I just found the forums yesterday. Looks like a great site.
I just bought the Millermatic 180 and thought I had my shop ready to go with the right power requirements. Not so. I have a 220 line ran on a double 20amp breaker thatís about 10-12 feet from the box. Itís run with NM 12/2 wire with the wrong type outlet.
For fear of burning it up or just not being able to support the draw of the welder.
My question is this. Should I re-run a heavier wire with a larger breaker? Something like a #8 wire with a 30amp or even a 50amp breaker with a #6 wire? Iíll also need to install the right outlet for the welder (the name alludes me at the moment).
1-Phase, 230V, 21.7Amp, 60Hz
Thanks in advance for the help/guidance.
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Thread: New Guy - Q. about Power Req.
05-15-2007, 09:38 AM #1Junior Member
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New Guy - Q. about Power Req.