Asked by: Cloe Szturemskasked in category: General Last Updated: 25th May, 2020
How many amps does it take to weld 1/2 inch steel?
In this manner, how many amps does it take to weld 1/8 steel?
Getting the most from your machine
|For wire size||Multiply by||Ex. using 1/8 inch (125 amps)|
|.023 inch||3.5 inches per amp||3.5 x 125 = 437.5 ipm|
|.030 inch||2 inches per amp||2 x 125 = 250 ipm|
|.035 inch||1.6 inches per amp||1.6 x 125 = 200 ipm|
|.045 inch||1 inch per amp||1 x 125 = 125 ipm|
Beside above, how thick can a 150 amp welder weld? Welding Buyer's Guide
|Maximum Amps||90 amp||150 amp|
|Max Steel Thickness (butt weld)||2.0mm||4mm|
|Max Steel Thickness (with V and root gap)||3.0mm||6mm|
Also asked, how do I know what amp to weld at?
Current setting The correct current, or amperage, setting primarily depends on the diameter and type of electrode selected. For example, a 1/8-inch 6010 rod runs well from 75 to 125 amps, while a 5/32-inch 7018 rod welds at currents up to 220 amps. The side of the electrode box usually indicates operating ranges.
How many amps does it take to weld a 3/16 Steel?
With 3/16" metal, I would start at 100-110 amps since 6013 does not penetrate like 6011.