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  • Will a 10/3 extension cord work for my Miller 180 Autoset?

    I was just at Lowes and saw a 10/3 extension cord 50ft for 55$ which is not too bad of a price. The package says it is good for 15-20AMP.
    Would this work on my new Miller 180 Autoset or does the cord have to be for 30 AMP?

    I would be changing the extension cord ends to match the one in my garage that is a Nema 6-50 50A-250v outlet. I have a 30 AMP breaker.
    Last edited by 1320King; 10-25-2008, 06:56 PM.

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    It will work just fine.... I just did the same to run my HH210 from a gen....and have a 100 ft of 10/3 that I use to power it at home as well
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      Yes, that is very aceptable. Remember that the welding machine cannot draw its full current for very long. It will never heat that wire. It's even to Code. Enjoy!

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        Originally posted by 1320King View Post
        I was just at Lowes and saw a 10/3 extension cord 50ft for 55$ which is not too bad of a price. The package says it is good for 15-20AMP.
        That is because it has 15amp Plugs on it

        Would this work on my new Miller 180 Autoset or does the cord have to be for 30 AMP?
        YES it will work- the 10/3 cord is good up to 30amps


        I would be changing the extension cord ends to match the one in my garage that is a Nema 6-50 50A-250v outlet. I have a 30 AMP breaker.
        The wiring inside the extension cord will be White, Black and Green

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Broccoli1 View Post
          The wiring inside the extension cord will be White, Black and Green


          Awesome Guys! You even answered my next question! Thanks Broccoli1!!!
          Last edited by 1320King; 10-27-2008, 11:14 AM.

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