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    I bought a Hobart Stickmate LX and I want to know what kind of power extension cord to use. I read in the manual to use an 8 gauge cord with a maximum of 75 feet. Is this correct?

    Also, can I extend my welding leads to 30 feet and what gauge wire should I use?

    Thanks for the help.

    Rob

  • #2
    what size

    If the manual says 75' of #8, that should be OK. I think @ 30' #2 welding lead would do fine.

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    • #3
      Rob, If you need all that length (75+30) you would be better off with a 100 ft cord, #6 copper or #4 aluminum would be sufficient.
      Better to extend the input side, and get the welder right where you need it. Ed
      work safe, always wear your safety glasses.


      Edward Heimbach

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