it.

    Put a section of sash cord on each end by the connectors so you can tie up the extension cord after using.

    Run the cord all the way out to its length.

    Put your foot on the cord near the connector and pull the cord towards you and just let the cord do its natural coil/twist between your feet. You'll need to help it along with the twist but if you follow its natural way it wants to twist it goes easily.

    Once it's coiled up use the sash ties to tie it up nice and neat.
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  10. #10
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    Re: Cord Receptacle/Plug Source

    I use 2" velcro straps. Cut it like 24" long do you can have a few wraps.

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  11. #11
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    Re: Cord Receptacle/Plug Source

    I found some Husky hangers at Home Depot that I use. They have a super beefy carabiner on one end and some really rugged velcro loops on the other end. Those things hang really well.
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