Two wires into one...minus soldering

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Two wires into one...minus soldering

Postby LePaul » March 7th, 2016, 10:52 am

I don't mind soldering...but I really like convenience too

Being an electronics learner...a step up from a newbie...I was thinking of using these

https://www.adafruit.com/products/1495

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For the positive side block:

1. Left fan positive lead
2. Right fan positive lead
3. Positive lead to Ultimaker fan connector

For the negative side block

1. Left fan negative lead
2. Right fan negative lead
3. Negative lead to Ultimaker fan connector

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Re: Two wires into one...minus soldering

Postby Meduza » March 7th, 2016, 10:59 am

Should work just fine :-)

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Re: Two wires into one...minus soldering

Postby Amedee » March 7th, 2016, 11:15 am

LePaul wrote:I don't mind soldering...but I really like convenience too


But soldering is convenient :lol:

From this side of the ocean we would typically use Wago's for solder-less connections, but in electronics I don't like that too much.

If it needs to be disconnected frequently I would use a connector (JST or whatever), and if not, I would solder directly.

But I'm old school and these things are probably working very well ;)
Phil.

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Re: Two wires into one...minus soldering

Postby reibuehl » March 7th, 2016, 11:30 am

I go with @Amedee - especially in environments where there is a lot of movement and vibration, nothing beats soldering. Try it, it is not that hard ;-)

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Re: Two wires into one...minus soldering

Postby LePaul » March 7th, 2016, 11:32 am

Ok, so I need to figure out the best way to solder 2 wires into 1 (the two fan pos/neg into the connector wire pos/neg) !

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Re: Two wires into one...minus soldering

Postby reibuehl » March 7th, 2016, 11:39 am

Twist the two pos/neg coming from the fans, tin them by adding a little solder. Tin the other end too. Then slide the heat shrink tube over one of the two ends and move it out of the way. Now solder both (tinned) ends together with just heat. If you tinned the two ends well, you will not need any solder here, but you can add some. Then let it cool down and slide the heat shrink tube over it and heat that one up.


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