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With LITZ cabling, would applying silver solder at the ends be enough to remove the enamel.... or should the enamel removal be done separately before soldering the cable ?

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With LITZ cabling, would applying silver solder at the ends be enough to remove the enamel.... or should the enamel removal be done separately before soldering the cable ?


With the heavier stuff like 220/44 I was told that your really need a solder pot to actually tin the ends properly.

I have a heavy stained glass iron around here if I need it but I'll try the 140/44 with my Weller first.

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I'd want to try some kind of solvent with a wire brush rather than burning the wires and forming god knows what kind of compound around the copper.  Granted I don't know much about it though . . . :D

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For the 240 strands of 44 AWG enameled and wrapped in silk, the solder pot would be the best method as the wire is .045" in diameter and the 140 strand I am going to use is .032" or 0.8mm

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For the 240 strands of 44 AWG enameled and wrapped in silk, the solder pot would be the best method as the wire is .045" in diameter and the 140 strand I am going to use is .032" or 0.8mm


Was 24awg total with 15 separate strands I think for reference.

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Was 24awg total with 15 separate strands I think for reference.
For those wires I just get a good blob of solder on my iron and run the tip of the wire in and out of the solder blob. Eventually the enamel all burns off and the wire is tinned. Makes a mess of your iron but that cleans up easily.
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Thanks.

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can you use the lighter ? ie zippo ?

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No flame... the strands are to fine they would just melt.
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I hate enameled wire so much.

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Technically you are supposed to use a solder pot.  

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I was told I should post this here: 

 

Hey, 

 

I have some extra cat5e lying around and wanted to make some cables and do a little DIY.

 

What is cat5 good for? I could use some rca to rca interconnects or stereo mini plug to rca. Would cat5 be good for either of these applications?

 

After researching online I know in general how to make some cables, but can't find much detailed info.

 

Any info would help, thanks! I would also like any recommended DIY projects for audio diy beginners :) Thanks!

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