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Old 20th June 2003, 06:04 AM   #11
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how much wire do you overlap when you are soldering two wires together? do you twist them together real good like?
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Old 20th June 2003, 06:12 AM   #12
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sure if you wana rap it sounds good. im lazzy i overlap and solder
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Old 20th June 2003, 09:54 AM   #13
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Default Re: help me stay alive (mains)

Originally posted by travis
i got this neat toroid and i need some suggestions on connecting it to this power cord i have. just solder and heatshrink? seems kind of weak.

Soldering mains-voltage connections is a bad idea. Here in
Sweden it is illegal to do so. A solder joint may melt from
overheating in overcurrent situations, the joint will start
to turn into a non-connection and you may get mains-voltage
sparks that can cause fire.

Usually some form of screw-terminal connections approved for
mains-voltage use is the solution.
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