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Controlling RPMs with external remote?

I'm looking to install a Zena alternator welder on my 2001 powerstroke in the dual alternator location. If you are unfamiliar with the Zena welder, they have a button on the stinger that activates the welder and causes the truck engine to idle up to welding speed. A vacuum operated actuator is usually used to control the throttle, or to push directly on the accelerator pedal in the case of electronic pedal vehicles. I'm not a big fan of linking stuff into the accelerator pedal, and it seems like on a computer operated vehicle, there should be a way to control the engine RPM digitally. If my math is correct, in order to weld, I need to be able to hold the RPM's at 2000 plus RPM. I know that you can get tuners with high idle tunes, or the PTO/ RPM controls, but is it possible to be able to control either of those via a remote switch?
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Does anyone have any experience with the ford auxiliary idle control? Could that be used to do what I'm looking for?
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It turns out that the Ford AIC has extensive remote options designed to do just what I need.
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It turns out that the Ford AIC has extensive remote options designed to do just what I need.
Glad you got it figured out i was going to suggest the AIC. But I'd like to see more of this welder sometime

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I purchased an AIC unit that has the PTO control button, but It didn't come with the wiring harness to plug it into the plug under the dash. Does anyone know where to find one, or at least the plug ends so I can make my own?
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