Wiring welder plug

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Old 09-24-07, 08:13 PM
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Cool Wiring welder plug

I bought a Chicago Electric Arc Welder 120/240 volt 40 amp draw. However it came without a plug. It has 4 wires:
blue, brown, black and aqua/yellow wires. I would like to run it from a gasoline generator I have.
The main take off from the generator has a female receptacle with green, red, black and white wires.
Or I could use a 3 hole 240 outlet on the generator.
Any suggestions?
 
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Old 09-24-07, 08:43 PM
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is there a wiring diagram, either on (or in) the machine or in a manual?

because of the wire colors, I would hate to even take a guess at what is intended to be connect to what.

maybe post a model number. some of the guys are great at finding such info on the net.
 
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Thank you for the reply. It is model 140. There is a wiring diagram but it is just numbers, no colors. I can't make head nor tails of it.
 
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Why don't you call Harbor Freight's customer service? Their tech dept used to be pretty good - it's been years since I've called them but hopefully they can help.
 
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Thanks I'll try that
 
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Blue, brown, black and aqua/yellow wires? Sounds like international color scheme to me. Brown and Black are Phase(hot) colors, blue is neutral and green/yellow is ground. Chicago Electric is cheap Harbor Frieght crap from China. So, that would explain the intl. color coding rather than the black, red, white and green that we are used to. Still, I would be careful hooking it up, because that cheap chinese stuf is notorious for being misswired/labeled.
 
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Thank you for your informative reply.
 
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