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Old 03-27-2002, 06:14 PM   #1
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i'm trying to convert my stuff to dean's plugs, but i can't get the solder to stay on them it hardens then slides right off. i'v tried many types of solder and even bought a new solder iron! what is the problem???
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Old 03-27-2002, 06:16 PM   #2
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It sounds like you are not geting the pug hot enough for the solder to flow. You are just melting the solder. You need to heat the tabs up more before you try to get the solder to flow on them.
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sp i should heat up the tabs, then m,elt the solder and put it ont there?
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Correct. The solder will melt before the tabs are actually hot enough for the solder to flow onto them. So just be patient when soldering them.
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Be careful not to let the tabs get too hot or they will melt through the plastic and then the plug will be useless. I lost count of how many I have melted
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hah ya,i've done that i few times when i wasnt paying attention
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Old 03-30-2002, 09:38 PM   #7
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found this in a magazine, i think, rcca, am not sure.... when soldering deans plugs, plug them together so the tabs will not move through the plastic.... hope that's clear.... a picture here would be great....
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Old 03-30-2002, 10:21 PM   #8
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that is a GREAT idea jericsm. You have just solved all my deans connector soldering problems. Thanks alot!
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