Electrode Polarity Chart

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