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Wireless TIG welder foot pedal? Answered

Has anybody ever heard of or created a cordless foot pedal (remote) for tig welding? I hate having to buy new foot pedals for our Miller Synchrowave TIG/ Stick when the power cable gets cut or burned through. Thought about "bluetooth" signal.

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bobhdus
bobhdus

7 years ago

As everyone knows, Miller makes one and to address concerns about it not being a good idea, I can honestly say that it works perfect. I know because my company has them everywhere. It's using the same idea that I mentioned years ago. Oh well...

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enauman
enauman

9 years ago

I am working on a wireless prototype I'm developing for my Miller dynasty 300DX. So far, it works great. I haven't welded at anything above 200 amps (W/O high frequency) using it yet. I'm testing it in stages. I still have a couple of different modulation schemes to try before I will be satisfied. There is instant response & complete authority. I really can't tell the difference between my design and the wired version. I was mainly doing this for myself but might consider offering a conversion kit if there was enough interest.

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racingcar58
racingcar58

11 years ago

How'd you go getting one??? I haven't cut mine yet but i'm about to take a axe to it myself!!! I'm sick of having to drag the lead along with the control every time i move position...welding the race car chassis on the jig means you have to move around a lot and i hate the tourchs with the control on them.
looks like you didn't have any problems with interference like the other replys say you will. I don't think the manufactures would allow something like that out for a welding shop to try.

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Leanmaster
Leanmaster

11 years ago

Found one. Had in my shop for awhile, My guys loved it.<br />It was a demo unit and I (under protest) had to return it. Put in myorder for the first one off the assembly line. Still waiting. While inmy shop for a couple of months had no problems. Now every one of mywelders want one. I purchased mine for $550. from Freedom Special Tech.Springfield, IL. Product line sold off to new company. New contactinformation is:<div> <em> <b> <span style="font-size: 10.0pt;">Mike Long</span></b></em></div><div> <em> <span style="font-size: 8.0pt;">Vice President of Development /Open Wheel Specialist</span></em></div><div> <span style="font-size: 10.0pt;">Speedway Motors, Inc.</span></div><div> <span style="font-size: 10.0pt;">340 Victory Lane</span></div><div> <span style="font-size: 10.0pt;">Lincoln</span> <span style="font-size: 10.0pt;">, NE 68521</span></div><div> <span style="font-size: 10.0pt;">(800) 979-0122 ext. 3219</span></div><div> <span style="font-size: 10.0pt;">Direct (402) 323-3219</span></div><br />Mike has been very helpful in keeping me informed, but I too am still waiting.

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bobhdus
bobhdus

11 years ago

Found out that Miller Electric RD is already looking into something like this.

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

11 years ago

Bad idea ! The RF around a TIG process is terrible ! What I'd do is change the wire to one that you can replace easily - mine has four cores, one for the switch, one for ground, one for 5V and one for the pot signal. Why not find an off the shelf audio cable - two phono leads or something like that. Mod the welder to use the RCA leads and then have a nice bag of cheap cables to swap when someone burns the wire.