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08-09-2003, 02:51 PM
My friend needs some minor welding done at his house. I have a HH 175 so I asked him if he had a 230V pin style outlet. He said he had one marked 250V and the 3 slots were angled at 45 degrees. I think they call this a crows foot? Anyways here's the 2 questions
1)Can I use this type of outlet with a adapter?
2) Is there adapters for going from pin style plug to the other type?
08-09-2003, 03:02 PM
i would recommend the correct way of doing it...but I don't know about using an adapter...never had a situation like that but about the voltage 230 is what is needed and only 230
115 is your regular house voltage....115+115=230 a lot of people have 110's that's why they call it 220....230 is still used with a 50 amp recepticle.....220+220=440...in industrial feed mills 440+440=880 WHICH IS USED....
08-09-2003, 04:18 PM
What is that garble? Ok, the plug and recept is rated for 250,,, and what that means is that it is not rated for use on a higher higher voltage system. You could make an adapter to use the one your friend has. A residential home system is 120/240. I am going to assume that the recept in question comes from a MAIN ENTRANCE SERVICE PANEL as there are some grounding issues if it comes from a sub fed, which by code it wouldnt be considered proper, but are probably irrelevent for this application. You could go to the store and get a range plug cord and add a recept to match the welder. I beleive the 175 requirea a 6 50-R recept. Here is a pic of one.
08-09-2003, 05:52 PM
Both of you :)
08-09-2003, 05:54 PM
I am glad I could help....what's garble?...hahahaha
08-09-2003, 05:55 PM
by the way I am only telling you what i heard from a master electrician