I'm sure that this has been asked before, but:
Have the a new Syncrowave 200 in the garage awaiting hook up. I will obviously be running a dedicated circuit to this unit from the 100 amp panel in my garage.
Owner's Manual states to use a minimum of 8awg wire for a maximum of 147 feet, I will be no where near that length. The manual further states to use a 60 amp time delay fuse - or 80 amp if using a normal operating fuse.
I would like to use a circuit breaker as opposed to a fuse, so assuming a circuit breaker does not have time delay, I would think to use an 80 amp breaker. However, 80 amps is well above what 8 awg wire is meant to handle. I do not like this because the wiring, ignoring the welder will not be appropriately protected.
So the plan is to use a 60 amp breaker - BUT will I be limiting the capability of the machine? Since I am running a dedicated circuit I do not want to limit its capability, but 6 awg and an 80 amp breaker seams like overkill.
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