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

    I've been thinking about this a while. Miller needs to come out with a wireless foot pedal for there tig welding machines. It's such a pain in the rear when you have I don't know how many electrical cords all tangled up around you and your torch but for whatever reason for me it is the dam foot pedal that bugs me. Seems like I'm always curled up like a pretzl in some kinda vessel or welding pipe on a vessel and this dang foot pedal is tangled up everywhere. so yeah come on guys come up with a wireless remote foot pedal I think other will agree it would be nice. I know some of you may say oh use a hand control well I have they s*ck I don't like them

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    Well,

    Looking at the schematics of my foot control.................

    It would take about $250 worth of parts from Parallax(bluetooth Rx & Tx stuff,and a processor or two to run it all)..........
    And finding someone on Parallax.com's message board to get this done, which might be costly also.
    Dont know for sure if that'll work in the presence of an arc either.

    Actually I would prefer a helmet that reads your thoughts and shapes the arc and controls the amps and all that good stuff, but I think that one is still a few years off tho.
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    Considering the HF arc starter is enough EMI to trip arc fault GFI outlets within 8ft, I'm thinking radio controlled amptrols have a distinct operating problem.

    I used to think it was due to the circuits the welder shared with the sub panel, but today I tripped a pair of them on the other wall which isn't fed by anything remotely tied to the welder sub panel. Then again, maybe Leviton made them too sensitive.
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    Listen up Miller, This man makes a good point. How hard could it be? I'd pay up in a second to not have to wrestle with another cord. Positioning my foot control with a wire attached to it is a pain. A remote foot control that you could attach to your boot would be awesome. Make it as small as a foot and put some resistance in it to where you really had to apply some pressure to it it to change the heat. Sounds like a good idea to me. Adam
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    Some of us have been waiting for the new wireless MIG gun for a couple years now,,, I think Miller really needs to get on the ball here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by calweld View Post
    Some of us have been waiting for the new wireless MIG gun for a couple years now,,, I think Miller really needs to get on the ball here.
    Yep, it's just a matter of time. I have been doing some experimentation on my own and have had some success in doing some mig fusion welds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by calweld View Post
    Some of us have been waiting for the new wireless MIG gun for a couple years now,,, I think Miller really needs to get on the ball here.
    Hasbro and Mattel have the gun in the works.
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    i watched a guy make a wireless mig welder before

    he set down his stinger and moved the steel on the saw horses and PRESTO a wireless mig welder

    i also have a an idea for a wireless welder interchangeable for mig,stick,and tig.....
    you take a gas generator,put backpack straps on it bolt your welder to it pull on the string and start welding
    Last edited by welderman23; 02-26-2008 at 09:40 AM.
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