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Miller guys come up with a wireless foot pedal for the tig welder???

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  • #16
    Originally posted by cruizer View Post
    there already is wireless vooice controlled remote for pipliners, Already wireless remotes, won't be a wireless tog remote because of the HF interference..
    But say on a Dynasty the HF is only for starting...would that help?
    I would thing reception would be more of an issue in tight metal shielded areas.

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    • #17
      God, I can't spell, been using a computer since they originally came out, still finger typing, anyhow, what would be the point of having a wireless arc start switch. I mean the tig machine is what, 25' or less from the operator to the machine. We are talking about wireless remotes that have a range of 500'

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      • #18
        what about lift arc ?

        i think the HF would freak it out even when just used at the start. the HF inter fears so the arc stops, this could result in a continual on off thing all the time you were trying to weld.
        heck my son's rescue heroes go off every time i weld. i suspect if it was that easy it would have been done by now. wonder what effect it would have with lift arc ? if HF still used at all in that case ?? i'll have to give it a try and see if the dynasore growls.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by cruizer View Post
          God, I can't spell, been using a computer since they originally came out, still finger typing, anyhow, what would be the point of having a wireless arc start switch. I mean the tig machine is what, 25' or less from the operator to the machine. We are talking about wireless remotes that have a range of 500'

          I know what yer saying cruizer but when you are talking to the tig welding crowd yer also talking to the "gadjet crowd" at the same time. Heck I've got a wireless MOUSE and I'm staring at the screen right in front of me.
          I think YOU should invent it and sell them to us.

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          • #20
            just go outside the frequency range of the welder. Low power Micowave?

            I had a bad idea for a device that plugs into the standard foot pedal after squeezing in and out of one too many track cars and fiddling with the foot pedal.
            I am adding a wired on off momentary to the foot pedal as well as a knob adjustable position hold device for the pedal itself. I have a small covered clicker button and a simple 2 pin chassis mount plug that will mount in the pedal case itself. The torch mounted on/off interrupts the signal from the pedal to the machine. Set max amps on the machine a little over what you need, crawl inside the car and take the pedal with you. Use the pedal positioned and held to set % weld amps and change as you need. Use the torch mounted on/ off button to control. Wen not in use I will plug in a jumper plug to return the pedal to normal service. Just like the $150 Miller on/off switch but has % control and under $10. That is if my thinking is right....

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            • #21
              i was working on some SS today so i only tried it in DC, but no dinosaur effect with lift arc in DC.
              tomorrow i have some aluminum to get to. if i get a chance to get to it i'll try the lift arc with AC. not shore if the results would be the same for the transformers, but i'll pass on the inverter effects of AC lift arc and the dinosaur.

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              • #22
                Wireless may be a challenge:
                A buddy was using my TIG to do AC HF alum. I went downstairs (in the house) and my lawn sprinkler copper was 'water hammering'. Every time he struck an arc, one (or all?) of the sprinkler solenoids were activating. The spklr clock is on the garage wall, 35ft from his position. It is plugged in the wall for the x-former; it's also newer with the LCD. The welder has its own circuit from the box.

                Since I live alone, I'd never have known this was happening.

                I have a tag over the power switch of the welder, telling me to unplug the spklr clock.

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                • #23
                  whats the freq range of the HF ?

                  **** we can put a broadband signal down a 60hz powerline why not this?

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                  • #24
                    LOL thats funny, every time you TIG you water the lawn.
                    is it a transformer or inverter TIG.??
                    do all the inverters drop the HF after startup now ???

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Craig in Denver View Post
                      A buddy was using my TIG to do AC HF alum. I went downstairs (in the house) and my lawn sprinkler copper was 'water hammering'. Every time he struck an arc, one (or all?) of the sprinkler solenoids were activating.
                      ROFL! This reminds me of a friend of mine back in "the day" (i.e. before reaching draft age). His bedroom was over the garage and he had an Apple II computer. Every time he played Choplifter (IIRC, but might have been a different game), his garage door would go berserk. One of the funniest things I ever witnessed.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by jake View Post
                        whats the freq range of the HF ?

                        **** we can put a broadband signal down a 60hz powerline why not this?
                        20-50Khz. go for it.....

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                        • #27
                          jake: **** we can put a broadband signal down a 60hz powerline why not this?
                          We can watch the astronauts, live, on the International Space Station. They'd better NOT have an AC TIG.

                          fun4now: LOL thats funny, every time you TIG you water the lawn.
                          That's NOT funny; makes it grow.

                          is it a transformer or inverter TIG.??
                          X-former.

                          Root: ROFL! This reminds me of a friend of mine back in "the day" (i.e. before reaching draft age). His bedroom was over the garage and he had an Apple II computer.
                          Sooo... yer as old as me.

                          Every time he played PONG (IIRC, but might have been a different game), his garage door would go berserk. One of the funniest things I ever witnessed.

                          I rest my case.

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                          • #28
                            ill get the resident electrical engineer on it!!

                            i gotta find out what the signal range is on the pedal and what it uses for a signal.

                            this is just an idea off the top of my head do any of yall have electric rc cars? see if they will work with the HF goin. if the input source is like an analog 0-5vdc you could set a speed control to have that range and use the radio as your tx, i sure would love a trigger control on a tig torch. hmm im gonna have to look some more into this. i used to have rc cars and the radios i have were 26mhz so were quite a bit lower than the HF range.

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by Craig in Denver View Post
                              Sooo... yer as old as me.
                              I am old enough to know that I wasted my youth. Yet not so old that it might be true in totality.

                              Oh yeah, and Pong RULZ!

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                              • #30
                                What they need to make is a remote hand control like they have now but have it spring loaded ths same as a foot pedal so it would back off the same as a foot pedal and all the learning curve we get with a poor slide control is gone besause it will back off like a foot pedal. How hard could that be. $3.00 worth of springs!!! I think most the hand remotes suck , as well they were probably designed by somone who doesn't weld very much.

                                Just my 2 cents

                                Ronnie

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