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Old 01-25-2005, 09:33 PM   #1
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When you are replacing wires on a speedo, such as a GTX from Novak, what settings, wattage, etc, etc... do you use?

Along that same line, and I realize it has been discussed on different threads at different times, but what irons do you guys use for wiring needs? How about battery assembly needs?

Any help/input will be greatly appreciated.

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Joe- you could do a search and find the answers, but I'll give them to ya short and sweet-

Hako 936 with the optional wide chisel tip. Period End of discussion.

Here's where to buy it the cheapest on the net (far as I know)-

www.kiesub.com

For batteries turn it wide ass open.

For regular stuff like batt wires and motor put it on like 5-600 deg F
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Big Dog-

Thanks. I had gone back and found one thread on soldering "guns" but wasn't interested in going back, back, back, back... beyond 6 or 7 pages into RCTech.net.

Thanks. I will be ordering one tomorrow.

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NP bro. I just got a new 936 at work (Batteries Plus) from Kiesub and it's awesome. They don't make the white version any longer...
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The reason you want it HOT, is that batteries and elecctronics don't like heat, so when you turn it up, the solder melts fast and the tip is only on the parts a minimal time. If it doesn't flow right away, and the tip is hot, make sure its clean and the solder is new. Also, you don't want the joint to be a "cold" solder, but rather have the sodler flow and make a strong joint. Hako all the way.
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The reason you want it HOT, is that batteries and elecctronics don't like heat, so when you turn it up, the solder melts fast and the tip is only on the parts a minimal time. If it doesn't flow right away, and the tip is hot, make sure its clean and the solder is new. Also, you don't want the joint to be a "cold" solder, but rather have the sodler flow and make a strong joint. Hako all the way.
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