Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Wiring help

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Wiring help

    My friend only has a 6-30 receptable at his place but all my stuff has 6-50P on them. Is it safe to make a pigtail that has a 6-30P on one end and a 6-50R on the other so I can plug my equipment when going over to his place. With the exception of the ground, does it matter which wire is attached to each hot leg in the 6-50R since one is bigger than the other?
    BTW, I'll only be running a Dynasty 200DX and a Hypertherm Powermax 30 at this place so I'll only be pulling about 20 amps.

  • #2
    The pigtail should work fine.
    Makes no difference which wire goes where except grd goes to grd. The Dynasty will figure out the rest itself........ pg


    Originally posted by Arcangel View Post
    My friend only has a 6-30 receptable at his place but all my stuff has 6-50P on them. Is it safe to make a pigtail that has a 6-30P on one end and a 6-50R on the other so I can plug my equipment when going over to his place. With the exception of the ground, does it matter which wire is attached to each hot leg in the 6-50R since one is bigger than the other?
    BTW, I'll only be running a Dynasty 200DX and a Hypertherm Powermax 30 at this place so I'll only be pulling about 20 amps.
    Dynasty 200 DX_set up on 3 phase
    Coolmate 3
    MM 251 w/ Spoolmatic 30A
    HTP 625 Micro Cut Plasma Cutter
    Victor O/A Rig
    Bridgeport Mill_3 phase (w/ Acu-Rite 4 axis DRO)
    10 inch South Bend Lathe_3 phase
    Baldor Double Cup Tool Grinder_3 phase
    Baldor 10 inch Buffer
    Rockwell 12 inch Disc Sander
    Cyclone 2ft X 3ft Bead Blast Cabinet
    Quincy 325 2stg- Air Compressor_3 phase
    Graymills Built-in Parts Washer
    Rockwell/Delta Planer, HD Shaper, Uni-Saw etc.

    Comment


    • #3
      That is what I thought but better to be safe than sorry. Thanks piniongear.

      Comment


      • #4
        I have two pigtails, so far, for my Dynasty. One has a 120V plug on it, and the other has a plug that fits my generator's outlet.

        Comment


        • #5
          OK, now Arcangle's question and your reply got me to thinking about something I have not considered before.

          So, now I have a question:
          I am running my Dynasty on 3 phase 240V most of the time.
          If I were to make up a pigtail having a 3 phase receptacle on one end and a 240V single phase plug on the other end I should be able to use the Dynasty with the pigtail plugged into a 240V single phase outlet.
          The Dynasty will automatically detect the correct feed voltage, correct?
          pg



          Originally posted by spotsineyes View Post
          I have two pigtails, so far, for my Dynasty. One has a 120V plug on it, and the other has a plug that fits my generator's outlet.
          Dynasty 200 DX_set up on 3 phase
          Coolmate 3
          MM 251 w/ Spoolmatic 30A
          HTP 625 Micro Cut Plasma Cutter
          Victor O/A Rig
          Bridgeport Mill_3 phase (w/ Acu-Rite 4 axis DRO)
          10 inch South Bend Lathe_3 phase
          Baldor Double Cup Tool Grinder_3 phase
          Baldor 10 inch Buffer
          Rockwell 12 inch Disc Sander
          Cyclone 2ft X 3ft Bead Blast Cabinet
          Quincy 325 2stg- Air Compressor_3 phase
          Graymills Built-in Parts Washer
          Rockwell/Delta Planer, HD Shaper, Uni-Saw etc.

          Comment


          • #6
            Yep. I believe it's the red wire they want you to not use for single phase.

            I have to generate my three phase, so I just took the whole cord right out of my invision and ran a new one with only 3 wires (and made it a bit longer in the process).
            Syncrowave 250DX
            Invison 354MP
            XR Control and 30A

            Airco MED20 feeder
            Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 81
            Smith O/A rig
            And more machinery than you can shake a 7018 rod at

            Comment


            • #7
              Thanks Fishy J.........
              I have 3 phase at the house, so I hooked it up for 3 phase without a thought,
              There are places where I could use the 240V single phase however, so I need to make a pigtail.
              After reading this thread I went to check the service manual and yes, you are correct. The red lead is the one not used for single phase hook up.
              pg


              Originally posted by Fishy Jim View Post
              Yep. I believe it's the red wire they want you to not use for single phase.

              I have to generate my three phase, so I just took the whole cord right out of my invision and ran a new one with only 3 wires (and made it a bit longer in the process).
              Dynasty 200 DX_set up on 3 phase
              Coolmate 3
              MM 251 w/ Spoolmatic 30A
              HTP 625 Micro Cut Plasma Cutter
              Victor O/A Rig
              Bridgeport Mill_3 phase (w/ Acu-Rite 4 axis DRO)
              10 inch South Bend Lathe_3 phase
              Baldor Double Cup Tool Grinder_3 phase
              Baldor 10 inch Buffer
              Rockwell 12 inch Disc Sander
              Cyclone 2ft X 3ft Bead Blast Cabinet
              Quincy 325 2stg- Air Compressor_3 phase
              Graymills Built-in Parts Washer
              Rockwell/Delta Planer, HD Shaper, Uni-Saw etc.

              Comment

              Working...
              X