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Unread 03-17-2016, 06:05 PM   #1
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On a set of cables which is preferred and what are the pros and cons of each?
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Unread 03-17-2016, 07:14 PM   #2
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Silver solder. Look at the ones Scottyb sells. Best you can get.
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Unread 03-17-2016, 08:11 PM   #3
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Check out this thread in the EZGO section: Cable guage
especially post #13 on page 2.
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Unread 03-18-2016, 06:15 PM   #4
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Well mine will be 2 gauge welding wire. I just built a replacement 4 gauge for a bad one on my cart and I soldered it. Just wasn't sure if it were worth the effort or not.
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I don't know enough to comment either way but it sure is hard to beat soldering when you order up the correctly sized solder slugs along with your solder-on ligs. Clamp lug in the vise, drop in solder slug, heat with propane till the slug melts, ease in pre-striped wire until bottomed out, hold still long enough for solder to set, apply heat shrink tubing and you are done...
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If you go DIY silver solder keep in mind a ordinary propane torch isn't sufficient to do silver solder.
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electrical solder is often called silver solder. It has no acid or rosin.
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I've used it on many occasions building circuits. I'm not as set up to do the larger cable joints but I can manage it. Just a pita. Seems though it would be worth it.
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I don't know enough to comment either way but it sure is hard to beat soldering when you order up the correctly sized solder slugs along with your solder-on ligs. Clamp lug in the vise, drop in solder slug, heat with propane till the slug melts, ease in pre-striped wire until bottomed out, hold still long enough for solder to set, apply heat shrink tubing and you are done...
I was unaware of this option. I used a cloth wrap and an ice cube to keep the wire insulation safe from the heat on the replacement I made but this sounds like a great option for doing new ones. Where does one get these "slugs" of silver solder from?
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If you go DIY silver solder keep in mind a ordinary propane torch isn't sufficient to do silver solder.
I use MAP gas. Plumbing/pipe fitting is part of what I do. It's hotter and faster than propane.
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