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Re: SW cap jumpers
Original poster: "rheidlebaugh by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <rheidlebaugh-at-zialink-dot-com>
Solid solder works for wire, but it also serves as a fuse link and will blow
open if you draw excess current. The current rating depends on the size.
> From: "Tesla list" <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
> Date: Tue, 30 Apr 2002 19:23:50 -0600
> To: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
> Subject: SW cap jumpers
> Resent-From: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
> Resent-Date: Tue, 30 Apr 2002 19:51:54 -0600
> Original poster: "by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>"
> Hi all,
> I most probably will build a Geek Group SW bucket cap for the heck of it
> and to try out.
> My question is this, do any of you see any issues using solid core(non
> flux core) solder
> used as a jumper wire between bottles? I have tons of it, it is easy to
> manipulate, and I would think
> it would be less likely to corrode in a SW environment.
> I did an experiment today using it, some solid copper and some stranded
> copper wire at work.
> I put them all in a SW bath and checked resistance between the solution
> and the leads. In
> other words one probe in the SW and one on the wire outside the
> I found them all pretty equal with the solder actually a bit less than
> the other two.
> SO.. would the solder be ok or no?
> Jim Layton