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Old 06-13-2004, 08:02 PM
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The power cord on my welder says it's a 14/3. It's a 110 machine and was wandering what would happen if I replaced it with a 12 if it would hurt the welder.

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Old 06-13-2004, 08:26 PM
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A 14/3 is a three conductor cord with 14 gauge wire. A 12/3 is a three conductor cord with 12 gauge the next larger size wire.

It would not cause a problem in the slightest, go at it.

Just remember the black wire is the hot, white is neutral and the green is ground. If you are wiring a new plug black goes on the gold screw, white on the silver screw and green on green.

Make sure which ever the existing black come off of and the existing white come off of the new one go back on.

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