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typerr
06-12-2006, 10:21 AM
I just picked up a used Lincoln V205T Tig Welder and would like to get it going on 115v until I can get the proper 230v outlet installed in my garage. Lincoln says to rewire the cord with a 115v plug but I'm wondering if anyone knows where I can get an adapter to go from the 230v plug to a 115v plug.

Thanks

MAC702
06-12-2006, 12:37 PM
Several online welding shops sell them, but you can make one with parts from HD a lot more simply. Which 230/250V plug does it currently have?

I think the adapter is definitely a lot smarter than rewiring it. That way, you'll always have that capability.

Like the Miller Dynasty/Maxstar series, it'll automatically connect to the different voltage.

Pentawelder
06-12-2006, 12:44 PM
Here's the link to the manual on Lincoln's site

http://content.lincolnelectric.com//pdfs/products/navigator/im/IM728.pdf

Section A4

typerr
06-12-2006, 03:43 PM
Several online welding shops sell them, but you can make one with parts from HD a lot more simply. Which 230/250V plug does it currently have?

I think the adapter is definitely a lot smarter than rewiring it. That way, you'll always have that capability.

Like the Miller Dynasty/Maxstar series, it'll automatically connect to the different voltage.

It has the 6-50 three prong plug. Can you post a link, I'm having a heck of a time finding the adapter.

Thanks

MAC702
06-12-2006, 05:56 PM
It has the 6-50 three prong plug. Can you post a link, I'm having a heck of a time finding the adapter.

Yeah, I'm having trouble finding them, now, too.

If Home Depot or a real electrical house is near, you can make the adaptor for around $20 in parts.

You need a NEMA 6-50R receptacle, preferably one with the box and receptacle all-in-one; any length of 12/3 SO cord; and a NEMA 5-15P plug.

Now, the NEMA 6-50 is designed to accept a #10 minimum, so I just double over the #12 under the terminal screws. This is much better than trying to get that #10 cord to work with a NEMA 5-15 plug.

typerr
06-12-2006, 06:33 PM
Yes, I'll head to HD tonight.

What do you do about the fact that the 6-50 has two hot leads while the 5-15 has one hot and one neutral?

Thanks

MAC702
06-12-2006, 06:58 PM
The welding machine knows how to switch them on the inside. Connect one "hot" to the "neutral" prong of the 120V plug.