Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-26-2015, 05:08 PM   #21
Site Team
 
Kaadk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 3,469
Quote:
Originally Posted by ependydad View Post
On the bright-side, I have rosin-core sided.

When you say insulation- you mean the outside white covering that is stripped away?

Attachment 72261
Yes. The cover over the metal part of the wire is the insulation.

As far as soldering, what you do is use the iron to heat the metal part of the wire. Then, touch the solder to the hot metal.

I've seen too many people try to put the solder on the iron and then try to get it onto the wire (like painting with a brush). That part don't work.

And, when all else fails, youtube it!

__________________

__________________
There's no use crying over spilt milk, unless it's on your keyboard.
Kaadk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2015, 05:08 PM   #22
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Ontario
Posts: 1,139
Quote:
Originally Posted by ependydad View Post
On the bright-side, I have rosin-core sided.

When you say insulation- you mean the outside white covering that is stripped away?

Attachment 72261
If that is the soldering iron( in background of pic) you plan on using to solder that ground wire, forget it!! you will need larger watt gun, at least 1000 watt
__________________

__________________
2014 Forester 3051s
2016 Nissan Pathfinder SL
2012 Sonic toad
wana65stang is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2015, 05:16 PM   #23
Fulltime family RVer
 
ependydad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 14,765
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kaadk View Post
I've seen too many people try to put the solder on the iron and then try to get it onto the wire (like painting with a brush). That part don't work.
I would have!

Quote:
Originally Posted by wana65stang View Post
If that is the soldering iron( in background of pic) you plan on using to solder that ground wire, forget it!! you will need larger watt gun, at least 1000 watt
And yes, that's the soldering iron. That's actually why I included it in the background- hoping to illicit feedback on it.
__________________
2012 Ram 3500 DRW/crew cab/long bed/4x4/4.10 gears pulling an early 2013 Sabre 36QBOK
Checkout my site for RVing tips, tricks, and info | My family and I have fulltimed since June 2015
ependydad is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2015, 05:20 PM   #24
Mod free 5er
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Concord, NC
Posts: 24,215
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kaadk View Post
Yes. The cover over the metal part of the wire is the insulation...]
Not what I meant, the cover on the terminal should be cut off to solder. I was referring to the white plastic insulation on the wire itself.

I agree, the 60W iron is too small.
__________________
OldCoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2015, 05:24 PM   #25
Fulltime family RVer
 
ependydad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 14,765
Quote:
Originally Posted by wana65stang View Post
If that is the soldering iron( in background of pic) you plan on using to solder that ground wire, forget it!! you will need larger watt gun, at least 1000 watt
Quote:
Originally Posted by OldCoot View Post
I agree, the 60W iron is too small.
Ok, so I'm back to going to an autoparts store and asking them to re-crimp this wire or buying a whole new one.
__________________
2012 Ram 3500 DRW/crew cab/long bed/4x4/4.10 gears pulling an early 2013 Sabre 36QBOK
Checkout my site for RVing tips, tricks, and info | My family and I have fulltimed since June 2015
ependydad is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2015, 08:33 AM   #26
Member
 
pfeather1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 45
And please don't use a torch around a battery - it could explode with drastic results
__________________
pfeather1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2015, 08:45 AM   #27
Mod free 5er
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Concord, NC
Posts: 24,215
Quote:
Originally Posted by ependydad View Post
Ok, so I'm back to going to an autoparts store and asking them to re-crimp this wire or buying a whole new one.
OR, just buy a crimping tool and re-crimp it and then buy a 1000W soldering iron and solder it. It's called learning to DIY! That's how we all had to learn.
__________________
OldCoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2015, 08:46 AM   #28
Fulltime family RVer
 
ependydad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 14,765
Quote:
Originally Posted by OldCoot View Post
OR, just buy a crimping tool and re-crimp it and then buy a 1000W soldering iron and solder it. It's called learning to DIY! That's how we all had to learn.

It's just the cost of tools are killing me! $20 here, $50 there add up...

Plus now I have to pack everything away for either storage or into the camper for our big trip.
__________________
2012 Ram 3500 DRW/crew cab/long bed/4x4/4.10 gears pulling an early 2013 Sabre 36QBOK
Checkout my site for RVing tips, tricks, and info | My family and I have fulltimed since June 2015
ependydad is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2015, 08:49 AM   #29
Mod free 5er
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Concord, NC
Posts: 24,215
Quote:
Originally Posted by ependydad View Post
It's just the cost of tools are killing me! $20 here, $50 there add up...

Plus now I have to pack everything away for either storage or into the camper for our big trip.
A crimping tool is relatively inexpensive and not any bigger than a pr of pliers and the soldering iron is not large or expensive and the good part is you can use them over and over ... and not depend on someone else, plus, once you buy them, you don't even have to feed them.
__________________
OldCoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2015, 08:53 AM   #30
Phat Phrog Stunt Team
 
TURBS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Iowa
Posts: 34,337
Quote:
Originally Posted by OldCoot View Post
Not what I meant, the cover on the terminal should be cut off to solder. I was referring to the white plastic insulation on the wire itself.

I agree, the 60W iron is too small.
X2
__________________

__________________
TURBS is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
battery, led

Thread Tools
Display Modes

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



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:57 PM.