Welding cables

Welding cables are used to connect devices with the material to be welded. They are characterized by e.g. multi-wire construction of the conductor (the part of the cable designed to conduct electricity).

Welding consists in joining materials by heating and melting them at the joint with or without adding a binder. The metal of the joined parts is called the parent metal. The molten binder together with the molten edges of the joined parts, i.e. the native material, forms a joint after cooling down. The three basic types of welding are electric, gas and thermite welding (the heat source is a chemical reaction that supplies the joint with not only heat, but also a binder).

Use of welding cables

Welders are usually not very handy devices (due to the built-in transformer, they are also usually heavy) and require a stable position during operation. Therefore, in order to be able to conveniently operate the welding electrode, it is connected to the welding machine with a welding cable.

The El12 offer includes wires with a cross-section of 10 to 120 mm, including welding cable with a copper conductor with flame-retardant and oil-resistant rubber insulation, used to connect the welding electrode with the welder. Cables are most often sold by the metre, depending on the customer's needs. It is important that they end with appropriate connecting elements.

Safety rules when using welding cables

When using electric welding equipment and accessories, it is particularly important to remember that the welding cables connecting the workpiece to the power source should be connected directly to the workpiece or equipment as close as possible to the welding site. When performing welding work, it is unacceptable to hang welding cables and hoses on the shoulders or knees and lead them directly to other parts of the body. It is also necessary to ensure that the workplace is secured against the appearance of bystanders.