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SNAP-ON FM140A MIG WELDER. HOW TO SET UP WIREING TO UPGRADE TO 30AMP OPERATION FROM 20AMP SYSTEM.

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  • mkholcik Mar 01, 2009

    MY FM140A MIG INDICATES THAT IT CAN RUN 130 AMPS ON A 20AMP PLUG BUT NEEDS 30AMPS TO RUN AT MAX OF140AMP OUTPUT FOR THICKER STEEL. THE MAIN CORD IS A 3-12 WIRE. I HAVE BEEN TOLD THAT I CAN CHANGE THE PLUG END AND INSTALL AN 30AMP WALL PLUG TWIST LOCK UNIT WITH 10GAUGE WIRE THEN UP GRADE THE BRAKER TO 30AMPS. WILL THIS WORK???

  • Ron Jones
    Ron Jones May 11, 2010

    Is it the mains you want to upgrade ? dont even think about upgrading the set this will blow all the electronics.

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Hi, yes it can be ugraded but,( theres always a but,) you will need a feed from the mains to a rated connection on the main fuse box, this is not a DIY job, certain rules and regulations prohibit the unqualified. the new line will run to it's own fuse box, then to wherever you want, garage or w/shop with electrical cable 1.5biger than your max (30 amps) best be safe , you cooker socket is thirty amp, but thats max, there are some people that would increase the fuse size, ending up,( If they arel lucky), for a total re-wire those unlucky guy's arn't around to tell the tale. contact your provider and get it safe.
lets know how you get on

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