Soldering

Discussion in 'Batteries & Power' started by Darren Brower, Sep 3, 2014.

  1. Darren Brower

    Darren Brower Member

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    I am new to the soldering world. I would like some tips on best solder to use for battery leads. Ive done allot of research about how to solder the leads, but haven't found the best solder to use for the job.
    Any advise is always appreciated.

    Thank you
     
  2. Adam Paugh

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    Hello Darren,

    We've been using Kester for years. Type: SN63PB37 #66/44, .80MM gauge

    Greetings,
    Adam
     
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  3. Gary Haynes

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    Kester all the way. Easy order on Amazon. Don't shop at RadioShack, get quality Kester. And buy the big roll, not one of the small pen sized coils. Much cheaper on the large roll.
     
  4. Ozkan Erden

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    This video is great for beginners:

     
  5. Andy Johnson-Laird

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  6. Darren Brower

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    Great Guy's,
    Thank you for the tips. They came in very handy, and and my first solo soldering session was a success.
     
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    Darren, if you use proper flux and the correct gauge of wire, you can take on the task of soldering battery leads without any big issues. However, soldering is not as simple as it sounds to most people starting with soldering. Always be sure to use a different de-soldering material for de-soldering since using the same soldering material won’t always spread as you’d want it to for SMD ICs.

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