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proper voltages for specific arc welding rods



Catch
06-27-2008, 04:43 PM
I am new at arc welding and need some sort of guide as to the proper voltages for use with particular rods. I can seem to find rod descriptions telling what they are for, but they are seemingly silent as to the proper voltage, high or low, pos or neg to use with a particular rod. I could also use some advice as to the rods to start with to practice, and the voltage to use for that rod. Thanks for your kind help................Catch a real "beginner"

Gaustin
06-27-2008, 10:09 PM
Hey Catch,

Try the manufacturers website for recommended settings. Here are some ballpark figures for some of the rods I have used. For Stick welding (SMAW) the adjustement is made to the amperage. The voltage actually fluctuates with the arc length as you weld. Stick welding is done with what is called Constant Current(Amperage) power source.

E6010 DCRP 1/8" 75-130 amps
E6011 AC or DCRP 85-135 (Higher for AC)
6012 DCSP 1/8" 110-145 . Because this electrode runs on Straight Polarity (Electrode Negative) it can handle higher amperages than other electrodes of the same size.

6013 DCRP/DCSP/AC 120-135 . It will run on any polarity and AC normally.

There are many others but that should get you in the ball park.

Have a nice day

Gerald Austin
http://www.weldingdata.com

rhett
07-14-2008, 10:55 AM
Hi Catch, try this link, it shows A Basic Guide Of ARC Welding Electrodes: http://www.metalwebnews.com/howto/weldrod.html
I hope this link is acceptable to post on forum

Rhett

Gadget
07-14-2008, 05:05 PM
Hi Catch, try this link, it shows A Basic Guide Of ARC Welding Electrodes: http://www.metalwebnews.com/howto/weldrod.html
I hope this link is acceptable to post on forum

Rhett

Rhett,
I think helpful information will always be welcome here, thanks for posting.
Gadget

RayL
07-18-2008, 07:56 PM
I love this site as a quick reference:
http://www.weldingmaterialsales.com/products.htm

Hope it helps

Ray