Connect with us

What is that wax covering the solder joint inside a usb cable?

Discussion in 'General Electronics Discussion' started by alex ezorsky-lie, Jun 7, 2019.

  1. alex ezorsky-lie

    alex ezorsky-lie

    16
    0
    Aug 27, 2015
    I’ve tried to repair a few usb 3.0 cables and once I cut off the rubber housing the wires are coated in a tough wax like glue-gun glue only tougher.

    A. Any idea how I could get it off? I tried an electronics heat gun but keep also accidentally melting the wire housings.

    B. Any idea what its called and where to get it?

    Thanks!
     
  2. davenn

    davenn Moderator

    13,249
    1,746
    Sep 5, 2009

    It's usually hot glue … hence why harder than silicon
     
Ask a Question
Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?
You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.
Electronics Point Logo
Continue to site
Quote of the day

-