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anybody used "wire glue"?

Discussion in 'Hobby Electronics' started by [email protected], Nov 19, 2013.

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  1. Guest

    I am told it is good for replacing the batteries in Holden car keys,
    as soldering them can be tricky.
    I see Jaycar and a few others sell it.
     
  2. Sylvia Else

    Sylvia Else Guest

    I tried it for much the same application, with little success.

    Sylvia.
     
  3. Many, MANY moons ago, when I was working at Tandy Electronics, we sold
    "solder tape" - which was almost as effective as wrapping an aluminium
    chewing gum wrapper around the joint. By the sounds of it, this "wire glue"
    is about as good.

    If you're needing to solder directly to a button cell, just score the
    surface extensively with a sharp blade and solder directly to it with a hot
    iron and some fine rosin-cored solder; the joint will last at least as long
    as the cell.
     
  4. Sylvia Else

    Sylvia Else Guest

    I'd made some limited attempts to solder to the cells, but had concluded
    that it was simply not possible. Since you say it can be done, I'll have
    to give it another go.

    Sylvia.
     
  5. The trick is in the scoring; you need to create a rough surface devoid of
    the shiny outer layer, then solder to it as quickly as possible before it's
    had a chance to start oxidising.
     
  6. atec77

    atec77 Guest

    tap the area with a die grinder , some isoprp and solder quickly
    trick is not to leave residue or the soldering fails

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  7. yaputya

    yaputya Guest

    This seppo tried wire glue on an "aloominum" solar cell.
    He won't use it again unless it's impossible to "sodder".
     
  8. atec77

    atec77 Guest

    It's useful for repairing small breaks , things like slot car frames but
    it is bad electrically and wont glue to stainless very well or chrome ,
    and the metal surfaces need a good sanding

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  9. yaputya

    yaputya Guest

    Has anyone tried 'mini' spot-welding these batteries?
    Maybe you could do it with a hefty bench PS or a car battery etc.
     
  10. I've tried it in the past, with very limited success.

    The problem is that only a tiny area of the conductor actually "welds" to
    the battery, meaning that a butterfly in the Amazon flapping its wings too
    violently would be enough to cause the joint to fail.
     
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