A little update...
The hobart cybertig that I bought 6 weeks ago, came with a remote
control pendant. It was not easy to use it for welding because it
required the use of third hand.
I recently bought a foot pedal on ebay. It did not work for me,
because the 10 pin connector that I thought was for the pedal, was in
fact for something else, and was (just as the pedal) male. I wasted
some time and money by buying a matching female plug for it and then
realizing that it was a wrong route.
Afterwards, I bought a 19 pin plug for the pendant connector, and
basically followed the manual that I had, for connecting them. The
pedal has two sets of wires:
1) two wires for ON/OFF control (open/close)
2) three wires for potentiometer based current control: two sides and
the wiper. I had to make a guess (the manual was unclear) on which
side goes where.
After I soldered everything, the pedal worked and, luckily, the two
sides of the potentiometer were soldered correctly, not in reverse
order, as I was afraid. So, now I have a working foot pedal, it is
I want to say special thanks to everyone who advised me on the foot
pedal issue. Wayne was spot on in pointing out that the 10 pin
connector was for the dabber and not for the foot pedal.
16 years ago