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11 Jul 2019, 8:50

TechTips - Soldering Nickel Plated Copper

Soldering nickel-plated copper with a highly active solder/flux can be challenging without
using the correct technique. While nickel-plated conductors offer excellent resistance to high
temperatures, it can be more difficult to solder than copper, silver, and tin. Nickel is commonly used at operating temperatures over 250° C and provides excellent corrosion resistance, but it requires a fully activated flux to limit oxidation at the high temperatures used during soldering.

Follow the Tech Tips in the attached document, it shows the correct soldering method for nickel-plated copper.

But first, Paige DiAntonio from Alpha Wire takes you through ThermoThin hook-up wire.

Released in 2017, Alpha Wire's latest advancement in wire technology arrived with ThermoThin hook-up wire. ThermoThin features an ECA fluoropolymer insulation and nickel-plated copper conductors. This particular family of wires features extreme temperature capabilities allowing it to reach temperatures as low as -150°C and as high as +300°C. In addition to the wide temperature range, ThermoThin wires are incredibly lightweight and thin making them versatile and suitable for a multitude of applications.

Having been on the market for over a year now, one challenge that has been identified by users has been the proper technique for soldering. Alpha Wire has provided the proper technique for soldering nickel-plated copper to better assist our customers.

For more information on ThermoThin, please visit the links below for the brochure, further technical questions, and to request a custom quote:

Brochure | Cable Expert Custom Cable Quote

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11 Jul 2019, 8:50