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    I've had the standard RS mains soldering iron for XT60s and XT90s and it works for both, also invest in a small metal clamp with corkscrew handle to hold the connector in place while soldering, makes it much easier. For anything smaller most cheap irons should be ok.

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    Got a strong and neatish solder on the EC5 now but managed to get solder down the connector so would not slot into the plastic housing

    So now i have ordered a soldering station and solder sucker from RS, spent a lot of money on all the parts so committed now so might aswell give myself the best chance when soldering.

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    It'll come with practice as to how to solder these things.
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    Yeah, I have plenty EC5's now so going to get practising soldering more, connectors so much trickier than just wires lol

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    Get a block of wood and drill a hole in it same diameter as the connectors (5mm I think). Push the connector down into it until just the last little section that you're soldering the wire onto is sticking out the wood. This way, when the solder runs, it won't run down the connector. Any excess around the soldered end can just be filed down (again easier when it's in the block of wood). Also use a little less solder so less overflows when you put the wire in. So long as the wire and the connector are tinned beforehand, you'll still get a good solid connection.
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    Wheels done and ready to go

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    EDIT: Anyone know why my images are showing so small untill click on them? Using the build in "insert image" button
    Last edited by AdamST180; 15th August 2019 at 12:17.

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