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Old 6th January 2005, 11:18 PM   #1
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Question Soldering silver plated wire?

Hello, I'm buiding some simple interconnects but I curently have a problem. I'm using a RG-6 cable that is a king of silver plated, when im soldering it, the lead won't solder on wire at all. The solder im using is a 60/40 w/flux in it...
I'm mostly begineer at soldering but with gold plated interconect and copper wire I don't have any problem.
What should I do?

The solder is simply "floating over the wire"!
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Old 6th January 2005, 11:46 PM   #2
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The solder was resin core... and teh "silver" plated wire was really heated a lot! It change noting, the solder don't stick on...

Any trick or solder to suggest?
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Old 6th January 2005, 11:59 PM   #3
moamps is offline moamps  Croatia
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" RG6/U dual-shield 75 ohm coaxial cable for TV and security camera applications. Low-loss for use on long runs. Aluminium braid and foil shield. Gas-injected (foamed) PE dielectric. Copper clad steel conductor for tensile strength and reliable connection to F-connectors."

RG6 hasn't silver plated wires, IMHO.
(AL braid, Cu plated FE)
You waste your time, IMO.

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Milan
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Old 7th January 2005, 12:06 AM   #4
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Soldering to steel or aluminum, forget about it.

Just buy copper core and braid if you need to solder. Usually these cables are used with crimp connectors.
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Old 7th January 2005, 12:52 AM   #5
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dang i'm fool!
tanks, I know that i have the choise between 95% shielded rg59 or 70% RG-6.
Theyr are both copper braid...
Witch is better for running 30 feet wiring to a projector?
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