[sdiy] Wiring

Rob Spencer Rob at gmsn.co.uk
Tue Dec 9 11:36:48 CET 2014

When I did my electronics training years ago we had to make grids of wire using this technique.

Needle nosed pliers were a great help as you can shape the wrote easier.



> On 9 Dec 2014, at 09:03, Oakley Sound <oakleylist at btinternet.com> wrote:
> 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 it then.
> 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.
> Tony
> www.oakleysound.com
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