oakleylist at btinternet.com
Tue Dec 9 10:03:57 CET 2014
I always tin the wire and I always twist the strands together before
tinning. The tinning keeps the strands together, makes it faster to make
the final joint and if the insulation is going melt back a bit, it does
I typically make around 5mm of tinned wire which I then preform into a U
shape with a pair of pointy tweezers. I then loop the wire through the
eyelet and then squash it into place with a pair of fine nosed pliers.
Then I solder.
However, if I'm prototyping an idea and may need to remove the wire, I
don't bother with the U shape and squashing. I just poke the tinned end
though the hole and put enough solder on it to fill the hole and hold
the wire. Snip off the excess wire.
I use standard rosin core 60/40 solder. RoHS doesn't apply to my homebuilds.
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