Parweld Foot Pedal

  1. northwest

    northwest Member

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    So, I bought a decent foot pedal for my Parweld. Therein lies the snag, it is a really decent pedal with a cable to match. Every time I tried to use it I would spend more time struggling to keep it in position than the actual work would take. It is a thick, heavy duty cable which would be indestructible in a workshop. A complete pain in my place.

    So I ordered a length of really nice flexible seven core but it is signal cable:

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    So, this is my question, which wires carry the most amperage? The on/off is simple but the pots?

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    Any and all suggestions gratefully received.
     
  2. Hood

    Hood If it walks like a duck....

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    I don't think any will carry much in the way of current, there is no need for them to.
     
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  3. Ruffian Member

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    As hood says,

    The pedal wires should all be signal wires for controllers rather than amperage carrying.
     
  4. northwest

    northwest Member

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    Thanks for the confirmation guys, these were my thoughts exactly but nothing like checking first :-)
    I will crack on.
     
  5. gt6s Member

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    Very little current
     
  6. redlig Member

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    I"m going to have a go at a diy foot pedal . Could anyone help me out please with the resistance of the pot. Its for a parweld xtt202p . many thanks.
     
  7. Hood

    Hood If it walks like a duck....

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    I am sure the manual says what it should be.
     
  8. Hood

    Hood If it walks like a duck....

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    Just looked and it doesn't seem to say. I have a torch insert that I used with the Parweld, will look at the pot resistance tomorrow if no one lets you know by then (and if I remember )
     
  9. northwest

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    I will try to think on as well as mine is still in bits but I am quite busy at the moment so scatterbrained!
     
  10. redlig Member

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    Many thanks for your time .
    Nany thanks for you time.
     
  11. Hood

    Hood If it walks like a duck....

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    It is a 5K pot I have on the torch insert.
     
  12. AndersK Member

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    It's just a voltage divider so the value isn't that important.

    I have used a 10k pot on my torch, worked fine.
    The pedal is 50k
     
  13. redlig Member

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    Brilliant thanks a lot! Now all I"ve got to do is to improve my skills so it doesnt fall apart as soon as I put my foot on it .
    Many thanks for info. onwards and upwards .
     
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