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Old 12-09-2012, 01:12 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by troidus View Post
Boeing taught me how to solder aircraft wire bundle connectors, so I'm going to say "it depends."
Yup.

From a production standpoint, crimped connections are superior - they're quicker to make, easier to inspect, and just as strong. A proper soldered connection is much more labor intensive, for not a lot of benefit.

One place where soldering *is* better is where the crimping operation breaks the tin or silver plate of the joint, exposing copper to the atmosphere. A soldered joint leaves that protective surface intact.
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