Soldering: is there an alternative?

When connecting cables or soldering components, there seems to be no real alternative. Which possibilities are offered at least theoretically, and what they are actually good, you will learn in this post.

Solder Adhesive

A conductive adhesive commonly used in the industry is also available in small quantities from us. The product is called "Wire-Glue" and is suitable as a replacement for soldering.

In practice, the adhesive is quite durable and creates a firm connection, which is easily conductive. In addition, the adhesive is also lead-free (unlike soldering tin) and it also comes to no toxic fumes during soldering.

However, the price is problematic here: For a pack of around 10 ml you usually have to expect around 7 - 8 EUR, so the widespread use of such an adhesive as a replacement for soldering is not very economical. In addition, the adhesive can not be used very well in the case of electronic components and very small soldering tasks - classic solder joints are certainly the method of choice here.

Cable Connections zusammen Soldering cables is one of the basic tasks for DIY enthusiasts when it comes to repairing toys or household appliances. As a rule, when connecting cables, so-called crimp connectors work well. If you want even more security, you can use crimp connectors, which are additionally shrunk by hot air (hair dryer, lighter).

Simple crimp connectors are also available in the range from around 10 EUR in electronics retailers. So-called butt connectors and shrink butt connectors cost around 0.25 EUR per piece - 0.90 EUR, and here you can buy whole sets for less than 5 EUR.

In practice, the durability of such connections can be compared to a solder joint, so you do not necessarily have to solder cables together. Also in the field of automotive electrics such shrink crimp are very often prescribed and preferably used.

Tips & Tricks Always keep an eye on the quality of crimped connections - cheap goods can also be problematic here. Luster terminals are not always an appropriate way to connect cables - you should use them only if a non-permanent connection is desired, you have to solve again.

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