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Re: Review for TIG Button hand amptrol for HTP Invertig 221

Postby Poland308 » Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:31 pm

I bough the miller one for the little 150stl. It's a lot better than scratch start but it wasn't worth the $180 they charged. It wasn't my money but it just wasn't great.
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Re: Review for TIG Button hand amptrol for HTP Invertig 221

Postby Rupes » Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:05 am

I looked into making something like this a while back. But the only way I could figure it is to use a pressure sensor, make it a little hardier with a puck or button and heatshrink and hook it up to an arduino back near the machine then have the arduino read the sensor and control a variable resistor hooked up to the welder via the foot pedal input. I figured it would cost at least $100 but probably closer to $150 with no guarantee it would even work just for a dodgy prototype. Coupled with the fact I don't know a thing about Arduino's I shelved the idea.

So if its up and running and working I'd say that is a steal at the price given what I think is involved in putting it together and materials and such.
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Re: Review for TIG Button hand amptrol for HTP Invertig 221

Postby motox » Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:11 am

yesterday i spoke with Dave Vogel of tigcontrol.com and the
controller for HTP should be available on their website by the
weeks end if anyone else in interested. $199.00
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Re: Review for TIG Button hand amptrol for HTP Invertig 221

Postby MarkL » Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:52 pm

I contacted the company too, they're working on one for the Lincoln Square wave 200.
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