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  1. gaz1

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  2. brightspark

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    better off using the blue 16 amp extension lead and plug with a 13 amp plug on one end
     
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  3. badmarx Member

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    when you say, use blue 16 amp extension lead and plug with a 13 amp plug on one end,

    Do you mean just re wire a standard plug to one end of the heavier extension lead and leave the blue 16 amp round socket to plug into the welder lead, yeah?

    Cause that sounds the cheapest and handiest
     
  4. brightspark

    brightspark Member

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    yup correct that's the best option :)
     
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  5. gaz1

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    exactly the extension lead will come in handy latter no matter what its used for now
     
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  6. badmarx Member

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  7. badmarx Member

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    Your a bunch of gents lads cheers.
     
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  8. gaz1

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    i have a thick 50m extension lead with 10mm round wire on it its had 2 wall paper strippers on it all day long and all it did was warm the wire a fraction
     
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  9. chris y Member

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    I've welded with a 210A stick welder on the end of a long extension lead with 13A plugs, made from 2.5 flex, occassionally with it turned up high a fuse would blow. No problem there, thats what fuses are for, protecting everything downstream, replace the fuse and crack on.
    You should manage just fine with a 13A plug, keep spare fuses just in case.

    One very important note, whatever exension lead you use, if its longer than you need uncoil it all, if you leave it coiled up it will heat up and be destroyed.

    I made that mistake helping a friend out once, using his gear, he had used a long extension lead made of 1.5 flex but still coiled, once we noticed the heat it was too late and the extension lead was scrap.
     
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  10. eLuSiVeMiTe

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    Exactly what I use for my welder. Had the leads and socket from when I had a caravan db and hookup in my old works van. Serves me well in its afterlife.
     
  11. eLuSiVeMiTe

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    Cut mine off. Lead regularly snagged between the two halves and drove me nuts..
     
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