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Solder vs. Crimp

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by lsocoee, Jul 16, 2009.

  1. Jul 16, 2009 at 8:58 AM
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    lsocoee

    lsocoee [OP] My hair is all natural Moderator

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    I used to always use crimp connections, but I'm really getting into soldered connections now.

    Which one is better?

    Do you use crimp connections in high humidity locations?
     
  2. Jul 16, 2009 at 9:01 AM
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    chris4x4

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  3. Jul 16, 2009 at 9:02 AM
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  4. Jul 16, 2009 at 9:02 AM
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    I have done both. usually solder for non stereo applications. I crimp (bullet connectors) stereo connections for ease of going back to stock. never had any problems.
     
  5. Jul 16, 2009 at 9:02 AM
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    chris4x4

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    Also use some heat shrink tube to seal the connection.
     
  6. Jul 16, 2009 at 9:03 AM
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    that's what I was thinking. I'm just confused as to why some normally very competent people use crimp connections in non air conditioned spaces.
     
  7. Jul 16, 2009 at 9:04 AM
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    I use crimp connections out here, but we have no salt or humidity....whatever that is.....
     
  8. Jul 16, 2009 at 9:05 AM
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    Of course.

    By the way, anyone looking to buy heat shrink tubing, needs to order it online. I just bought 1 meter of the stuff for $.25. When I was at Lowe's I got stuck paying $5 for 1 ft. :mad:
     
  9. Jul 16, 2009 at 9:07 AM
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    where online can we get it? i'll get some right now
     
  10. Jul 16, 2009 at 9:07 AM
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    oh, and I always use crimp connectors and electrical tape, when I have some extra coin i'll be buying a soldering tool though
     
  11. Jul 16, 2009 at 9:10 AM
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    I need to start soldering my connections. Much better than crimpping them. Crimpping is just so easy and retarded proof (something I must always take into consideration ;)).

    Where did you get that shrink tube from?
     
  13. Jul 16, 2009 at 9:14 AM
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    this might be the cheapest, if you're not order remote control parts

    http://www.dealextreme.com/search.dx/search.heat shrink

    Free shipping from Hong Kong equates to about 3 weeks delivery time. They also have some nice LED flashlights.

    I order all my heat shrink through www.hobbycity.com I order my plane parts there. They charge for shipping based on the weight. To get the most out of my shipping, I top off every order with heatshrink.

    Here's some of the heat shrink, but they have other sizes http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=3831

    I ordered 13 meters for $2.85, but shipping was $6. :rolleyes:
     
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    soldered and crimp extra reassurance
     
  15. Jul 16, 2009 at 9:23 AM
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    If you have a local Harbor Freight store, they sell heat shrink cheap.

    Hootbro
     
  16. Jul 16, 2009 at 9:28 AM
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    true, but not in the quantities I like to buy. :anonymous:
     
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    Depends on the situation. If its just 'wire to wire' - then we solder.

    If its wire to fuse box or similar device....crimps.

    If its wire to ground bolt ....crimps (round ones).

    Every situation is different. Soldering is better, but not always easy to accomplish in other applications.
     
  18. Jul 16, 2009 at 1:22 PM
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