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Soldering Litz Wire Method


lamontcranston17
 

Just a comment about soldering litz wire after seeing Gary's comment
about a 65 watt iron..

 I have a had success using a stainless steel spoon set on a burner of
the stove.

You will probably need to bend it or rest it on something to get it ti
set level on the burner.

I set the burner on high and melt a  enough solder in the spoon that I
can dip the end of the Litz wire into it at an angle.

That temp setting may me able to be reduced, but it needs to be hot.
Experiment.

I make sure to use rosin flux on the Litz wire. It is basically a small
solder pot that does a good job.

It is a little tricky because your fingers can only stay near the hot
burner so long!

Take the spoon when the wife's not looking and do not return it.

If she finds the spoon with a burned rosin stain, she will question
whether you are shooting drugs.


                         Mikek


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Paul Blundell
 

Great post and interesting comment on the wife finding the spoon, I think some might prefer we were doing drugs and not playing radios.


On Sat, 4 Jul 2020, 2:26 a.m. lamontcranston17, <nojunk@...> wrote:
Just a comment about soldering litz wire after seeing Gary's comment
about a 65 watt iron..

  I have a had success using a stainless steel spoon set on a burner of
the stove.

You will probably need to bend it or rest it on something to get it ti
set level on the burner.

I set the burner on high and melt a  enough solder in the spoon that I
can dip the end of the Litz wire into it at an angle.

That temp setting may me able to be reduced, but it needs to be hot.
Experiment.

I make sure to use rosin flux on the Litz wire. It is basically a small
solder pot that does a good job.

It is a little tricky because your fingers can only stay near the hot
burner so long!

Take the spoon when the wife's not looking and do not return it.

If she finds the spoon with a burned rosin stain, she will question
whether you are shooting drugs.


                          Mikek


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kevin asato
 

Thanks for saying what I was thinking!

Isn't this just a variation to the solder pot?
73,
kevin
kc6pob

On Fri, Jul 3, 2020 at 6:52 PM Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...> wrote:
Great post and interesting comment on the wife finding the spoon, I think some might prefer we were doing drugs and not playing radios.

On Sat, 4 Jul 2020, 2:26 a.m. lamontcranston17, <nojunk@...> wrote:
Just a comment about soldering litz wire after seeing Gary's comment
about a 65 watt iron..

  I have a had success using a stainless steel spoon set on a burner of
the stove.

You will probably need to bend it or rest it on something to get it ti
set level on the burner.

I set the burner on high and melt a  enough solder in the spoon that I
can dip the end of the Litz wire into it at an angle.

That temp setting may me able to be reduced, but it needs to be hot.
Experiment.

I make sure to use rosin flux on the Litz wire. It is basically a small
solder pot that does a good job.

It is a little tricky because your fingers can only stay near the hot
burner so long!

Take the spoon when the wife's not looking and do not return it.

If she finds the spoon with a burned rosin stain, she will question
whether you are shooting drugs.


                          Mikek


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