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Old 12-17-2007, 06:32 PM   #1
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Default how can i get all the solder off my esc?

changing some wires that are coming off my esc, how can i get rid of all the old solder off the esc?
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You can either heat up the solder on the posts and flick your wrist with the esc in your hand or heat up the solder posts and quickly wipe the posts on a pit towel while its still liquified

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go to your local electronics store and ask for some desoldering braid.
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Old 12-17-2007, 06:44 PM   #4
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Heat up the solder and click a button and it will suck the solder off the speedo.

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They also make solder removal tools. There is a suction type tube that you can use, also there is a sort of braided wire that works really well.

EDIT: Apex beat me to the tube.
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Originally Posted by losithrasher View Post
changing some wires that are coming off my esc, how can i get rid of all the old solder off the esc?
...first lay flat on your workbench,then hold your esc straight up in your left arm, then hold your iron up with your right hand to the posts and all the solder will heat up and gravity will work it's magic................
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heat it up and tap it on the desk solder get shaken off be warned molten solder can go any were so wear glasses as a min do away from face to. xrc mentioned this in there magazine when they did soldering (charlie novak if i remember right)
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solder wick (desoldering braid) would prob be the best way to go, if you have some through hole stuff, a solder sucker (pictured above) works well

Or if you have the resources, I have a Metcal solder station with a solder vacuum attatchment that works great too.

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Default getting rid of solder

Before you get molten solder on your skin or clothes, get some desoldering braid. Works great and it's cheap.
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tissues work great!!!

liquify the solder and stick a tissue there......the tissue absorbs the solder....or u can use a solder sucker.....or the soldering braid!

or get a piece of wire....and stik it in there....so the wire becomes 'pre-tinned' then remove the wire....and most of the solder should leave with the wire!
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Hold the ESC upside down and apply the iron to the post that you want the solder to come off from. The solder will melt onto the iron's tip, wipe the tip clean and move onto the next one. Job done, easy!
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Solder Sucker are your best bet.
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