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Old 05-16-2011, 05:59 AM   #1
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Default Tekin Redline solderering posts & warranty?

I'm having some trouble soldering the wires to the posts on this motor, it's already broken off once and I haven't driven it yet. What happens if it fries because of this? Will the warranty replace the destroyed items?

There should be a loop or some connectors to really get a good hold imo.
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I have had several tekin motors and never had one break or even look stressed. Tekins warranty is great from my experience but dont know if they will warranty neglect. It sounds like you need to take better care of you stuff..
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how do you break one without driving it?
Maybe rethink you're handling and/or soldering techniques.
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I have a similar question to above. I have had 5 Tekin systems and never broken a solder tab; let alone without driving the vehicle. My only gripe is I wish they were a little farther apart. Sounds like you may be doing something wrong that's causing the tabs to be damaged.
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Yeah, solder tabs don't usually break, ever. What motor is it?
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I've noticed that the soldering posts on these motors are really weak, it's already broken off once and I haven't driven it yet. What happens if it fries because of this? Will the warranty replace the destroyed items?
Do you use a crappy soldering iron?
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Sorry, I meant that the solder point broke off, not the post. The only thing that's holding it together is a piece of solder, and it doesn't look like it could handle 1 tug.

Could it be that I need to use a different kind of solder?
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Depends, what you use now?
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Sorry, I meant that the solder point broke off, not the post. The only thing that's holding it together is a piece of solder, and it doesn't look like it could handle 1 tug.

Could it be that I need to use a different kind of solder?
How bout a picture. I'm sure there's a solution to your problem.
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Sounds like a cold joint. Start here:

http://www.teamnovak.com/tech_info/h...der/index.html

I always thought I could solder until I started researching. I was way off and basically getting lucky. Also check YouTube, tekin has some videos swell as some experts. Worth a million bucks.
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sorry for my first post... sounds like all you need is some soldiering advice, If I were you I would do a youtube search. The best way to learn is to watch IMO.
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