Arc-Zone carries a wide variety of remote amperage controls for TIG Welding, and we’ve found there’s a lot of confusion regarding which remote amperage control you need for your Miller welding machine. We have customers ordering the wrong part all the time.
Older Miller machines have what is called a 5-pin plug. This plug is smaller in diameter, and has only 5 pins, all loaded and active. The picture on the left shows that this plug is smaller in diameter than the 14 pin shown below. You’ll find these plugs on our:
popular Hot Foot(TM) Foot pedal for Miller,
the “East/West” or Side-to-Side Rotary motion amp controls for Miller welding machines,
and the “North/South” or In-line Fingertip Amp controls for Miller.
The newer Miller machines utilize a 14-pin plug. You’d think it would be easy to count the pins. If you’re lucky you may have a connector with 14 pins installed– but you’d never know that only 5 of those are “live.”
Or, you may have a 14 pin plug connector with only 5 pins installed, though if you look you’ll see that there is room for 14. It may be helpful to note that the there is a size difference with the “5 pin” being significantly smaller (see photos).
Arc-Zone also carries a adapters, extension cords and machine plugs for Hobart, Lincoln, as well as Miller. And if you’re still confused, give us a call.