Question about soldering my own cables

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  1. Jonathan Burk

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    I'm going to start making cables, and I need to know 2 things.
    1. What wattage soldering iron do I need?
    2. What kind of solder?
    It will mostly be RCA plugs for audio and video.
    Thanks.
     
  2. Glenn Overholt

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    Gee, I thought that someone else would have answered by now. (I don't have the final word). Radio Shack is the best place to go. Just get a pencil type iron that you can change elements on. (They unscrew w/various wattages). I think 25 watts should do it, but I'm not positive on that.
    As for solder, the usual combinations are anywhere between 40/60 to 60/40. Any of those should work.
    On a final note, I do hope that this won't be your first soldering job. Just remember to heat the wire, and when the wire gets hot enough, the solder will melt.
    Glenn
     

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