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Forum topic by mlipps posted 05-07-2016 01:47 AM 701 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-07-2016 01:47 AM

Topic tags/keywords: saw stop sawstop ics industrial cabinet saw wiring 220v 3hp ss ics ss ics 3hp wire hardwired power cord

Hi All,

A neighbor recently purchased a SS ICS 3hp. He asked me to help him set it up and put it together considering I used to own a SS PCS 3hp. When we went to plug it in, I realized that it didn’t come with a power cord. Evidently, it’s meant to be hardwired to the breaker or something. Since his garage is very small, there is no way he can keep it tethered to the wall. He has a 220v, 20amp outlet already set up. How can we make this work safely or “to code” so to speak? Eager to fire this baby up, any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks LJS!
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#1 posted 05-07-2016 01:55 AM

Many machines don’t come with a cord/plug – heck, even most clothes dryers don’t. Pretty simple to either buy a pre-made cord/plug or get some SO cable and put your own plug on the end.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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#2 posted 05-07-2016 01:57 AM

Complete novice in this department. Could you specify what I need to buy, or if I’m going to make the wire myself, what gauge wire I need, what plug, etc. Thanks

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#3 posted 05-07-2016 02:13 AM

I just had to make a longrr cord for my PCS. The one it came with wasn’t long enough. I went to home Depot and bought a power tool/clothes dryer cord. The kind you buy off the wire rack that the employee has to measure out for you. The manual should give you the size you need, based on the length you need to run. I bought one with two 12 GA wires and a ground. It’s the braided type, not solid wire like you use for running wire in the wall. The guy who works there should be able to help you out if you can’t discern which one you need.

Also byt the connector to match your outlet. Bring a picture of the outlet. There are about 20 different 220 plugs there. I mean it. I bought the wrong one the first time because I didn’t look hard enough. Finally, you may want to buy some spade connectors that crimp on the wire. Not sure what the terminals look like in the ICS, but in the PCS it is lots easier to land the connection if you have the spades there instead of trying to wrap that big wire around the screw.

Hope that helps.

Brian

-- Part of engineering is to know when to put your calculator down and pick up your tools.

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#4 posted 05-07-2016 02:22 AM

Attached is the schematic required. 3 wire (no neutral). Not sure what gauge wire…among other things.

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#5 posted 05-07-2016 02:35 AM

Is 12 ga good enough? Thanks for the plug heads up. Also how long can this wire be? Is 6ft too long? 10ft? The schematic seems pretty straight forward, two hot leads to the only two places you can connect it, then ground to the ground.

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#6 posted 05-07-2016 02:37 AM

240v doesn’t have a neutral… only two hots and a ground. This should be fine for what you need:

or you can buy it by the foot.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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#7 posted 05-07-2016 11:29 AM

12AWG is plenty thick enough for your purposes. You want to match the plug to the existing outlet, as mentioned above.

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#8 posted 05-07-2016 11:29 AM

That’s real similar to what I bought, but my HD only had it by the foot. I made mine 15’ long. There was a table in the manual that said at what distance you needed to go to a 10ga wire. It was long though…50’or something of I recall.

Don’t buy 12-3 RoMex. It’s solid wire and not properly insulated for exposed service. The package could look similar to that picture, but through wire would be orange or yellow. Not the right stuff.

Brian

-- Part of engineering is to know when to put your calculator down and pick up your tools.

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#9 posted 05-07-2016 04:57 PM

Can’t add much to what’s been said. The 12-3 SO cord is plenty for that, and you don’t need to fret the length unless you go nuts with it (10’ won’t be a problem). As someone said, get a plug to match the outlet; it would commonly be a Nema 6-20 but just look at what he has installed. When you open the box on the ICS there will be 2 hots and a ground, put the green on the ground and the 2 cord hots on the saw’s 2 hots.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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#10 posted 05-07-2016 07:52 PM

How did it go? The advice above is spot on.

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#11 posted 05-10-2016 03:15 AM

Just got it today. Advice was spot on. Thanks all!

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