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Old 05-11-2003, 08:11 PM   #1
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What is the best solder to use for hard wiring batteries?
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Old 05-11-2003, 09:49 PM   #2
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Radio Shack 60/40 rosin core solder - part # 64-008 (the BIG spool- just buy it....you will use it all...someday).

0.062 diameter

You can buy the smaller diameter, if you run an iron that is not very big, but you NEED an iron that will do the job!!!! #1 problem with not getting a GREAT solder joint.
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Hi Accord,

Remember to use a 60 watt soldering iron..good for the job.


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Old 05-12-2003, 06:57 AM   #4
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A no-clean solder is the best type to use. The residue it leaves behind will not effect the solder joint.

I use Kester no-clean solder.

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ersin or rosin core, well anything with flux in it.

a 30W iron with a decent tip will be sufficient. if your tip looks like a dogs dinner then you'll need 60w,

remember to use some fluxite as well

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What temp is best used for soldering?

I just got a Radio Shack digital iron that adjusts by farinheit degrees.

Thanks in advance for any information you may provide.
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The best solder is Acer Racing SuperSolder 6% Silver/ 94% Tin.
About $4.99 per oz.

RadioShack 60/40 .050 dia. rosin-Core Solder is good choice. The solder is not too thick or too thin.

With 60W flat tip solder iron.
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I'm with CRASH on this one.....Kester no-clean is all I use.
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Where can I buy Kester no clear? I've never heard of it before.
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This is the Kester web site:
http://www.kester.com/index2.html
This some info on the "no clean" solder:
http://www.kester.com/245.html
This is where you can get some:
http://www.summitelectronics.com/ecg-components.html
Read this before using:
http://www.kester.com/PDF%20FILES/PD...0245%20Core%20(02Oct01).pdf
This is the Manufacturer's data sheet:
http://www.kester.com/PDF%20FILES/PD...20Cored/245%20(06Dec99)logo.pdf
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I use the 60/40 from radio shack it works great.

As for the iron a 40watt will do you but not for me, my friends refer to my iron as LAVA because its INSANELY HOT! and the solder joints take a few extra secs to take.
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where I bought mine... http://www.wassco.com/245nocfluxco.html
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Has anyone tried the Acer Racing 6% Silver solder? Are there any improvements against the Deans 2% Silver solder?
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I currently have a Weller soldering station and it came with a 40w soldering iron. Even when I put the heat setting all the way up, sometimes I can't even melt the solder! If I got a 60w soldering iron would this solve my problems?

Also, does anyone know what Weller's website is? I can't find it.

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John, Hakko soldering station is the best I have ever used, ask Steve about one, you can look at mine if you like, they rule. I have been using the kester solder for years, and really only like to use that.
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