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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:

Hi Gary,

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
the enamel.


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
 > Gary,
 > 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