This question has bothered me for a couple of weeks now and I'm sure most of you know the answer.

What is the effect of have 50 feet of welding cable coiled next to the machine when your only using about 15 feet?

Does it affect the quality of the arc or not?

How do you who do field work handle long cable when you only need a short run?

I have both the ground and hot cable wrapped around the handle of my engine machine but have been using only about 10 - 15 feet.

Thanks to all in advance.

Grumpy.