Hypertherm Powermax 30 Air Electrode #420132
The electrode is the part of the plasma cutter torch that iniatiates the arc with an enormous surge of energy when the triggeris activated. Taking it from cold to intensely hot instantly. Couple the super dynamic temperature change with the extremely hot gas running past the electrodem it;s actually the starting and stopping of the plasma cutter causes the wear on these electrodes. Check the electrodes often between uses to make sure they have not eroded back.
If you have trouble starting the arc...stop and check the electorde...it could be worn. Failure to do so could cause major torch damage. The Hypertherm Powermax Air 30 electrode, Part #420132, is designed to give you the highest quality functioning in conjunction with the Hypertherm Powermax Air 30 plasma cutter, Part #088096.