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  1. #1
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    Default CIG Transtig 150

    Hi All,

    I have recently obtained a CIG Transtig 150 welder.

    I would like to add a foot pedal control to aid my aluminium welding.
    Can anyone confirm that this machine will allow the connection of a pedal?

    I could just rewire the existing front panel pot out to a pedal but the remote control socket on the welder has 7 pins and the standard tig torch only uses 2 so there would seem to be some additional controls already wired.

    If anyone has a manual or schematic for this welder I would really like to obtain a copy.

    Thanks

    John

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuzziJohn View Post
    Hi All,

    I have recently obtained a CIG Transtig 150 welder.

    I would like to add a foot pedal control to aid my aluminium welding.
    Can anyone confirm that this machine will allow the connection of a pedal?

    I could just rewire the existing front panel pot out to a pedal but the remote control socket on the welder has 7 pins and the standard tig torch only uses 2 so there would seem to be some additional controls already wired.

    If anyone has a manual or schematic for this welder I would really like to obtain a copy.

    Thanks

    John

    Hey John, Yes this machine can be run via a foot pedal, i only sold my machine the other month, luckly i wrote down the pin outlets on the foot pedal lead for future reference. I will try find those notes and let you know

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    Quote Originally Posted by RVK 355 View Post
    Hey John, Yes this machine can be run via a foot pedal, i only sold my machine the other month, luckly i wrote down the pin outlets on the foot pedal lead for future reference. I will try find those notes and let you know

    Thanks for that.

    John

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    Why do you want a foot pedal?
    By this I mean, what are you hoping to gain by adding a foot pedal? They aren't a magic bullet to solve all problems and in reality are really only useful when performing fixed bench work.
    Just something to consider.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karl Robbers View Post
    Why do you want a foot pedal?
    By this I mean, what are you hoping to gain by adding a foot pedal? They aren't a magic bullet to solve all problems and in reality are really only useful when performing fixed bench work.
    Just something to consider.
    I'm finding that if I have the current high enough to get the weld pool started in a reasonable time, as I weld along I have to travel to fast to prevent excessive melting.
    Seems like a pedal or control on the torch would make life easier.

    As most of my work will be at the workbench the pedal gets my vote for best solution.

    John

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    with out the foot pedal, the machine is a 2T operation, with no up slope or down slop, creater current, pulse or any other settings, just a simple pre flow, post flow and main current selection.


    I also have a scanned copy of the user manual, just trying to work out how to put it up on here

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    Quote Originally Posted by RVK 355 View Post

    I also have a scanned copy of the user manual, just trying to work out how to put it up on here
    Great news that you have a manual.

    Hope to see it soon.

    John

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    Default Help my Transtig 150 is not working

    Hi I am having a horror run with Transtig welders at the moment. I recently purchased a EMF 250 Transtig which is in great condition but its too big for me and won't fit in my workshop. Apparently this works just fine and hasn't seen too much work as it was a Tafe machine. So then I purchased a later model Transtig 150 single phase and the right size for what I am looking for BUT it does not want to work. When it is switched to Arc mode I can't strike an arc to weld MMA. When I switch it to TIG (I have no torch just yet as it came with the wrong one) it will strike an arc using the MMA leads and rod. It will strike an arc without pressing the pedal, when I switch it to Tig mode it makes a funny fluttering noise which I assume is the HF circuit.

    Can anybody point me in the right direction to get this fixed? I have opened it up and inspected the PCB and hardware and nothing seems to be burnt or pitted all connections seem to look good. I think there has been a couple of iterations from Cigweld since my unit was built but it was working OK from what I was told.


    Can anyone help me to get this unit fixed in Melbourne? I don't want to have to scrap it or get rid of it as it is pretty clean and is a good piece of Aussie engineering. One thing I have noticed is that one of the cables used for switching polarity on the front of the unit is scorched at the plug end, I can't imagine that this would be an issued however it is worth noting as it seems to be the only thing that remotely looks burnt.

    any help much appreciated.

    cheers

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    Default foot pedal pin out

    Quote Originally Posted by GuzziJohn View Post
    Hi All,

    I have recently obtained a CIG Transtig 150 welder.

    I would like to add a foot pedal control to aid my aluminium welding.
    Can anyone confirm that this machine will allow the connection of a pedal?

    I could just rewire the existing front panel pot out to a pedal but the remote control socket on the welder has 7 pins and the standard tig torch only uses 2 so there would seem to be some additional controls already wired.

    If anyone has a manual or schematic for this welder I would really like to obtain a copy.

    Thanks

    John
    I have checked the pins on my 150 foot pedal plug and pins A and B are used. That is the slot, pin A and Pin B in a clockwise direction.
    Hope this helps
    Peter

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    Totally forgot about this thread and to post up those pin out numbers. il try find where i wrote it down then post it up

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    Quote Originally Posted by romerod View Post
    When I switch it to TIG (I have no torch just yet as it came with the wrong one) it will strike an arc using the MMA leads and rod. It will strike an arc without pressing the pedal, when I switch it to Tig mode it makes a funny fluttering noise which I assume is the HF circuit.
    start with the basics, fit up a proper tig torch and argon, that fluttering noise you hear is the HF circut working and it should then strike the arc and start to weld, maybe the points gap mite need adjusting, i sent you a PM about the user manual, hopefully that will be of some help to you

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    Default Thanks!

    Thanks!

    PM replied to, will see what the manual says.

    Cheers

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    Default Manual

    Might as well post this up

    Was given freely to me by CIG

    Bruce
    Attached Files Attached Files

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    Thanks!! Need to get a hold of a Tig torch that fits to try it out.

    Will let you know

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    Default Help? The update

    So all, thanks for all the replies and posting of manuals.

    i finally got hold of an air cooled tig torch and hooked up the Transtig 150. What if found was that the per and post flow timers and gas solenoid all work fine. The bad part is that it will strike an arc in tig mode when the torch button is pressed but the arc is so small and week that is doesn't even trip my auto shade helmet, the arc pulsates and looks similar to a spark plug when you are testing it out side of your lawn mower engine. It leaves a small burn mark on the surface of the metal like when you drag your stick welding rod quickly over a surface.
    pcan anybody offer any advice or shed some light onto where there might be an issue? Fans work when it's turned on, it won't strike an arc when stick mode is selected, gas solenoids work, it doesn't trip breakers when I turn it on, it doesn't make much difference to the arc struck in tig mode when I vary the current knob. I have opened it up and looked for any obvious signs of burnt or defective components but she is clean inside. Circuit boards look good as do the transformers. I know this is not definitive however I am a bit lost as to what else to do.

    any help would be much appreciated as this is a great little machine and perfect size being single phase as well.

    thanks!

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