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Old 02-04-2018, 03:29 PM   #1
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I am trying to wire the centre terminals on 13 point motor switches together for the power feed. They are all screwed onto the top of my control panel.

I have tried holding one wire against one side of the terminal with the second wire against the other side but can't keep them there long enough to apply the solder. I have tried pushing both wires through the small hole in the terminal but end up with a huge blob of solder that threatens to engulf the whole switch!

What does everyone else do?

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Old 02-04-2018, 03:56 PM   #2
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Tin the wire and the terminal first then without adding any additional solder bring them together and touch them with the soldering iron just long enough to remelt 5he solder that is already there.
Additionally a thin solder tip and/or some ‘helping hands’ may be useful
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Hi Steve, thanks I'll give that a go. Yes I do have a "Helping Hands" set. Mike
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Is not easy. The last thing I soldered had such an issue as this and though it did work, it was a bit of a mess compared to how I wanted it to look. The annoying thing about it was I couldn't find where I'd put the flux.

Extra hands would be useful.
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just solder a single wire to the motor then use connector strips to daisy chain them, or twist the pair of wires together then tin them before soldering to the motor,
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