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Proper wire to solder switch component (product 805)
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Proper wire to solder switch component (product 805)

by billyjoker on Wed May 20, 2020 12:14 pm

Hui, i'd like to solder this switch component https://www.adafruit.com/product/805 to mount this diagram https://learn.adafruit.com/assets/91243

But i do not know what kind of wire should i use to do a soldering male to male (wire to a pin of the switch).

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Thanks in advance!!
Guillermo.

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Re: Proper wire to solder switch component (product 805)

by adafruit_support_bill on Wed May 20, 2020 12:25 pm

I usually use 22AWG hookup wire and solder the wire directly to the pin:

* Strip the end of the wire about the same length as the pin.
* Cut a piece of shrink-wrap tubing about 3-4 times that length & slip the tubing over the wire.
* Melt a drop of solder onto the bare end of the wire.
* Hold the wire against the pin and heat both until the solder flows
* Slide the heat-shrink up to cover the pin and heat it to shrink over the joint.

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Re: Proper wire to solder switch component (product 805)

by billyjoker on Wed May 27, 2020 5:52 am

Thanks @adafruit_support_bill, i will do it in that way!

In addition, what do you think if I use a shrink tubing with tin at the center?

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Re: Proper wire to solder switch component (product 805)

by adafruit_support_bill on Wed May 27, 2020 5:59 am

Those are designed for splicing two wires together. I don't think they would work for attaching a wire to the pins on your switch.

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Re: Proper wire to solder switch component (product 805)

by billyjoker on Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:20 am

Good point!! I will follow your advices!! Thanks!!

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