RCA jack for copper clad?

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  1. upand_at_them

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  2. flat5

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    They are made to be soldered.
     
  3. Lestraveled

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    I see nothing wrong with these connectors. No grinding required.
     
  4. upand_at_them

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    My previous experience with things having that kind of plating were nearly impossible to solder. I ordered them, so I'll know in about three weeks. I might have to finally get one of those high wattage pistol grip irons.
     
  5. wayneh

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    That shouldn't be necessary - a "pencil" iron should be fine, although your copper-clad can be a challenge.
     
  6. flat5

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    You should have flux in your soldering kit. Perhaps more than one kind.
    More important in this case than a more powerful iron.
     
  7. takao21203

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    coming here, always enjoying to encounter "another world", where reality is considerably different.

    Grinding off the plating from a RCA connector, for sure.
     
  8. wayneh

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    Why would you waste time grinding anything? Touch the iron to it, done.
     
  9. flat5

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    In a project I wanted to use the case of a pot for a ground meeting place. It was coated and I had to file it.
     
  10. takao21203

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    a 50W soldering station makes these tasks more easy. Soldering to the case is semi professional at best, for sure sometimes its handy + a problem solver.

    Just sizzle the thing for a while, however, the plastic in these RCA connectors melts fast so its not really good soldering to the encasing/the actual connector.
     
  11. upand_at_them

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    The jacks finally arrived. Soldering seems to be fine, with flux and letting the iron heat up the joint for a few seconds.
     
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  12. flat5

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    Another case solvderd.
     
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