The manual is the minimum requirement spec.

The welder manual lists the minimum spec for receptical and wiring for your welder. So as long as your welder does not draw more than a circuit can provide then you are OK. Electrically, no load (welder) will draw more current than it is rated for. Circuit breakers should be sized for the wire gage and run lenth of the circuit it feeds to protect against a overload on the wire (overheating followed by fire) and receptical. A 60 amp breaker with #6 wire just means that the branch circuit has more capacity to carry current than does one with #10 wire and a 30A breaker. The total capacity of a circuit is its power in watts which is equal to the product of current (amps) and voltage (P = E x I).

The welder manual lists the minimum spec for receptical and wiring for your welder. So as long as your welder does not draw more than a circuit can provide then you are OK. Electrically, no load (welder) will draw more current than it is rated for. Circuit breakers should be sized for the wire gage and run lenth of the circuit it feeds to protect against a overload on the wire (overheating followed by fire) and receptical. A 60 amp breaker with #6 wire just means that the branch circuit has more capacity to carry current than does one with #10 wire and a 30A breaker. The total capacity of a circuit is its power in watts which is equal to the product of current (amps) and voltage (P = E x I).

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