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  • aleroux1080
    started a topic 100' extension cord dynasty 200dx

    100' extension cord dynasty 200dx

    yeah yeah i know its been covered 100 times. believe me, i've been up and down google and every forum available for the past few days. cannot find a straight answer.

    I need a 100' extension from my dryer outlet which is 230v30A
    to my machine.

    10/3? or 8/3? or 6/3?

    I know how to wire it, i know what plugs and receptacles i need, I know I need SOOW flexible strand AWG etc.

    thanks in advance for the assistance.

  • Sberry
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    A 200 will run a 5/32 lo-hi but most work can be done 1/8 pretty easy.

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  • Sberry
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    One of the big benefits of buying a modern machine is the savings an convenience of light wiring and service demands.

    A Maxstar 150 cost more up front then a Stickmate or Tbolt but requires small cord and doesnt need long leads.

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  • aleroux1080
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    All plugs will be 6-50 except for the dryer end. Easy to switch out if I need to though. It is quite a bit colder here in winter. Average temp thru summer is likely 80-95F

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  • Broccoli1
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    I'd hook up 2 50' 12/3 and see how she runs- if you have them around.

    You are also up north where the ambient temps are much cooler

    8/3 isn't a bad choice just expensive

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  • Sberry
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    LWS guy said to look forward to popping the breaker a lot.
    You wont pop a breaker but,,, 8 is overkill for this machine, 10 was 1/3 the price and 1/3 better than needed, it allowed 12 to 80 ft, a 10 and it wouldn't know it wasn't sitting on the panel at 100 ft. Also it is ideal to use 6-50 hardware so it matches the rest of the welding world
    As I won't be able to monitor the majority of the cord from where I'm welding I'm really hoping that 8/3 won't be under guage. Miller tech said it wouldn't be
    You could run 2 at the same time

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  • aleroux1080
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    I agree completely. I've been taking in as much info as possible the last few weeks, asking as many people as I can, reading every bit about this subject as I can. I'm not afraid to spend the coin if I need to. Always like to find the best price though.

    As I won't be able to monitor the majority of the cord from where I'm welding I'm really hoping that 8/3 won't be under guage. Miller tech said it wouldn't be, LWS guy said to look forward to popping the breaker a lot. We'll see who's right I guess. Picking up my cord on Saturday

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  • @cvmechanical
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    100' extension cord dynasty 200dx

    Remember that welding extension cords are also a very important investment, if you under gauge you can not only burn your cord and everything around it, you can also burn out your very expensive equipment.

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  • aleroux1080
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    It's usually my first stop after eBay.com. Prices are same if not more than local elec supply. Plus all the time spent waiting. What I need is a good buddy that lives in northern Washington...

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  • H80N
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    You could always try ebay Canada..

    they have extensions too...

    http://www.ebay.ca/sch/i.html?_trksi...at=0&_from=R40

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  • aleroux1080
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    Most eBay sellers will ship free to an address in USA. I'm im canada. I think one I looked at was going to cost $70 shipping up here. It's the same for pretty much anything I want. Good prices online down there, decent availability, shipping is over the moon. Up here prices are high and availability is low.

    Also, stu was the second poster.
    Im andre (the OP)
    Thanks for the thought kiwi, I will be scouring eBay and the like for 8/3 with decent shipping to canada, as the quote I got today from local elec. supply is $290

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  • kiwi
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    Originally posted by aleroux1080 View Post
    Just got a response back from miller tech. They said 30a is maximum and 10/3 is minimum recommended for 100'.
    Im still with you guys on the 8/3 though except for price...

    up here in the great white north,
    $110 for 100' of 10/3 SOOW
    $350 for 100' of 8/3 SO

    cannot find 8/3 SJOW locally for the life of me
    Stu,
    110' 8/3 SOOW delivered to your home free shipping $230

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/100-SOOW-8-3...8#ht_936wt_679

    Nick

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  • Cgotto6
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    I would go with L6-30 connectors, then make a adapter to go from the L6-30p to your dryer. Adapter will cost $30 from homedepot. Having shop connectors will pay off down the road, if you ever get a real workshop you will likely have L6-30 receptacles installed. Then, if you have to run the welder at a friends/customers house you can still adapt to the dryer receptacle. I would also recommend splitting your 100' extension into two 50'. Put connectors on both, then you can have more options down the road and won't have to bust out a monster cord to get 15'... Just my advice, these are all how I am set up and I take advantage of all the above all the time.

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  • aleroux1080
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    I will be picking up some 8/3 SO from LWS this Friday. Definitely the better idea incase I decide to add a larger mig down the road or run anything else demanding.
    I also loved the twist lock ends for safety/ease etc, my wallet does not love them...
    I will be wiring a 30a 2flat1ground1Lneutral plug (not sure of the plug number) into the dryer end, leaving out the neutral L prong, and then at the welder end it will be wired to an old style 3 prong 230V30A plug to match the one on my welder. Meaning I will likely be the only one able to plug it in. No one can borrow my welder
    If I do need to travel, a different style plug is a $30 15 minute change. No biggie.

    Thanks for everyone's input

    -Andre

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  • gearhead3zx
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    100' extension cord dynasty 200dx

    I would NOT use 10/3 unless your machine is 575 volts at 15 amps. Your amperage is what determines the gauge of wire. Any reputable electrical supplier can help you with this. Also I use Hubble twist lock ends they're rated for 30 amps and I love them.

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