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whoaru99 04-15-2019 11:28 AM

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Originally Posted by RastaPasta (Post 3026606)
I did end up tossing the supplied connectors in the trash and soldered/shrikwrapped instead. It was my first solder job, so it's a bit ugly but it's solid (bigger da gob the better da job!).

The key is whether or not the solder wetted and flowed into the joint. Without seeing the joints of topic it's hard to say for sure but I've seen some pretty impressive solder gobs that were not sound electrically-speaking (aka cold joints).

Sabre-t 04-15-2019 12:30 PM

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Originally Posted by whoaru99 (Post 3026618)
The key is whether or not the solder wetted and flowed into the joint. Without seeing the joints of topic it's hard to say for sure but I've seen some pretty impressive solder gobs that were not sound electrically-speaking (aka cold joints).

Yeah, the "if a little is good, a lot must be better" logic can produce some really bad results.

Hathaway 04-16-2019 09:40 AM

You can actually see the permeation of the solder, through the strands of the wire. A fully heated iron(or gun), and you can melt the solder through the splice. If you saw something like this when you were soldering, you're probably okay.
If you are worried about the result, you can always redo it. Resin core electrical solder (small gauge) would work well for this. Nice thing about soldering - "Practice makes Perfect"!


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