I'm new to the board and wanted to say HEY and ask a question.
I have owned a Hobart Champion Combo 18 for A LOT of years. The thing still runs and welds like a dream. I have always kept the preventative maintenance up on it and it has never let me down. Through the years I have been using a Hobart Advantage HF box with it and have loved it a lot as well. I have always just used the "scratch start" method with it and this has served me fine but now I would like to hook up a foot pedal. This is where I run into a problem. The box has a "remote" canon plug (5 Pin). I have opened the box up and found that on the back of the canon plug, it only has two of the pins utilized, a black wire and a white wire to be exact. Luckily I have a pretty good grasp of electrical/electronics. I know that when the box is in "remote" mode, jumping the two wires together just make one of the relays (I would guess the start relay) connect. I have a miller foot pedal that I would like to "spilce" into the box to give me total control, i.e., amp and start/stop control. I can and have made the foot pedal control the start/stop function. Now my problem is how and what do I need to do to make it control the amp's. I would love to find a wiring diagram on this unit but it is so old that thats darn near impossible.
The miller foot pedal I have has 5 wires as well. a black and white that controls the start/stop switch in the foot pedal and then there are three other wires coming off of the potientiometer. This of course is what would control the amp's. I just need to know where the remaining three wires on the foot pedal plug wire should connect inside the unit.....I know this can be done, I just don't know enough about the guts on the inside of the unit.
Any help would be great. Thanks in advance.
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