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Re: difficulty soldering dodgy wire

Postby wireman » Wed May 20, 2020 8:51 pm

Did a bit of research...

I wonder if this is nickel-plated enamled magent wire as mentioned in this...

https://www.hitachi-metals.co.jp/e/products/auto/el/pdf/MagnetWire_en.pdf

Seems this can be hard to solder but annoyingy the document mentioned here is not immediately downloadble...

https://www.rs-online.com/designspark/alpha-wire-soldering-tips
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Re: difficulty soldering dodgy wire

Postby Sam Spoons » Wed May 20, 2020 11:23 pm

Sounds highly likely :thumbup: The last time I had as much difficulty it was with a pair of Sony ear buds, the conductors were metal and thread and impossible to solder. They ended up in the bin.

In this case a combination of a few strands of copper from a it of discarded mic cable shield, some delicate twisting of the wires together, as much solder as I could sweat into the joint and some superglue to beef the whole thing up seems to have worked. I have no idea how long it will last but I'll accept that it is living on borrowed time as it would have been in recycling or landfill tomorrow if I hadn't managed to fix it.
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