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Old 12-29-2006, 07:02 PM   #1
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I need some flux for soldering. I have some stuff but it says not for electrical use. What are some good companies? I would rather a paste or something that is not liquid.
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Old 12-29-2006, 07:10 PM   #2
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Why do you need flux?

All the soldier I have used uses a flux core within the middle. This has always been sufficient, for me at least, when soldiering R/C stuff.

Maybe you are soldiering something different from R/C?

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No, its r/c but it just seems that when I have used the flux I do have, which is not for electrical it makes tinning a hell lot more easier. That is just me.
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Old 12-29-2006, 07:25 PM   #4
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I understand.

I had that type of issue. I purchased a decent quality soldiering station that has an adjustable temp dial. It solved all my problems. Now I just dial in the temp I want based on what I am soldiering.

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Old 12-29-2006, 07:36 PM   #5
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you can find flux at radio shack. a good electrical solder already has flux in it.
i use Kester "44"
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Clean the surface thoroughly before soldering. Emery cloth, dremel and wire wheel and stainless mini brush are all usefull.
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Ok. I do have a hakko 936 station but I really haven't got around to using it. I guess it is coming out the box and I will see what I can do. Is the deans pro Solder any good or is there better?
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Opinions and techniques both vary; but I prefer soldering with a good flux. You may have to try more than one to find one that suits you, but I prefer more acidic fluxes. And by the way, I was trained and certified to solder on NASA satellites. Thanks; Ernie P.
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* EDIT: I meant to say what flux do you recommend? *

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is this soldering iron efficent enough to be able to solder battery packs and other things
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I use something like this, has a tip a bit like a large felt tip pen which means you can be pretty accurate with it, and combined with my 80W Weller soldering irong I can solder a battery bar to a cell in less than 1 second

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We sell small bottles of liquid flux at www.teambrood.com


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i use lucky bobs acid flux

http://www.gofastest.com/luckybob/Products.htm

i used it to build 1/24 slot car drag cars

best i have ever used

eddieo's flux from my guess is real close to the flux we use
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flux works great for building packs.. it allows less solder to be used, and a more solid connection.. If your having problems re soldering, you can just tin the tip with some fresh solder and it will work fine.. however you will eventually have a glob of solder.. i always yry to use as little as possible, but still have a good connection..

I also dip my solder tip in fulx before i sponge it.. seems to help it stay clean and pre tinned better..
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