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#38607 1-Aug-2009 23:38
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I was trying to use cat5e cable between two circuit boards, i put a dab of solder on the circuit board but couldnt get the solder to stick to the cat5 and it wouldnt stick at all when melting onto the dab of solder either.

anyone know what type of solder will work and if it can be done?


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  #241351 2-Aug-2009 00:13
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Yee olde standard DSE solder worked fine when I was soldering some Cat. 5 for a cheap remote safe opening job I did down here. Might need some more flux?

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  #241364 2-Aug-2009 08:23
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Solid or stranded cable?



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  #241395 2-Aug-2009 11:24
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Tahii: Yee olde standard DSE solder worked fine when I was soldering some Cat. 5 for a cheap remote safe opening job I did down here. Might need some more flux?

yeah im using DSE 60/40 stuff too. I was under the impression you dont need flux with this type of solder?

its solid core stuff.

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  #241396 2-Aug-2009 11:31
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You shouldn't need extra flux for that sort of solider, I never had.


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  #241516 2-Aug-2009 18:29
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sbiddle: Solid or stranded cable?

got it sorted, think i was using wall cable instead of flex cable. changed the cat5 and it soldered up nicely!

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