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Electrode Polarity Chart
ELECTRODE DC* AC POSITION PENETRATION USAGE
6010
EP -- ALL DEEP MIN. PREP, ROUGH, HIGH SPATTER
6011
EP ALL DEEP MIN. PREP, ROUGH, HIGH SPATTER
6013
EP, EN ALL LOW GENERAL
7014
EP, EN ALL MED. SMOOTH, EASY, FAST
7018
EP ALL LOW LOW HYDROGEN, STRONG
7018AC
EP ALL LOW LOW HYDROGEN, STRONG
Ni-Cl
EP ALL LOW CAST IRON
308L
EP ALL LOW STAINLESS
*EP = ELECTRODE POSITIVE (REVERSE POLARITY)
*EN = ELECTRODE NEGATIVE (STRAIGHT POLARITY)

Electrode/Amperage Chart
ELECTRODE DIAMETER AMPERAGE RANGE
IN MM MIN. 50 A 100 A 150 A 200 A MAX
6011 3/32 2.4
1/8 3.2
5/32 4.0
6013 1/16 1.6
5/64 2.0
3/32 2.4
1/8 3.2
5/32 4.0
7014 3/32 2.7
1/8 3.2
5/32 4.0
7018
7018 AC
3/32 2.4
1/8 3.2
5/32 4.0
Ni-Cl Nickel
55 and 99
3/32 2.4
1/8 3.2
308L
Stainless 312
3/32 2.4
1/8 3.2
Hard Surfacing 1/8 3.2
5/32 4.0
Aluminum 1/8 3.2
Nomacast 1/8 3.2
Cutting 3/32 2.4