What is the TigButton™ Brand TIG amperage control?
The TigButton amperage control is a pressure sensitive, finger operated current control for use with TIG welding machines. Designed to be located on the handle portion of a TIG welding torch, this small pressure sensitive button replaces the traditional foot pedal.
Will the TigButton work with all TIG welders?
Due to the nature of the control and the widely varying nature of TIG welders old and new, the TigButton is available for only selected makes and models of TIG welding machine.
It is our goal to provide TigButton support for most of the popular inverter type welding machines. Most of the newer machines by Miller Electric, Lincoln Electric, and Thermal Arc are supported at this time. Our TIG welder list, provides specific model numbers of the machines that we are fully compatible with.
I don’t see my welder model on the list, Can I get a TigButton to fit it?
Possibly. We are working to add more models of machines to the “supported machines” list. Additionally, you might have a machine that we are not aware of. Please feel free to contact us with the specifics of your machine. We might be able to add your machine to our “supported” list.
How does the TigButton amperage control work? See the “how it works” section for a detailed explanation.
Fitted to the handle of a TIG torch, the TigButton senses finger pressure applied to it by the welder’s finger or thumb. This pressure creates a signal which is sent along a thin cable to a small control box located near the front of the welding machine. The control box accepts this input signal from the TigButton and converts it into an electrical signal which is sent to the welding machine along a cable which connects to the welding machine connector jack where the foot pedal would attach.
Is the TigButton amperage control just on and off or variable?
The TigButton amperage control is fully variable! A light pressure on the button turns the welder output on at the lowest current setting. Increasing pressure on the button causes the current to ramp up smoothly. The pressure range of the TigButton is light enough that extended operation is possible with no fatigue on the fingers, but there is enough difference from light to full pressure, that it is easy to control the output welding current fully within the range of the welding machine.
How can I order a TigButton™ brand amperage control?
You can certainly order a TigButton for directly from us on this site. If you contact your local welding supplies dealer, they may be able to provide you with assistance in ordering your TigButton and also provide a dealer discount savings code to save you a bit of money on your order.
Do I need to order my TigButton from a dealer?
Not at all! If it is more convenient for you, you can order directly off of our website. You will find all the information you need, here.
Can I keep my pedal and use the TigButton?
Just one control can be connected to the welder at a time. The TigButton can be left connected to the torch and all cables in place, even when not in use. To change back to the foot pedal, just disconnect the screw on remote connector for one control and replace with the connector for the other desired amperage control.
Is installation of the TigButton amperage control system difficult?
Not at all! Our installation section has all the details and information needed to set your machine up with a TigButton in just a few minutes.
If I damage a cable or the button itself, are replacement parts available from you?
Absolutely! All of the various components are available for replacement. Contact your local dealer or order direct from our website. By ordering with your local dealer, you may realize a discount.
Are different cable lengths available for long torch sets?
Normally, the cable included with the TigButton amperage control unit will be of a sufficient length for most applications, however if an extra long cable is needed, the cables can be coupled together to meet any needs. Also for certain applications, a short cable might be desired. Contact us and we can supply custom short cables as needed.
I would like to mount the TigButton to a special torch handle, Can I do that?
Certainly! We understand that there are many types of TIG torches available and the clip that we provide may not be quite suitable for your application. For special purposes, the button and circuit board can be separated from the clip and mounted as desired. A custom clip might be fabricated or another mounting devised.
Can I order a separate connector cable to use my TigButton torch control with another brand or model of welder?
Very possibly. Right now, the Miller Brand welders are supported by one version of the control box and other brands use another. It may well be possible to use the “Miller control box” with various other Miller welders, even if they take a different connector cable. Also the “other” control box will work with several makes and models of TIG welding machine. Contact us with your desired usage information and we can provide details on what should work for you.
Is the TigButton water resistant?
The TigButton sensor button is NOT rated for immersion in water or assorted liquids. It is however, resistant to casual splashing or incidental contact. The control box should be kept dry. Of course, it is normally mounted on the welder, and one would keep the welder dry as well.
I don’t have a 110 volt outlet easily available to plug in accessories. Is there some alternative to power the control box?
Currently, the 110 volt wall power adapter is the only supply we use with the TigButton Control box. We are working on a battery power supply, useful for times when that would be particularly convenient.
Is double sided tape or something included to mount the control box?
It is. We include a double sided hook and loop “Velcro” fastener with the unit. Apply one half to a suitable location on the welder, with its self adhesive backing, and apply the mating half to the control box. Then just stick the control box into place.
Is the TigButton amperage control U.L. listed?
Your TigButton amperage control is a low voltage – low power device. The 110 volt wall power adapter which is shipped with the TigButton control is U.L. listed. (full details are provided here.)
If I have a problem with my TigButton, how long does it take to get service?
In the event that a person has trouble with the TigButton, we will make every attempt to deal with that ASAP. Contact us via email, if we cannot work out a solution via email or phone, we will arrange to ship a replacement unit quickly.
What if I buy a TigButton Control and its not right for my application?
We believe that most people that get a TigButton brand control will be quite satisfied with the unit. We do understand however, that some customers may not find it suitable for some reason or another. Within a period of 60 days of purchase, just return all components to us in good condition, and we will refund purchase price. (If purchased on Ebay, the return policy is 30 days. This is due to Ebay/PayPal policies)
If you don’t see the answer to your question here, please let us know and we will get you that answer.