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Old 11-06-2013, 01:53 AM   #16
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Hi, need to understand something about rosin fluxes..
Are they safe? What is the rosin content like 5% or so?
And which is the best brand to get it from, please help
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Old 11-06-2013, 01:54 AM   #17
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Hi, need to understand something about rosin fluxes..
Are they safe? What is the rosin content like 5% or so?
And which is the best brand to get it from, please help
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Old 11-06-2013, 02:47 AM   #18
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'Paint' this on the joint before you start, I also use it when tinning the wire;


You'll get a much cleaner, stronger, joint.
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Old 11-06-2013, 04:45 AM   #19
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'Paint' this on the joint before you start, I also use it when tinning the wire;


You'll get a much cleaner, stronger, joint.
This is the correct information in this thread. Do you NEED to use flux, no. But if you want strong, clean, efficient and professional looking solder joints use it.

When you use flux the joint will take less time and heat up your ESC less. The purpose of flux is to help the solder move in and around the joint. The amount of flux in the radio shack solder is nearly useless because it's in the wrong place.

Use a high quality iron with a broad tip
Coat the wire with flux then tin it
Let the tip reheat to full temp
Coat the solder post with flux then tin it
Add a little more flux to the tinned wire
Let the tip reheat to full temp
Tin the tip of the iron, put the wire to the post and let the iron do the work. You'll see the solder from your tinned tip seep into the joint and this shouldn't take long. If you're applying heat for more than a few seconds something is wrong.

Here's another thread from the electronics section:
http://www.rctech.net/forum/radio-el...ef-lesson.html
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Old 11-06-2013, 07:43 AM   #20
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Default Deans-Racing solder with ProFlux.

Greetings. This does remind me that i'm using my last tube of Deans solder;I've got to go and buy some more. I'd bought three tubes a few years ago when i'd decided to shorten my servo wires [P.N.2020]
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