Max "cordage?"

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Albert Clark
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For you "Electric" CC Fellas:

What is the maximum cordage you would have in a Portable machine such as the Titan, Jaguar 6.6 or any other
Portable for that matter?

Also, what would your max cordage be on a ETM, such as the Mytee Escape or the Technoviking or any other ETM for that matter as well?

Would performance play a factor in your decision?

Thanks!:)

ac
 

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JC;

After running the Cross-American systems since 1971-2, I have never had any problems running cords. The key here is to acquire a "GOOD GRADE" industrial cord. Normally, the longest runs were about 100' to the machine from the outlets, and this was very very rare. Standard is approx 50' with the JAGUAR, as an example.

Never had a problem however, this has been a problem with a couple generic machines in the market. (And, not referring to Terry Brevics machine!)


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Joel;

Ooops, I apologize for not indicating how important the "Gauge" is. You are correct. We used 14-3 but found that 12-3 was much better and the cost was pretty much the same. The key is to get "Industrial" insulated grade in any gauge when running higher amps and longer time lengths.


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Thank you for the replies....not quite the answers I was looking for though, I should have been more specific.

How many cords, i.e. 1, 2, 3 or 4 would be a max that you would want to seek outlets for?

Thanks!;)

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It depends on the situation. the Recoil has 4 + 2 for the heater - Allow me to qualify that. I experimented with many different vac motors in many different configurations. I added a third cord when I put in 3 three stage Domels. Huge vacuum but it blew every circuit and ran WAY too hot, so I switched it back. One of the extra cords is for the auto dump. And, if I use the CA booster, add another cord and circuit.

The Ninja Worrier, um Warrior (POS, garbage, unreliable trash,save your money) is a 4 corder with in line heater.

4 circuits usually.

Both can be operated on 2 circuits, but be sure to use 12/3 gauge wire.
 

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This is going to take a few posts.......

Base unit - 2 cords

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Heater number 1 - 2 cords

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Heater number 2 - 2 cords

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vac booster - 1 cord

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Albert
1. One 2 or 3 stage and pump = 1 circuit (20 amps)
2. One 2 or 3 stage and APO = 1 circuit (15 + amps )
3. Inline Power Booster = 1 circuit (15 amps)
Obviously you need to choose your motors wisely to achieve this.
In-Line heater would be another separate 20 amp circuit.
Love my Generator -hate the gas it uses but I do have the option of using clients electric in most cases.
 

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Albert
1. One 2 or 3 stage and pump = 1 circuit (20 amps)
2. One 2 or 3 stage and APO = 1 circuit (15 + amps )
3. Inline Power Booster = 1 circuit (15 amps)
Obviously you need to choose your motors wisely to achieve this.
In-Line heater would be another separate 20 amp circuit.
Love my Generator -hate the gas it uses but I do have the option of using clients electric in most cases.

Jim,

What size gen do you have (how many watts?), what is your average hourly fuel burn when in use?

Thanks for the "detailed" answer btw, comes in handy!

ac
 

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Jim,

What size gen do you have (how many watts?), what is your average hourly fuel burn when in use?

Thanks for the "detailed" answer btw, comes in handy!

ac

Albert
My Generator and stats : 6800 Watt Generator - RIDGID Professional Tools
I have remote control panel mounted in trailer. Only an estimate @ 1 Gallon /hour at 80% load. Adds up after a month.
Jim
Still have the option of using customers power and I do every chance I get.