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    Cord reel


    100í of 12 gauge. Iím pretty excited about building my first 1!


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    Re: Cord reel

    Is it electric like a winch?
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    Re: Cord reel

    Quote Originally Posted by N2 Welding View Post
    Is it electric like a winch?
    No just hand crank


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    Re: Cord reel

    I like it and I've thought about making one as well (probably wouldn't end up that pretty though...) but I have a stupid question that's been bothering me with this design. You have copper windings around a metal core with electricity flowing through the cord. What are the odds of creating problems from electro-magnetism, or worse yet, creating an induced high voltage spark like a huge coil?
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    Re: Cord reel

    They make bearings for this purpose. Everything is isolated. I dont there will be enough amps to cause much of a magnetic field like with welding leads on a reel.

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    Re: Cord reel

    Quote Originally Posted by whtbaron View Post
    I like it and I've thought about making one as well (probably wouldn't end up that pretty though...) but I have a stupid question that's been bothering me with this design. You have copper windings around a metal core with electricity flowing through the cord. What are the odds of creating problems from electro-magnetism, or worse yet, creating an induced high voltage spark like a huge coil?
    It shouldnít have that issue with the slip ring I used. If I had to do heavy high amps 15 or so for extended period I would unroll the whole thing to keep the heat down. Itís my first one so we will see how it works out. So far itís been in the shop and being used with good results.


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