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  • Generator size?

    New property doesn't have electricity. What size generator do I need to purchase to run my Millermatic 175, 230V wire welder?

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    A 5,000 watt Generator will work fine.
    I ran my Lincoln 180 with No Problems a few years ago off of a 5000 watt gen-set .

    Norm
    www.normsmobilewelding.blogspot.com

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    • #3
      I ran a 252, (250 amp) plugging it into a Kohler twin stationary generator C 1979, rated continuous 7500. I will caution that it was a very underrated machine. Most of the cheap generators from box stores are designed to sell cheap, not to supply heavy loads. I'd figure half the generator capacity to provide a margin of safety.
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