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    Default 200 DX Can't DCEN Stick ??

    Owner's Manual:
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    1 Polarity Control - Press switch pad until desired LED is illuminated.

    DC - Machine is set to DCEN (direct current electrode negative) for TIG welding, and to DCEP (direct current electrode positive) for Stick welding.

    AC - Use AC (alternating current) for TIG and Stick welding.
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    Is this machine not capable of DCEN Stick? Maybe I'm reading something wrong or is it ok to swap the cable connections??

    Sorry, just not finding documentation that states this and I don't want to swap the cables and blow the thing up. :-)

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    How would it know you swapped the leads?
    Miller stuff:
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    LOL Good Point. :-)

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    Just out of curiosity, what are you doing that you'd even WANT straight polarity on stick??!? Steve

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    I just got this machine and doing my homework reading the manuals and figuring out what it can and cannot do before firing it up.

    My curiosity must be satisfied. :-)

    Also it seems that most machines (while few) I've owned or worked with had either a DCEN selector or tap mod AND the 200 DX will do DCEN Tig I just 'assumed' it would probably do DCEN Stick.

    Hopefully this thread will result in an authoritative "yes it will" or "no it won't".

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    Quote Originally Posted by BukitCase View Post
    Just out of curiosity, what are you doing that you'd even WANT straight polarity on stick??!? Steve
    Many moons ago whilst out in the boonies and needing to cut something, like corrugated culvert for example, I'd swap the leads on the AEAD, max the amps, and hit it with 6010. It did the job.

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    Good point - it's been a LOOOONG time since I'd needed to do that, had A/O torches since the '70's and a Hypertherm plaz for the last couple years, guess I'm gettin' spoiled Steve

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    Default Straight polarity on stick

    Quote Originally Posted by BukitCase View Post
    Just out of curiosity, what are you doing that you'd even WANT straight polarity on stick??!? Steve
    My question exactly! I'm no expert-but as the new owner of a Dynasty 200-why does he want to do that? I am not being sarcastic-just want more info. I was taught that straight polarity was for shallow penetration. Why not use the tig for that ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 'Stang View Post
    I was taught that straight polarity was for shallow penetration. Why not use the tig for that ?
    Maybe because he wants to STICK weld and get shallower penetration than DCEP.

    Just a guess.

    There are lots of reasons someone might want to STICK weld rather than TIG weld something.

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    Default 200 DX Can't DCEN Stick ??

    What Broccolli said - just swap your leads and your good to go!

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