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Old 06-19-2005, 09:59 AM   #1
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What is the best temputure to set my soldering station to build batteries ?
I have the gold bars and the Dean's plug pig tails.
Any other tips would be great !!!
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Old 06-19-2005, 02:27 PM   #2
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use the highest heat possible. around 900 degrees is perfect. dont let the iron touch the batts for more than 5 seconds or you'll damage it. use a battery jig. if u dont have adjustable temp soldering iron, use at least 40w iron. and last but not least, use the search button
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Old 06-19-2005, 03:23 PM   #3
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I have a soldering station with adjustable temp and a temp read out. Thanks for the info. I will use 900 degrees.
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Old 06-19-2005, 05:00 PM   #4
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MAKE SURE you go buy the Dean's battery jig.
it's friggin AWESOME.
oh, and have plenny shoe goo
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Hey Losi Jet, what soldering station do you have? I have have the Hakko 936.
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All good tips so far.Definately use the Deans battery jig-3300's are a tight fit in it but that just means they will be right in line-if they are a little off the pack can be hard to fit in some cars.I always put shrink sleeves on them.Two reasons-it's an electrical insulator-the whole outside "can" of the battery is the negative side and shorted packs are a little too exciting for me,and if you ever want to take the pack apart again it makes it much easier and leaves the matcher's labels intact-keeps them looking nice too.I prefer thick CA to shoe goo-less bulky and works better if you have battery straps with the little nubs that go down between the cells.Test fit the pack in your car(or cars)before you put the pigtails on to see if they need to be indexed a certain way to fit.You can use a battery bar bent 90 degrees to move the wire from the side of the pack to the top if needed.Lay it all out before hand and it should be easy.
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RH Custom , I have an old Hakko 926 soldering station. Two problems, it does not get very hot any more and no temp readout. I just bought a new soldering station from Radio Shack it is model #64-2185. It has temp readout and it will get 850 degrees, that should get hot enough.
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RH Custom , I have an old Hakko 926 soldering station. Two problems, it does not get very hot any more and no temp readout. I just bought a new soldering station from Radio Shack it is model #64-2185. It has temp readout and it will get 850 degrees, that should get hot enough.
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you coulda just bought a new heating element for your 926
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The new heating element cost more that an new soldering station. I have a Weller 2001 power supply and the heating element cost $85.00 and I only paid 69.99 for the Radio Shack.
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Well I would reccomend the soldering station that I use the Hakko 936, does not have a digital read our, but works awesome. Also alot of pros use it as well.

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I just used the Radio Shack Soldering Station and built two Batteries. It worked GREAT ! I could only get it up to 850 degrees, but it was enough.
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I use my $7 Hobbico 60w soldering iron to build my batteries and do all my soldering. I need nothing more
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