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Electrical Question

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by Slammed90Lude, Jan 29, 2006.

  1. Slammed90Lude

    Slammed90Lude Senior Member

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    So I bought a Millermatic 175. It states that it needs 1-phase 230volt power at 19.5 amps.


    230V = 220 volts? Does that mean this welder just needs a 220 outlet? And if I wire a 220 outlet or have on wired in my house, will it be single phase?

    Secondly, I was reading an install guide for a 220v receptacle and it says that depending on what your appliance; Some appliances only require two hot wires and a ground. In this case you can use two-wire cable, just be sure to color code the white wire as a hot wire. Other appliances require two hot wires, a ground wire and a neutral wire. In this case you need to use three-wire cable.

    How the hell do i know?
     
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    ScrapinSi Senior Member

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    Always run a neutral, just in case you need it... Its worth it to spend the money now and do it once...

    And yes, 230 = 220... 220 = twin 110 lines... 230 = twin 115's...
     
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    Slammed90Lude Senior Member

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    ScrapinSi Senior Member

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    Just after I posted this, i went outside to clean my shed, opened up one of my cabinets that's been locked for a long time, and inside found a shit ton of 3 phase wiring & receptacles! ROFL! Score!

    Not to mention a 60amp breaker... [​IMG]
     
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    Airjockie Watanabe Whore!!!

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    reikoshea HS Troll...And Mod Moderator VIP

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    score...just remember NEVER WIRE A BREAKER WITH IT CONNECTED TO POWER.....I still have burn marks on my fingers...Oh well, i was doing God's work. Kids in Brazil now have a church with lights :) Giggidy.
     
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    :)

    I already learned that lesson when I watched my girlfrien'ds brother change the heating element in their electric stove with the unit still plugged in.

    Pushed him back a few inches and ripped his finger wide open. Pretty nasty shit.
     
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