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    Neither darque nor pervert DarquePervert's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by WiCKeD 5.9L View Post
    Don't you need a special heat gun for heatshrink?
    No. Any heat gun will work.
    I actually use the heat from the soldering iron tip.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    Quote Originally Posted by lez View Post
    Of course if you did it that way now, you would get hundreds of posts about how you were doing it wrong........
    I do it with the soldering iron. Or I use a match if I am somewhere it is difficult to get power to. I'm going to hell, aren't I?

    Personally I do not tin before crimping either, just solder afterwards. I think everyone has their own techniques.
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    I like the large hammer & concrete floor method myself.

    Who needs a crimper.

    Though you do have to be careful because if you just hit it at the same angle, it will just bow out and be pretty useless. Then glob the thing with solder, and duct tape or heatshrink around it.

    And I actually do have a heatgun used to unwrinkle the skin on my RC plane that gets plenty hot, but I usually use a lighter. I dont smoke at all, but I have accumulated like 50 lighters of various styles from el cheapo gas station lighters to this stainless stell looking lighter. I dont really know how I got them all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lez View Post
    Nice to see for only your third post on here you having a knock noob.....


    1) I crimped it with the side cutters I admit, reason, they were to hand, it applies pressure in a thin solid line, just what you want with a crimp, not a broad area that reduces the amount of pressure, like you get with most $5 crimp tools, dont go even thinking of telling people to but $70 tools, its never going to happen among a group of people that are into self build.

    I had a guy the other day telling me how good a mechanic he was as all his tools were snapon, makes no difference where the tools come form, its whose hands they are in that makes the difference.


    2) its a 5c connector, If you dont move the sleeve up the wire, it melts. Doh!
    using the right tool always does the job right in the right hands
    if you are melting the sleeve then the person is using a soldering iron to hot or not soldering correctly
    Alot of people solder by putting the solder onto tip and think it shold flow incorrect, tin tip of gun, the put tip onto the area to be soldered and put solder directly onto work
    http://www.ee.ryerson.ca:8080/~jkoch/soldering.html
    also you sholdnt twist wiring with your hands if going to solder as oil and fat from your fingers can prevent solder from flowing
    the $70 tool here in nz so other places shold be hell of alot cheaper, very handy as they crimp 3 diff sizes, if you dont lose it you will keep it for years

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    Yes but you also have to do a cost analysis. Same reason why most of us buy our own parts and assemble the PC that way.

    If you do like 2-3 connections, that is $70/3 so $23 per connection. Now if you do this alot, then $70/n, gets smaller and smaller as n increases. So if you can use a hammer and a soldering iron to get the same results although it may take more work, or not look as pretty , then why not. If you already have the tools, then use them. Be creative. Tool A can work with Part A, and Tool B can work with Part B, but if you try hard enough you can get a flat head to work in a phillips or square head screw.
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    For what it's worth, AutoZone has ring terminals and butt connectors ::snicker:: that have heat shrink "built-in". They worked great for my battery connections.
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