View Full Version : DCEN VS. DCEP ON Stick Welding???

11-21-2015, 08:52 PM
This winter I am trying to better my stick welding skills. I picked up some 3/32 7014 to get started with. When is DCEN or DCEP used? Does it depend on the rod or the job at hand?

11-21-2015, 09:31 PM
DCEP is most commonly used for stick. DCEN is used primarily when you are trying to limit penetration.

11-22-2015, 10:32 AM
According to Lincoln, AC is the preferred polarity for 7014. Either DCEN or DCEP are also acceptable.