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Old 10-04-2010, 04:55 PM   #1
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Just got my first brushless setup. Can someone give me some tips for soldering the tabs? I am sure there is a trick too it and I want to get it right. Thanks.
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Plug in soldering iron, allow to heat up, tin the wires and tabs, apply the iron to wire and tab, allow to cool, go to the next one.

What is it that you need to know?
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Plug in soldering iron, allow to heat up, tin the wires and tabs, apply the iron to wire and tab, allow to cool, go to the next one.

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Do I stick the wire through the hole and solder on the all metal side or just solder right to the all metal side like a battery tab?
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Both ways work. Smaller gauge wires fit through the holes easier.
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Yeah, either way works. Just make a good solder connection.
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But don't overheat the tabs
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I but mine through the tabs, and i think you should
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I do mine on top for a cleaner joint, on most motors the holes are large so wire is a bit sloppy in hole so top is best for me.
Another idea is to take a dremel to the tabs and cut across the hole so you left with a half moon makes soldering now very easy. HTH
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As was said before don't leave the iron on the motor solder tabs too long. Those tabs connect to a circuit board in the motor that you can damage with too much heat.

Easiest way to do it for me is to tin the wires. Tin the tabs. Then solder the wires to the tabs. Be careful to avoid drips between the tabs. If there is a connection between the tabs you will have problems running the motor.

If you're using thick wire like 12 gauge you'll need a good hot iron. 80w or more I'd say. I've tried it witha a 40w iron before and while it sorta worked the solder didn't get very good penetration in the wire when tinning it. A more powerful iron makes it easier.
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Can I. See some pix on solderin ontop of the tabs.
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Can I. See some pix on solderin ontop of the tabs.
+1, so far good information, thanks allot. Pictures would seal the deal for me.
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