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    When building batt. cabels,what solder do you use for the ends?

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    I use rosin core

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    Cool

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    Quote Originally Posted by IMPATIENT 1 View Post
    I use rosin core
    Right,, never use acid core or soldering acid for electrical connections, it will corrode the wire.

    For battery cables, you may have better results if you buy a tin of solder paste that you can dip the copper into prior to applying heat. You will find the solder flows quite a bit better than just trying to heat and apply the solder to the bare copper.

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    Why don't you crimp?

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    At work we have cool battery terminals with solder already in them.put them in a vice with small torch shootn at it and jus push the cable into it slowly.theyre awesome.lil heat shrink over that and its connected

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    Quote Originally Posted by obnoxious001 View Post
    Right,, never use acid core or soldering acid for electrical connections, it will corrode the wire.

    For battery cables, you may have better results if you buy a tin of solder paste that you can dip the copper into prior to applying heat. You will find the solder flows quite a bit better than just trying to heat and apply the solder to the bare copper.
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    Ya forgot to cross drill and bolt... The terminals with the solder in them are the cats ass for sure...

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    Yep, stick the terminal in a vice, get a roll of thick rosin core, heat the terminal just enough to melt the solder, if the cable fits the terminal properly fill it about half way, stick the cable in ad add heat until the solder wicks up the cable..add heat shrink if you feel the need...it will probably last a lifetime...and no more wing nuts on batteries, replaced a 6a a while back on a buddies boat over a loose wing nut.

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