What power cable?

  1. reb78 Member

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    Can anyone reccomend an approriate spec of power cable for my Oxford Oil cooled welder?

    Its 180amp max output. I plan to wire it to my 3 phase 32amp supply as others suggested in a previous thread so need three cores (2 phases and earth) and woudl ideally like a 12 metre cable length (15 or even 20 would be better) so dont know how this affects the spec.

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    The current cable looks original and is 'melting' in places as I think it is natural rubber (its not current related as I havent plugged it in)
     
  2. 8ob

    8ob Forum Supporter

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    I keep short Butyl leads on the welders , just long enough to reach the plugs and use SY extension cables.

    Bob
     
  3. barking mat

    barking mat Barking at Pigeons

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    2.5 mm would probably do it.

    I've cables of 5g2.5 and 5g6.

    For me 32 amp flex cable three phase 5g6.
     
  4. barking mat

    barking mat Barking at Pigeons

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    My 50 meter flexible 5g6 runs everything I own.
     
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  5. brightspark

    brightspark Member

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    if on 32 amp a 4.o mm rubber flex cable will be good
     
  6. Parm

    Parm Oh how I’ve missed my play pen this year

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    Exactly what I’ve got
     
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  7. reb78 Member

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  8. brightspark

    brightspark Member

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    yep both will be fine :)
     
  9. reb78 Member

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    Perfect! Thanks!
     
  10. reb78 Member

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    I guess this old cable needed replacing?!

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