I don't claim to be an expert at soldering, this is just my way of teaching my Dad how to solder from the other side of the country!
Love ya work, Dad :-)allandrick
> Soldering 101
Wednesday, 04 April 2007 - A very nice video. Lets give you A few extra tips:
First, you should put the cover on the wire before splitting it. That way you don't mess up the small wires after stripping it.
Second, you don't twist the wire but straighten them into a paint brush like shape.
3rd, you don't really need to tin the wire with today's high tech wires and soldering stuff.
4th, the small joint is done after the big one.
5th, the wires don't go into the holes.
6th, the wires should have a length difference
7th, the wires should be stripped both long and short enough.
You basically make a sandwich of the plug the wire and the tin. Then you put the hot iron on top. The tin melts into the wire down to the plug . The liquid is conducting the heat well - both of them heat up faster as it's a much larger surface. This also prevents the rest of the plug from heating up.
The "old" method in my experience indeed takes 6 hands of which at least 1 should be heat resistant enough to hold the half melted plug.
if you need soldering acid you use some lemon.