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Old 01-07-2010, 06:54 AM   #1
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Exclamation Soldering Iron for nimh cells Please help!!

Hi Can anyone tell me where I can purchase a soldering iron (ones with the fat tips) for soldering packs of nimh cells in the UK, been searching everywhere and cannot find any suitable for cells. Any help is very much appreciated.
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Hi Can anyone tell me where I can purchase a soldering iron (ones with the fat tips) for soldering packs of nimh cells in the UK, been searching everywhere and cannot find any suitable for cells. Any help is very much appreciated.
try to find one of these: 80 watt weller pencil. They are relatively inexpensive, and very effective.
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My fave for the last few years is the 60 watt Hobbico iron. You can find these at almost any hobby shop because they are from Horizon, a major distributor. My next step was to go to radio shack and get a stand for it, the little stand that comes with the Hobbico is almost worthless.

Oh yeah it's $7.

I didn't read, do you you even have Hobbico in the UK?
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Thanks guys, but I was under the impression there were soldering irons specifically aimed at soldering cells maybe thats why I cant find them. Also another quick question can anyone tell me the best place to buy matched nimh cells from.
many thanks
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try to find one of these: 80 watt weller pencil. They are relatively inexpensive, and very effective.
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This iron is perfect for soldering batteries.
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Are you trying to solder side by side, or stick? There are some vendors that have a special tip for soldering sticks. Only use for those would be the M03 cars that won't accept side by side...
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trying to solder side by side mate. and having trouble finding a good place to buy matched sells from.
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having trouble finding a good place to buy matched sells from.
I've been getting my cells from http://cs-shop.de/ . Good price and they are EFRA legal.
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trying to solder side by side mate. and having trouble finding a good place to buy matched sells from.
Nick Adams @ Demon is always good to deal with. he'll also solder them up for you, and fit connectors for a couple of pount.
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I buy cheap-ass 60W ones for about $15US then throw them away at the end of the year and get another one
I've done at least 20 packs (that is quite a lot of battery building when you think about it) on a single iron no problem.
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try to find one of these: 80 watt weller pencil. They are relatively inexpensive, and very effective.
+1 awesome iron i swear by this one and i have tried and fired allot fo them lol
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I prefer the Hakko ceramic soldering iron. It heats up fast as well consistant.
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is 99.3 tin/.7copper solder ok for rc batteries an ESC?
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