Go Back   Home > Forums > Amplifiers > Solid State

Solid State Talk all about solid state amplification.

Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 21st January 2005, 12:28 PM   #1
NUTTTR is offline NUTTTR  Australia
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Australia!
Default The big assembly question!

Well, what does everyone think? It's one of the biggest questions me a few friends always argue about...
Do you use spade terminals on power connections (ANY sort of power connection), or do you solder? I PERSONALLY love using wiring direct and making the hole in the solder lug big enough to fit as many/thick wires as i need through it then throughly solder everything...
What does everyone else use? I plan on soldering everything and leave room to do so, on the odd occasion when i've had to use connectors, i have but they usually introduce some sort of resistance in them which to me, spoils all the work!

What does everyone else do?
Aaron
  Reply With Quote
Old 21st January 2005, 01:03 PM   #2
Konrad is offline Konrad  Norway
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: way up north
Some use assembly for programming microprossors.

Solder a big lump for what reason ? Heat conduction is poorer, resistanse in solder vvs kopper ... no.... And a big lump of assembly is messy so is solder.
  Reply With Quote
Old 21st January 2005, 03:11 PM   #3
diyAudio Member
 
BrianDonegan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Rock Ridge
For me it would depend cheifly on whether I might ever want to take it apart.

Also, if you were best of soldering all the time, why to big caps come with screw lugs? Take a look at the high current connections in your car - all crimp connections.

Everything adds resistance.

If you really like soldering, go for it. Just be careful of those fumes man.

-b
  Reply With Quote
Old 21st January 2005, 04:13 PM   #4
Mr Evil is offline Mr Evil  United Kingdom
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Behind you
I use a lot of spade connectors. If I want to go one better then I'll use a more expensive connector (Molex make some good high current capable stuff). The primary reason for that is to make it easy to disassemble. Given that we're into DIY, it's inevitable that things will be taken apart and put back together multiple times, and soldered connections just aren't helpful there.
__________________
https://mrevil.asvachin.eu/
  Reply With Quote
Old 21st January 2005, 04:17 PM   #5
diyAudio Moderator
 
pinkmouse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Chatham, England
Soldering mains terminals is a bad idea, they should always be crimped or use screw connections. If you have a minor wiring fault internally, the soldered connection could melt, and the live short to something else.
__________________
Al
I conceive of nothing, in religion, science or philosophy, that is more than the proper thing to wear, for a while. Charles Fort
  Reply With Quote
Old 22nd January 2005, 01:00 AM   #6
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Portland,Oregon
Blog Entries: 4
Send a message via AIM to DigitalJunkie
I usually crimp tightly,and then solder the connection.
For some reason,crimps tend to fall apart on me after a while,so I started soldering them after crimping to help the physical connection(so it won't pull apart).
  Reply With Quote
Old 22nd January 2005, 01:29 AM   #7
NUTTTR is offline NUTTTR  Australia
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Australia!
Quote:
Originally posted by DigitalJunkie
I usually crimp tightly,and then solder the connection.
For some reason,crimps tend to fall apart on me after a while,so I started soldering them after crimping to help the physical connection(so it won't pull apart).


That's one of the problems i have!!!
  Reply With Quote
Old 22nd January 2005, 03:36 AM   #8
anatech is offline anatech  Canada
diyAudio Moderator
 
anatech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Georgetown, On
Hi NUTTTR,
Are you using the correct crimping tool? Is it solid wire (that doesn't crimp well)? Mine don't come apart. Sometimes I will solder after the crimp on smaller wires. Ring terminals are normally used on supply connections with a lock washer. You can get a very low resistance connection if you use the right hardware and clean things up first.
-Chris
  Reply With Quote

Reply


Hide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
B & C DE250 assembly Ed LaFontaine Multi-Way 3 18th August 2008 03:56 PM
Gack! I'm a klutz! BrianGT kit assembly question. phoneisbusy Chip Amps 4 16th September 2004 08:04 PM
Simple toroidal power supply assembly question wigginjs Solid State 0 2nd July 2004 05:41 PM
BOSOZ assembly question moe29 Pass Labs 3 9th February 2003 09:07 PM


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 02:49 PM.


vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1999-2014 diyAudio

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2