How to connect wire to pot?

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Mossen, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. Mossen

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  2. mbxs3

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    You need to solder those connections. I also recommend using some heat shrink to cover the terminals after they are soldered.
     
  3. debjit625

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    Normally we solder wires directly to those lead.
     
  4. KJ6EAD

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    1. Select shrink tube large enough to easily fit over the completed connection.
    2. Strip and tin the wires and trim to length.
    3. Place pre-cut shrink tube pieces on wires taped in place at least 2" from wire tips.
    4. To prevent excess solder wicking into wire and melting insulation, clip a small heat sink on the tinned wire next to the insulation.
    5. Prepare terminal and solder wire into terminal as shown in the below video from 2:54-3:12. Looping (hooking) the wire ends is not necessary for most applications.
    6. Clean flux from joints with alcohol.
    7. Shrink tubing in place.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ql6Vkw5wswU

    Stripping: http://www.youtube.com/user/SolderingGeek#p/u/23/MTiXlNlR8S0
    Tinning: http://www.youtube.com/user/SolderingGeek#p/u/22/xpiyB7ZM3vg
     
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2011
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