I've finally got myself a decent little inverter welder. It runs on 13a ok, but I don't really "get" electrics.
I have a massive armoured power cable running to the garage which ends in a fuse board. From this there is 16a cable running to a cooker socket.
I use the 13a plug-in part of this socket, so I assume even though 16a is running to it, it's only 13a and apparently that's a bit marginal at the higher amps on the welder (160a).
Is this socket only 13a because it only takes a 13a plug?
As there is obviously no cooker in the garage (shame), would it make sense to run a 16a cable from the cooker socket and end it with a 16a socket like you get on caravans, and put the matching plug on the welder?
Or is there an easier solution?
And no, it's not a townie question as townies have welders too.