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Foot pedal w/ Everlast 160STH

Postby DrivenToMake » Fri Aug 04, 2017 4:51 pm

While I'm waiting for my profile to be approved on Everlast's forums, I figured I'd pose the question here as well.

I have an Everlast 160sth and an SSC controls foot pedal.

When the foot pedal is plugged in, although I'm able to set the amperage on the machine, the readout simply oscillates back and forth between 11 and 12. I'm not able to see what the machine is set to unless I drop the pedal full-bore, then glance over.

I can't find this in the documentation anywhere, which is fairly minimal for these machines as you might know.

Does anyone have experience with these lines of machines and a foot pedal? Is there perhaps something wrong with my machine?

Kind of makes it some pretty janky guesswork to figure out where you're setting the machine. I do not have this issue with the 2T switch plugged in.

If that's how this machine works, it's definitely going back.

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Re: Foot pedal w/ Everlast 160STH

Postby DrivenToMake » Fri Aug 04, 2017 5:00 pm

Okay, so I gave a call to Everlast and figured I'd post the answer here. It's a known bug with the 160STH.

Sounds like they aren't going to do anything about it.

They told me to be able to see what amperage I'm setting the machine at that I need to pull the cable for the foot pedal adjust the amperage and then plug the foot pedal back in.

No. I'm not going to do that. So it goes back ...

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Re: Foot pedal w/ Everlast 160STH

Postby sedanman » Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:19 pm

I hate Everlast.
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Re: Foot pedal w/ Everlast 160STH

Postby nelson » Sat Aug 05, 2017 12:46 pm

DTM, let us know if the return goes smoothly.

I have a 164si and been lucky I guess. Just curious, when you're welding it bounces from 11 to 12, but when you release pedal completely it reads correct?
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Re: Foot pedal w/ Everlast 160STH

Postby svtdv26 » Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:40 am

But I don't see any major problems with Everlast 160STH on Amazon....... most of the customers seem happy... and Everlast 160STH has gotten 4.6 stars out of 5 stars on Amazon.

Did you return the product, or are you still using with the direction suggested by the customer support regarding foot pedal?
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Re: Foot pedal w/ Everlast 160STH

Postby nelson » Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:10 pm

If he's saying the readout only indicates the amperage when the pedal is not plugged in, that's lame. Id probably send it back too.
But if it's goofy when the pedal is pressed only, I for one can't tell you what it reads while I'm welding. I'm watching the puddle. In that case I'd keep it.
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Re: Foot pedal w/ Everlast 160STH

Postby cptjackm » Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:00 am

DrivenToMake wrote:While I'm waiting for my profile to be approved on Everlast's forums, I figured I'd pose the question here as well.

I have an Everlast 160sth and an SSC controls foot pedal.

When the foot pedal is plugged in, although I'm able to set the amperage on the machine, the readout simply oscillates back and forth between 11 and 12. I'm not able to see what the machine is set to unless I drop the pedal full-bore, then glance over.

I can't find this in the documentation anywhere, which is fairly minimal for these machines as you might know.

Does anyone have experience with these lines of machines and a foot pedal? Is there perhaps something wrong with my machine?

Kind of makes it some pretty janky guesswork to figure out where you're setting the machine. I do not have this issue with the 2T switch plugged in.

If that's how this machine works, it's definitely going back.

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Re: Foot pedal w/ Everlast 160STH

Postby DrivenToMake » Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:13 am

cptjackm wrote:
DrivenToMake wrote:While I'm waiting for my profile to be approved on Everlast's forums, I figured I'd pose the question here as well.

I have an Everlast 160sth and an SSC controls foot pedal.

When the foot pedal is plugged in, although I'm able to set the amperage on the machine, the readout simply oscillates back and forth between 11 and 12. I'm not able to see what the machine is set to unless I drop the pedal full-bore, then glance over.

I can't find this in the documentation anywhere, which is fairly minimal for these machines as you might know.

Does anyone have experience with these lines of machines and a foot pedal? Is there perhaps something wrong with my machine?

Kind of makes it some pretty janky guesswork to figure out where you're setting the machine. I do not have this issue with the 2T switch plugged in.

If that's how this machine works, it's definitely going back.

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It's an issue with the welder, not the pedal. The pedal is nice and works just fine.

I'm going to return the welder and get a different TIG unit, just not sure what yet.

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Re: Foot pedal w/ Everlast 160STH

Postby dgapilot » Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:34 am

I like my 210EXT. I know it's a lot more money, but so far so good. Both AC & DC. Are you looking to stay with Everlast, or try another brand?


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Re: Foot pedal w/ Everlast 160STH

Postby DrivenToMake » Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:08 pm

dgapilot wrote:I like my 210EXT. I know it's a lot more money, but so far so good. Both AC & DC. Are you looking to stay with Everlast, or try another brand?


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I'm probably going to return this and roll the credit (purchased at Home Depot with holiday/birthday gift cards) into an i-TIG 201. The main thing is, I have this foot pedal that was $160. So I'm somewhat locked into getting another Everlast welder.

I don't really need AC, because I don't plan on working with aluminum.

I know you kind of take a chance with a company like Everlast, but I'm a little disenchanted with their approach of calling a defect a "quirk".

"It won't affect your welds."

Your machine has a known defect, and that's your plan? Tell me it won't affect my welds?

So I will try the I-TIG, and if I don't like it I will return that to Home Depot as well and eat the cost/sell the foot pedal at a loss. I'm done with them as a company.

I certainly won't be buying anything else from them either.


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