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Old 08-10-2004, 05:09 PM   #31
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I sometimes have that happen also the "sausage" thingy... its not as bad as adrianM described it... but the ends of my packs always end up... look like a fan....
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\_| |_| |_/

that's like the shape of my battery
the "___" are my bars and "|" "/" "\"are the way my batteries are oriented.

If I don't use shoe goe, that's what happens to them.... and they are near impossible to fix
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ok.. my picture doesn't look right...
neways, the very left and very right cells of my pack always end up "fanned out" without shoegoe
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Old 08-10-2004, 07:44 PM   #33
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I guess my soldering must really suck then LOL
I am using a weller 60w iron with a cone shaped tip, it belongs to my work as I only have a butane one and it doesnt work any more anyhow.
The iron doesnt have any temp adjustment.

I guess i will have to pull the bars off and redo it.
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Is there anything else you can stick the cells in a side-by-side pack together with aside from shoe goo? I just priced some and it is AU$24 a tube, thought there may be a cheaper alternative somewhere...
Must be a Tassie thing coz Shoo Goo is like $10AU in Sydney
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Maybe this was a larger tube than what you get for $10?? Though he did say it was the only size it came in... will try some more shops
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I just tin my cells, lay the bars on with a Dean's jig and flow a bit of solder over the top of the bar. I use very little solder and always try of a nice fillet around the bar.
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I guess my soldering must really suck then LOL
I am using a weller 60w iron with a cone shaped tip, it belongs to my work as I only have a butane one and it doesnt work any more anyhow.
The iron doesnt have any temp adjustment.
I use a basic 80W Weller for the batteries and that works fine.
Got a Portasol Pro for everything else that's smaller.

Occasionally 80W gets TOO HOT and the solder turns crystalline
(matte finish, not shiny). If that happens I switch it off and let it
cool a little... then use it. Got enough thermal mass in that
huge element to quickly do 6 spots.

Heck, needed ALL that thermal mass to get a good join on
the V2 endbell, damned thing sucks heat like no tomorrow.
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Maybe this was a larger tube than what you get for $10?? Though he did say it was the only size it came in... will try some more shops
ShoeGoo only comes in 1 red-n-white tube size, about 6" long.

Have been using it last 20+ yrs and its always been $10-15.
Useful for repairing lexan bodies, gluing badges on your 1:1 etc.
Yeah, rebuilding sport shoe soles too.


Comes in 2 colours too - clear & black.
Black looks ickky for 'our' purposes.
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ShoeGoo only comes in 1 red-n-white tube size, about 6" long.

I get it from Tennis shops in a "Blue and White" tube about 6" ong. Same stuff, different tubes. (also available in black adn white aswell)
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I get it from Tennis shops in a "Blue and White" tube about 6" ong. Same stuff, different tubes. (also available in black adn white aswell)
Same Here.
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another option for glueing cells together is selley's liquid nails or kwick grip. i use liquid nails. the hot glue gun option doesn't really work
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Can we easily take apart liquid nails?
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I seem to have it right now, resoldered the last of my poor joints and it is reasonably solid now
May run some electrical tape over it just to be sure, but its all good

just hope I havent toasted the cells its a darn expensive lathe pack if i have....
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Not sure why noone has not posted this but Silicone is just as good as shoo goo. And local harware store, or convience store has this. If you can find out door window or metal gutter 100% silicon that works and performs just like shoo goo. Unlike a hot glue gun (tried that) it wont melt when the packs get hot, yet keeps ther cells together especially when removing them from the car.
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