Can I use an L6-30 for my welder?

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Old 08-14-11, 01:49 PM
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Can I use an L6-30 for my welder?

I made a previous post about an air compressor. Now I've picked up a 220V mig welder. It draws 24 amps at 220V. Is an L6-30 Plug and receptacle, 10 AWG, and a 30 amp breaker the best choice to power my welder? Thanks. John.
 
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Old 08-14-11, 04:58 PM
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Check the welder's specifications. Most I have seen require a 50 amp circuit. What type plug is on the welder, now?
 
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Old 08-14-11, 06:07 PM
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Check the welder's specifications. Most I have seen require a 50 amp circuit. What type plug is on the welder, now?
Thats the thing, they send it without the plug. Just 3 #10 with stripped ends.
Here's the specs:
Input: 240 volts, 24.5 amps, single phase, 60 Hz
Rated output current: 30 to 160 amps
Rated output voltage: 18 volts @ 110 amps
Max open circuit voltage: 19-30 volts.
 
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Old 08-14-11, 07:16 PM
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A 30 amp circuit should be fine for this welder.
 
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