Electrical glue uses

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Gdrumm, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. Gdrumm

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    What applications might be suitable for using electrical glue, instead of solder?

    Thanks,
    Gary
     
  2. Audioguru

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    What is "electrical glue"?
     
  3. Gdrumm

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    It is advertised as a no solder glue that conducts electricity.

    I found it on ebay.

    I was thinking of using it to solder (glue) batteries together for cordless drill pack repair.
     
  4. Audioguru

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    Ebay sells garbage.
    I betcha the no solder glue does not stick things together well and does not conduct the many AMPs used by a cordless drill.

    Why do you think the drill manufacturer WELDs the battery cells together instead of using the gloooo?
     
  5. bertus

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    Hello,

    Bison also makes conductive glue.
    There is stated that it can not be used on power connections:
    To produce or fix electric conductive connections. Suitable to use on glass, metal, rubber and bakelite. Not suitable in case power will be used on the conductive connections.


    This comes from this page:
    http://www.nedis.com/Articles/Bison/SILVERGLUE.php

    Bertus
     
  6. takao21203

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    Yes this conductive silver paint has been along for quite a long while.

    There is also conductive epoxy. It is mainly used for PCB mount, film PCBs, SMD, etc.
    Not power electronics. You can try using a thin film! But don't expect much from it.
     
  7. chrissyp

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    conductive adhesives are good for repairing damaged pcb tracks or making delicate electrical connections where soldering would cause too much heat .It does stick things very well ( I am not guessing ,i've used it ), but i do not think it will be suitable for high current aplications.
     
  8. Bob T.

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    this is good for fixing only.
     
  9. Wendy

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    Conductive epoxy is also used in microelectronics, where it can be a power conductor. If the amps get high enough though, it is soldered.
     
  10. Gdrumm

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    Thanks for the feedback everyone.
    Gary
     
  11. electronewb

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    I bought some of that conductive glue on ebay. It came in small containers of a few ounces each I used it to glue wires to batteries. Works OK but the glue dried after 2 months in the containers it was hard as a rock if you buy conductive glue buy the good stuff.
     
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