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Old 07-13-2004, 08:32 PM   #16
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BadBoyRC - What's up with the random attachments? It's just a waist of space, please only add attchments if needed.
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Old 07-13-2004, 08:47 PM   #17
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I thought I was posting to nats thread. excuse me
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Old 07-14-2004, 05:11 PM   #19
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What brands of irons you guys use?
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Old 07-14-2004, 05:18 PM   #20
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Lightly dremel the ends of the cell with a sanding drum or use some fine grit sand paper, then tin it, put the bar on top, heat it up with the soldlering iron and apply some solder.

If it doesn't flow or create a good joint, use flux on the ends of the cell also.
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Old 07-17-2004, 07:27 PM   #21
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Thanks for all you guys inputs. Another problem I found out is because of the offset in the probars, there's a gap between the bar and the cell on one side. What type of bars do you all use for the GP3300s that lies complete flat on the cell?
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don't worry about offset....

i use only trinity bars.....when you have the bar soldered you'll notice a little inclination....

I use to glue the cells together before soldering, if you don't glue the cells the the bars will be soldered straight but the cell will stay out of alignment....
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What brands of irons you guys use?
i use a goot tq95. i went through plenty of other soldering irons and stations and this is the best i've ever used. i don't think i'll use another brand again.
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don't worry about offset....

i use only trinity bars.....when you have the bar soldered you'll notice a little inclination....

I use to glue the cells together before soldering, if you don't glue the cells the the bars will be soldered straight but the cell will stay out of alignment....
Agreed, I also like the Trinity Watt bars for the same reason, they seem well suited for pretty much ANY cell(at least, any sub-C cells), & they sit nice & flat. Also, they seem to be a bit thinner than many of the others, so they can make a pack a bit more narrow, which in turn makes it easier to squeeze into certain battery compartments(I noticed this was a problem with the Deans Pro 3 bars & GP's longer GP3300 cells, made the pack pretty wide by comparison)....
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I suppose what it boiils down to is that if you have your own method of putting packs together that works OK, stick with it!

Personally, I'm a cleaner and tinner rather than a scuffer and I use a 60W TCP Weller iron that will do 460C.

I don't cook cells or have packs that fall apart (now, before TRF racer says something)
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Well to attribute the tinning side of it. I have a 7 cell 1400SCR pack that I have used for 10 years now with no problems. I tinned those cells when I first assembled it, and originally hot glued them together to help keep them in place. Used Trinity bars on it too. I also took the time with heating, making sure that the cells had cool down breaks often. Since the original setup, I have reassembled it in two more ways. Currently flat for my XXX-S G+. But has been a 3-4 saddle for my YZ-10. It was orginally a hump pack. If I had not pre tinned the cells, I wouldn't have been able to reconfigure the pack as well and had the durability. The hot glue is still holding up in the places I didn't have to modify the battery for the reconfiguring.
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I found a place to get nock-off's of Hako irons. It's www.circuitspecialists.com I got one from them for $30 and its an excact copy of the Hako 836. Works great too! I use the Trinity bars, I like the + & - things on them & their small design.
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i use a goot tq95. i went through plenty of other soldering irons and stations and this is the best i've ever used. i don't think i'll use another brand again.
Hello,

In your opinion, how is the hakko 936 compared to the goot soldering stations?

And does anyone know the goot website?
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