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How to change wiring from 480 V to 220V connection

I bought a Miller Dialarc 250, older model, it was wired for 480V, I got 220 V at my shop, I need a wiring diagram to make it work.
Thanks for the help

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Here is the link for the manual. You will need the exact model AND the serial number to get the correct manual.

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