Quote Originally Posted by Dave G View Post
Thanks to the short (4+ min) Miller Dynasty menu setup video I got the hidden menu mastered. Stick welding with normal OCV is just like welding with my old Miller Syncrowave 300. So what is the reason for the low OCV setting? Less current draw by the machine? And if normal OCV is selected is there any further advantage to using the DIG setting?
Low OCV is safer since the voltage is always there unless you have a remote contactor. It does nothing to the machine's current draw.

DIG has nothing to do with this, it is simply voltage droop control. SMAW is constant current, power (current x voltage) varies with arc length.