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Re: [Shop-talk] 220 outlets

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Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] 220 outlets
From: "Randall" <>
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2009 11:57:00 -0700
> The manual to my 120 volt Lincoln welder says
> that for maximum output, it should be plugged into a 25 amp outlet.  

I wonder; wasn't there a NEC or UL requirement that a 'portable' appliance
draw no more than 80% of the rated outlet current?  That's why, for example,
portable electric heaters are never more than about 1400 watts, even though
15 * 120 is 1800 ?

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