Grounded welders, Extension cords – Chicago Electric 90 AMP FLUX WIRE WELDER 68887 User Manual
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TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK AND DEATH FROM INCORRECT GROUNDING WIRE
Check with a qualified electrician if you are in doubt as to whether the outlet is properly
grounded. Have a plug installed by a certified electrician. Do not use the Welder if the power
cord or plug is damaged. If damaged, have it repaired by a service facility before use. If the plug will not fit
the outlet, have a proper outlet installed by a qualified electrician.
1. The grounding prong in the plug is connected
through the green wire inside the cord to the
grounding system in the Welder. The green wire
in the cord must be the only wire connected to
the Welder’s grounding system and must never
be attached to an electrically “live” terminal.
2. The Welder must be plugged into an appropriate
outlet, properly installed and grounded in
accordance with all codes and ordinances.
If an extension cord is used, it must have
the following wire size: up to 30 feet, use
10 AWG size wire; 30 to 50 feet, use 8 AWG
wire; Over 50 feet, use 6 AWG wire.
2. As the distance from the supply outlet increases,
you must use a heavier gauge extension cord.
Using extension cords with inadequately sized
wire causes a serious drop in voltage, resulting
in loss of power and possible Welder damage.
3. The smaller the gauge number of the wire,
the greater the capacity of the cord. For
example, a 14 gauge cord can carry a
higher current than a 16 gauge cord.
4. When using more than one extension cord to
make up the total length, make sure each cord
contains at least the minimum wire size required.
5. If you are using one extension cord for more than
one welder, add the nameplate
amperes and use the
sum to determine the required minimum cord size.
6. If you are using an extension cord outdoors, make
sure it is marked with the suffix “W-A” (“W” in
Canada) to indicate it is acceptable for outdoor use.
7. Make sure the extension cord is properly wired
and in good electrical condition. Always replace
a damaged extension cord or have it repaired
by a qualified electrician before using it.
8. Protect the extension cords from sharp objects,
excessive heat, and damp or wet areas.
120 V~ / 20 A
60 ~ 120 A, AC
18 gauge (0.048") to 3/16" (0.19") mild steel only
Not for welding aluminum or stainless steel
20% @ 90 A
(See explanation on page 14)
Open Circuit Voltage
Welder Tips / Wire Size
Installed tip will accept 0.030" Flux-Core wire
Wire Spool Capacity
4" diameter / 2 lb. spool