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Solder- does it matter what kind I use ?

I am running low. Does it matter what kind of electrical solder I buy ? I use mostly for crossovers, and general electrical stuff.

Someone link me ? or suggest good product and place to buy ? I need some.
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A basic 60/40 like this is fine.

http://www.amazon.com/Electronic-Sol...eywords=solder

Really, just find any decent rosin core 60/40 with a diameter that makes sense for your application and you're good to go.
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60/40 is best for electronics, Kester makes the "best" solder and parts express sells it. http://www.parts-express.com/kester-...spool--370-090 I don't think you need necessarily buy the "good stuff" for crossovers though. It's more crucial on microelectronics where if you hold the iron too long you wreck your stuff.
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I want ROSIN CORE though right ?
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Diamond Solder. Nothing but the best will do! Like a boss!!!


How you are going melt the diamond is beyond me though!
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If you get 63/37 solder (eutectic solder), you eliminate any possibility of cold solders (for peace of mind).
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How about wire strip and splice ? Is there a proper method for maximizing signal transfer ? Does it matter ?
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How about wire strip and splice ? Is there a proper method for maximizing signal transfer ? Does it matter ?
Not really, don't nick the wire. Can cause a weak point.
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You mean like cut through the jacket too hard and kill some strands ?
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Solder: 37/63.

Non solder: crimper, lugs and terminal blocks.
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Solder: 37/63.

Non solder: crimper, lugs and terminal blocks.
lol I bought 40/60. What's better about 37/63 ?
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lol I bought 40/60. What's better about 37/63 ?
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If you get 63/37 solder (eutectic solder), you eliminate any possibility of cold solders (for peace of mind).
It also has a lower melting point so you don't have to heat the wires/components up as much.

That said, I also have a whole roll of 60/40 to go through. But my next one will be 63/37. If I knew then what I know now...
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