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Old 12-08-2003, 10:38 AM
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I am rebuilding some old battery packs. What is the best way to remove ALL of the solder from the ends of the cells so I can start from scratch. The original builder was pretty sloppy.

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Old 12-08-2003, 10:45 AM
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I am rebuilding some old battery packs. What is the best way to remove ALL of the solder from the ends of the cells so I can start from scratch. The original builder was pretty sloppy.

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get some solder braiding.
it ll pull all the solder off
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Old 12-08-2003, 10:54 AM
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Just be careful not to leave the iron on the cells for too long. Heat = bad.

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You can either heat it up quickly and wipe it off before it cools with a damp cloth or grind it off being careful not to go through the case. I use my dremel so I dont have to heat up the battery if I dont have to.
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you can use that solder wick stuff

its made out of copper i beleive

just stick it ontop of it and melt the solder it sucks it up pretty good

might have a lil bit though
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Old 12-08-2003, 04:51 PM
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what calvin said, its called solder braid
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Old 12-08-2003, 08:22 PM
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Actually it's called solder wick too and sometimes you can get it at Radio Shack. We used to use it for battery bars!
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ha...... ha..........



me right also
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You can go to these sites and get an idea of how to desolder using solder wick.

http://www.aaroncake.net/electronics/desolder.htm
http://www.fixyourowntv.com/howtosolder.html
http://www.mtechnologies.com/building/atoz.htm
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Originally posted by thatdog
You can go to these sites and get an idea of how to desolder using solder wick.

http://www.aaroncake.net/electronics/desolder.htm
http://www.fixyourowntv.com/howtosolder.html
http://www.mtechnologies.com/building/atoz.htm

its actually de soldering braid.
thats the proper name for it.
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thank you... :P
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Originally posted by MrEs
thank you... :P

lol.
its ok.
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Solder braid....too much like hard work. I simply melt the solder with one hand holding the cell and then "flick" the cell towards to the floor....the solder flicks off nicely!
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Guys;

Buy a quality Solder "sucker" from a local Electronics store. Fast, easy, does a decent job of removing excess solder quickly AND you can use it more than once. A quality tool that will last you a lifetime.
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Guys;

Buy a quality Solder "sucker" from a local Electronics store. Fast, easy, does a decent job of removing excess solder quickly AND you can use it more than once. A quality tool that will last you a lifetime.
I gotta agree, these work to get the brunt of the solder off, then you can use the braided copper to get the rest.
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