- Oct 17, 2021
I am not sure I am following your logic. The current has to have a path to go through. If the ground is connected to the stud then where does the current go through? If the electrode is placed on the same piece as you are trying to weld then there is no current path. you would need to have one end on the flat area on the Cell and the other on the stud to have a current path so that the weld takes place.I think it would work. With the negative lead attached to the stud and the stud making contact with the cell terminal you're OK.
On my welding table, the negative lead is attached to the table, not the piece I'm welding. That's good enough.