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Old 10-25-2006, 06:38 AM   #1
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Default Soldering New Cells

Simple Question: In the past I have always ruffed the + and - ends to the battery to apply solder and bars.

Is there a better way that does not potentially damager the heat protective wrapping on a new cell?
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Clean the ends of the cells with high concentration (70% or 90%) isopropyl alcohol from any drug store. Scuffing the cells doesn't doesn't necessarily make for a better contact but ensures that you have pretty clean surface. The alcohol should do the same thing and won't hurt the shrink wrap link acetone might.
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You can also scuff the cells using a dremel and sanding drum. Just start in the middle of the cell, and work your way out in a circular motion. If you’re careful, you should not come in contact with the shrink. Once scuffed in, apply motor spray to a rag and wipe off all left over residue on the cells.
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