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In my welding m/c Earth cable sime times brunout

We contious using that m/c but we check input & out terminal connection tightness were checked , winding insulation were also checked every thing okay but we can not find out that problem

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Was that "the earth cable burns out"- earth cables will burn out due to
1] the connections are loose and
2] the size of cable being used is too small,
increase the size of the earth cable, many manufactures fit a very thin cable to the set which are cheep and nasty, depending on the amperage used multiply by 11/2 times, tell your supplier what the sets maximum amperage on the set and he will give you the correct size. don't get it to long, and always get copper cable not aluminum.this also applies to the welding cable.

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One is a loose/dirty wire/connection from the battery positive terminal (the red cable) to the starter motor.

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If you're quite happy that the battery terminals, cables and earthing point on the engine/bodywork are clean, tight and ok ... suspect the battery.

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