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  • Blown S-10
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    yeah Hawk. i was thinking i would get about 12'. and if i needed later, i would get another 12'(or whatever) and put a connecter between them.
    i can see the 25' getting bulky for my current needs. i will look at the 2 sizes and if 2 doesn't seem too bulky i will get that, otherwise 4.

    thanx again

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  • HAWK
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    Blown S-10,

    I use 12" of #4 and really like the light weight. I have only found 25' of work lead (ground) gets in the way. I do use a 25' torch with the 12' ground and have not encountered any problems. The contractor kit actually supplies a #4 cable for the ground and electrode holder.

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  • Blown S-10
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    seems #3 is a very odd size, 2 is very common. so thats what i am getting.

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  • Blown S-10
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    ok, since i am a DALE EARNHARDT fan, #3 it is.

    thanx

    GO JR !!!!!!!!

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  • cope
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    Originally posted by 72boss
    According to your 200 DX Owners Manual, Figure 4-11 on Page 20:

    115V - Min input and ground conductor size is 10 with input Max length of 57 feet. Breaker size 35 Amp.

    230V - Min input and ground conductor size is 12 with input Max length of 79 feet. Breaker size 30 Amp.
    I think he is referring to the work cable.

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  • 72boss
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    Blown S-10

    According to your 200 DX Owners Manual, Figure 4-11 on Page 20:

    115V - Min input and ground conductor size is 10 with input Max length of 57 feet. Breaker size 35 Amp.

    230V - Min input and ground conductor size is 12 with input Max length of 79 feet. Breaker size 30 Amp.

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  • Sberry
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    Number 4 would likely work ok at that distance but I would opt for number 2 or 3. There are lots of other sizes than what you listed, number 2 is very common and most stores carry it. 1/0 and 2/0 are wayyyyyy overkill for that machine. 1/0 would run on that machine 200 ft or more each way.

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  • Blown S-10
    started a topic ground cable size ?

    ground cable size ?

    ok, i just searched. what i found was 3 different sizes
    1/0, 2/0, #4. which size do i need for my 200dx ? 25'
    i don't want to be underpowered, but don't want to get too much because of weight.

    tanks
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