A medium coated general purpose all position electrode for welding low carbon and mild structural steels. It gives radiographic quality weld metal. The electrode operates with a quiet arc and deposits a smooth bead with fine ripples. The slag is easily detachable. The electrode produces minimum spatter and has good striking and re-striking characteristics. The electrode operates well under low OCV transformers and direct current either polarity. Easy to operate in all positions including vertical down. Typical applications include welding of steel structures, tanks, truck frames and bodies, machinery construction, auto bodies, frames, pipes etc.