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Offline peternap

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220 outlets
« on: December 17, 2012, 04:28:16 AM »
OK...I'm 220 outlet ignorant!

I want to use my welder with my generator. All my Generators have this outlet:


My welder needs this outlet:



Does anyone make an adapter or do I have to replace the plug? :-\
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Offline diyfrank

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Re: 220 outlets
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2012, 05:06:02 AM »
Your generator takes the 30 amp L14 plug. You can buy a pig tail that your welder takes and put an L14 plug on the other end, if I understanding your question.
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Offline peternap

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Re: 220 outlets
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2012, 05:09:45 AM »
Yep, that's what I was looking for. Thanks !
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Offline Windpower

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Re: 220 outlets
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2012, 12:37:32 PM »
I made a extention cord for my welder -- it is useful

you should use 10 GA 4 wire cable (expensive ) there are 2 grounds and 2 120 VAC legs on the generator plug

One ground should be an actual earth ground for safety (it is the green one inside the generator plug where you connect the wires)

"X" and "Y" are the 120 VAC  L1 and L2

the other is W (for white I guess) that is the other ground used for the L1 and L2 lines

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Offline craig

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Re: 220 outlets
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2012, 08:25:21 AM »
The W terminal on the 4-pin twistlock is the neutral. The G is the ground. You should only use the W terminal in 120 VAC applications. To hook up your welder plug on 220VAC, you should use the X and Y for the hot legs and G for the ground.

 

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