Thread: Crimping wire
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Old 12-09-2012, 04:41 PM   #25
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Originally Posted by buickid View Post
The trick is to get the wire hot quickly, and apply the solder quickly, so the solder doesn't wick far up the wire. Wire with solder wicked in isn't as flexible as plain wire.
You also want to be able to see the wire strands through the solder, and solder fillets should be no more than 1/2 the wire diameter (1/3 diameter for spacecraft, IMS).
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