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Re: Stripping Litz wire - was RE: ISSTC questions
Original poster: Edward Wingate <ewing7-at-rochester.rr-dot-com>
Edward Wingate wrote:
I received your Litz sample in the mail today and easily soldered one
end using the "copper tubing solder pot" and propane torch method that I
believe I've described on the list before. No paint thinner, no aspirin,
no strain, just a bit of rosin core solder. Thanks for sending the
I'll get it back to you in tomorrow's mail for your perusal.
As I suspected, you just weren't getting the solder hot enough to melt
Ed Wingate RATCB
> Tesla list wrote:
> > Original poster: "Lau, Gary" <gary.lau-at-hp-dot-com>
> > For non-solderable enamel coated wire, I did try paint remover. Didn't
> > do a thing. Someone also suggested dipping in molten aspirin, and a
> > solder pot. Nothing.
> > In addition to oxidizing the copper, a torch would melt the covering
> > that keeps the strands together and make a mess several inches down from
> > the termination.
> > Gary Lau
> > MA, USA
> Would you please either bring a sample of your Litz wire to the
> Teslathon or send me a small sample?
> I can not believe that a small container of solder heated sufficiently
> won't melt the enamel and join the strands. It works for me every time!
> Ed Wingate RATCB