Welding Amperage & Heat Relationship

The amount of heat produced by the arc is determined by the amperage. The higher the amperage setting the higher the heat produced by the welding arc, and the lower the amperage setting the lower the heat produced. Each diameter of the electrode has a recommended minimum and maximum amperage range and therefore a recommended heat range. If you were to try to put too many amps through a small diameter electrode it will overheat and could even melt during weld and potential of the welder injury. If the amperage setting is too low for an electrode diameter, the end … Continue reading Welding Amperage & Heat Relationship