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Soldering substitute? Answered

Is there anything that i can use instead of solder to bind electronics with? Im asking about solder itself, not the iron.

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PieMaster777
PieMaster777

Answer 11 years ago

ty this is pretty much wat i was looking 4

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sue45141
sue45141

2 years ago

i am trying to come up with some ways to use hot glue guns mure often to do some repaires on a speaker to connet the wire to the back of a speaker so that is what i am doing if others have any other ideas thanks

Im 12 but i love taking things apart and tryna build stuff out of the parts and i have done it without solder because i did not know what it was till now but its hard and is it possible to use like crayon wax or or something cheap i would really like to know plzzz help me

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orksecurity
orksecurity

11 years ago

Looks like nobody has mentioned wirewrap yet. This can be a good approach for prototype/homebrew circuit construction.

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orksecurity
orksecurity

Answer 11 years ago

Or solderless prototyping ("proto") boards Note that for house wiring, soldering is actually forbidden in many places; wire nuts are recommended instead. For some other applications (especially automotive, crimp connections are preferred.

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

11 years ago

Why ? Soldering is the best method we have for low resistance, high reliability and low volume.

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Gorfram
Gorfram

Answer 11 years ago

Why might a person want to avoid using solder? 1) Fumes. Nasty fumes. Me no like nasty fumes. B) Skill. Soldering is a skill. Some people can pick up this skill fairly easily, but other people can be almost as rotten at it as I am. :) iii) Pronounciation. Americans (for some strange linguistic reason) pronounce "solder" with a silent "L" - for years, I thought it was spelled "sauter." This is fine until some Brits (or other Commonwealthy people) hear it; but once that happens, the tide of winks, nudges,and semi-supressed titters can quickly rise to engulf the cluelessly hapless Yank. (Okay, this isn't a real reason - but I really have been that cluelessly hapless Yank. :)

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seandogue
seandogue

11 years ago

for electrical, crimps can be used, for electronics spring loaded sockets for certain components. That's the basis for breadboards... but for final circuits in electronics, nothing really beats soldering for durability and electrical conductivity. And we don't use guns. We use a soldering iron...more like a pen. Soldering guns are for electrical work...much too high powered, bulky, and crude for the application.

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PieMaster777
PieMaster777

Answer 11 years ago

i meant iron srry

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seandogue
seandogue

Answer 11 years ago

np. Just being clear.

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

Answer 11 years ago

...and with a nasty habit of injecting currents in places you don't want 'em ?

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seandogue
seandogue

Answer 11 years ago

lol, there's that too.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

11 years ago

Conductive glues?