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I have a ac 1- 220v mini welder with a two prong plug. How…

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I have a ac 1- 220v mini welder with a two prong plug. How would i wire this to plug into my house

Contractor's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?

Just today

Contractor's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Of course.

Contractor's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

Thats it. It has a blue and a brown wire coming out the unit to the plug

Contractor's Assistant: Did you double-check the thermostat? And what about the unit's filters?

Its a welder

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Electrician: Kevin, Licensed Electrical Contractor replied 7 months ago
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Hello and welcome to Just Answer. My name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist you with your electrical question.

1) Please provide me with the welder manufacturer name and model number?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Juba igbt inverter model zx7-200
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
It has a two prong cord on it
Electrician: Kevin, Licensed Electrical Contractor replied 7 months ago

Sorry, but I am not able to locate proper documentation on this model. This is a Chinese manufactured welder and there are a few different welders using this same model number.

I will opt out of the question. Perhaps another expert can assist you better. No need to reply back to me, you will be notified once another expert picks up the question.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I just need to know if I can wire it to home 220v
Electrician: Terry Peterman, Electrician replied 7 months ago
Terry Peterman
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Hello, this is Terry. I'll try to help you out. Thanks for using Just Answer! Can you take a picture of the cord end it has on it now for me?

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Electrician: Terry Peterman, Electrician replied 7 months ago

Or can you tell me the nameplate data, It's 220V, but it should tell you the amps as well

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Electrician: Terry Peterman, Electrician replied 7 months ago

It looks like it's 6.5 kva, or 6500 / 220V = 29.54 Amps. You would need a 40A, 2-pole breaker and use #8 AWG wire, and you need 2 hot wires and a ground (no neutral). You need a NEMA 6-50 configuration, receptacle, and would have to put the matching 6-50 straight blade plug on the end of the cable for the unit.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
It's in Chinese
Electrician: Terry Peterman, Electrician replied 7 months ago

No problem, I have google translate! :-) I looked online and see my information above for what you need to do

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
There is no ground wire on the plug end
Electrician: Terry Peterman, Electrician replied 7 months ago

It has blue, brown, and a ground wire as well, no?

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Electrician: Terry Peterman, Electrician replied 7 months ago

Just 2 wires?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Do i need to make one off the case or something
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Just two prong blue and brown
Electrician: Terry Peterman, Electrician replied 7 months ago

I assume then that the unit is double-insulated, just like some of our hand tools that have no earth or ground either.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
just hook it up like normal 220v but without a ground
Electrician: Terry Peterman, Electrician replied 7 months ago

Send me a picture of the entire unit please

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Electrician: Terry Peterman, Electrician replied 7 months ago

Is it a plastic case, or metal?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Metal
Electrician: Terry Peterman, Electrician replied 7 months ago

I would tag on a ground wire and attach to the frame. Use the NEMA 6-50 plug and receptacle. What guage is the wire (approx?) You might get away with a NEMA 6-30, but the one I found online is 6.5 kva

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Electrician: Terry Peterman, Electrician replied 7 months ago

That doesn't look as large of a unit as the one I found online

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Electrician: Terry Peterman, Electrician replied 7 months ago

Do you see anything that says amps, or A? The nameplate data pic you sent is too blurry to see

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Its a mini mma igbt inverter
Electrician: Terry Peterman, Electrician replied 7 months ago

I think I see 18A max, is that correct?

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Electrician: Terry Peterman, Electrician replied 7 months ago

Then you can use a 20A, 2-pole breaker, and a NEMA 6-20 plug and receptacle.

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Electrician: Terry Peterman, Electrician replied 7 months ago

#12 wire

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Ground the frame and run it 220v
Electrician: Terry Peterman, Electrician replied 7 months ago

And I would tag a ground wire on the frame and change the supply cord to a 3-wire, 2 + ground, but if you just want to try it out you could temporary connect without to see if it's any good

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Ok cool. Thats what i was thinking but wanted a second opinion from a pro
Electrician: Terry Peterman, Electrician replied 7 months ago

OK, have I answered your question to your satisfaction then?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
sir thank you
Electrician: Terry Peterman, Electrician replied 7 months ago

If so, I would much appreciate a 5-star rating, and thanks for using Just Answer!

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Electrician: Terry Peterman, Electrician replied 7 months ago

Be careful, safety first when working with electricity! See my site for safety tips. http://www.electrical-online.com/safety-fundamentals/

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Electrician: Terry Peterman, Electrician replied 7 months ago

Hello, Terry here again. I hope I was able to answer your question to your satisfaction? If so, I would much appreciate a 5-star rating. If not, let me know if you have further questions here.

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