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  • Need an opinion on a remote contactor/current control

    Hey guys,
    I was just looking for opinions on remote contactor\current control. 1.Which one is the easiest to use; the north/south switch or the east/west switch?

    2. Which one offers greater amperage control?

    Thanks for looking, i'm in the market for one i just don't know which one.
    Mike. R


    Dynasty 300dx tig runner w/ 3 torch Versa-Tig torch changer {wt-20f, wt-24f, mt-125**
    MM 251/30a/4015 roughneck
    Miller portable spot welder
    Inferno >>> Big Window Elite

  • #2
    Boy, another personal preference question.

    Well, I like the N-S switch as I find it disturbs the torch less with the motion than trying to roll side to side. But that's just me. As far as current control, they are the same. The max current will be the value set on your unit with the remote going from min to the preset max on your front panel. Both are fine controls.

    Andy

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    • #3
      Blackplague,

      The RCC-14 part number 151 086 is a side to side control, but offers a quick ramp up according to the 2004 catalog. Mine is an older version with a flat dial located inside the housing sticking out on each side enough to get your thumb and finger on it (like a quarter sandwiched between 2 popsicle sticks), but the ramp up is very slow. I can't really complain for $25.00 and genuine Miller. It is highly adjustable once you get where you are going. That may be something to consider when buying. Do you need quick ramp up or finer control? The RCCS-14 is a north / south control offering fine amperage control, but the ramp up is slower. That part number is 043 688.

      Decisions, Decisions.

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      • #4
        Thanks hawk and andy

        I wasn't real sure which one would be better for fine amperage control. I really appreciate your opinions. I was looking to do work in tight areas that a foot control cannot go.
        Mike. R


        Dynasty 300dx tig runner w/ 3 torch Versa-Tig torch changer {wt-20f, wt-24f, mt-125**
        MM 251/30a/4015 roughneck
        Miller portable spot welder
        Inferno >>> Big Window Elite

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        • #5
          Blackplague,

          Off this subject but I think I recall you saying I would not care for zirconiated tungsten with the Dynasty and may want to try lanthanated. Well I like the ceriated and the lanthanated. The lanthanated seems to take the heat a bit better when I turn up the arc frequency. I think the ceriated seems to produce a smoother arc. I never have sat down with the zirconiated tungsten. I have it and may as well try it sometime. All my tests were on Al with AC running 75% EN and 100% argon with arc freq varying between 100HZ and 250HZ.

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          • #6
            Hawk

            As i recall on the zirconiated, Above 100 hertz on the frequency caused the sharpened point to just blunt and distort. Typically zirconiated on transformer based machines ball up real nice at the end. With our inverters, the point just goes away. Thanks for the heads up on the lanthanted. Mike.
            Mike. R


            Dynasty 300dx tig runner w/ 3 torch Versa-Tig torch changer {wt-20f, wt-24f, mt-125**
            MM 251/30a/4015 roughneck
            Miller portable spot welder
            Inferno >>> Big Window Elite

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