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Posted by dqm3 on September 15, 2000 at 14:33:01:

In Reply to: nope posted by pikachu! on September 15, 2000 at 14:25:13:

I'm not suggesting soldering on the molex housing. How about soldering the wire on to the metal butt connecto? It just makes the bond between the bare wire and the butt connector stronger. The butt connector is still technically "free" from the molex unit. Hmmm. I basically followed Jim Basset's installation on the ellipsoids. I wonder what he thinks.

solder cannot be used for any connections that move. i.e. a free flexible unsecured wire harness as is used all over your car. the movement will eventually break the solder joint because, as i said before, solder creates a stress concentration. solder is fine for circuit boards because there is no movement or flexing. solder joints can be made just as fast as crimp connections. just ask intel.

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