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Thread: Lead Size

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    Default Lead Size

    I have a Lincoln Classic 300 and I have 100 ft each of 1/0 lead and ground. If I changed to 2/0 would it change the arc characteristics when welding with 6010,7010.

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    1/0 is pretty darn small for a 385 amp machine ( thats what it puts out). Should be 2/0 minimum preferably EXELENE. by CCI. And of course welding characteristics will change. Cable won't try to burn itself to oblivion.

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    Depends on how much load it being put on it. With small electrodes it wont change a thing.

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    Thanks guys

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