Wiring a foot pedal

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Joined: May 17, 2019

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Wiring a foot pedal
May 17, 2019 - 12:13pm

Hi I'm trying to connect a old sewing machine foot pedal/speed control to a little converted air compressor for my engraver,, but not sure how the wiring goes? Got 2 sets of wires coming out of foot pedal one set has 3 wires and the other has 2?

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Joined: Aug 16, 2016

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Foot pedal is a simple switch
May 21, 2019 - 7:25am

If it has two wires only then it is mostly like a simply switch. Use your multimeter to check for continuity.

Similarly for three wires it should be something like a SPDT switch. Again the best way to confrim is to use your multimeter.