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soldering a pailiccs plug strong?

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Iv just got my pailiccs mini plugs through and noticed there is no strain relief, is there a special way of soldering them so they aren't as likely to rip out? Looks like after a tug they'll have no cable left attached
post #2 of 5

after soldering and clamping, fill the inside of the clip with hot glue then heat shrink it. if you want even better protection.. you can screw the case on and fill that with hot glue and heat shrink that too... the best way I can think of right now..

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There is no clamping on this plug, no strain relief,.
Would epoxy be better? Or hot glue

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if it's the no clamping version then just fill all the empty space... either should work.. but I personally like hot glue better because it's faster. strain relief is not necessary... the weakest point is the solder joint and if they are secured, the only way a cable is going to give is physically snapping the wire in half.... which is going to be tough given that you insulate your wire properly.

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The gun metal one with the tiny solder contact points?  That one was a pain to solder, had to rough up the surface a bit, apply a lot of flux, soldered the wires on.  Then wrapped it with a bit of electrical tape and/or heat shrink.  I also ended up heatshrinking the outside of the plug to the cable, doesn't look too nice, but I was worried about strain relief as well. 

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