question about foot pedal 10k pot. what i need to know is, is max current when the pot looks like 10k ("open circuit") or "0" ohms (its more like1.1ohm on low side)? i ask because i want to turn my torch thumb control into just a on/off switch but when on it needs to be max current. i use the "2T" cycle alot for DC tig, and pedal is hard to use when welding in odd positions.
i used to have another torch switch (on/off only), but it was lost during a ESAB swap-out of my unit and they sent me the thumb control switch with pot in it.
is it save to assume that at 10k the tig unit thinks it's a open circuit, so in essence i dont need to even use a resistor in order to get max set current when switched on?