Introduction

Before reading this guide, ensure you know how to strip wires and solder a connection. If not, please look at the following guides.

Stripping Wire: Wire Stripping

Soldering:How To Solder and Desolder Connections

Put one of the paired wires on one of the helping hand's clamp. Put the other pair of wires on the remaining clamp.
  • Put one of the paired wires on one of the helping hand's clamp. Put the other pair of wires on the remaining clamp.

  • Make sure the wires' stripped ends are facing each other or are towards the center of the workplace. If not, orientate the wires accordingly.

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Using both stripped wire ends, wrap and tie both of the ends together. Using both stripped wire ends, wrap and tie both of the ends together.
  • Using both stripped wire ends, wrap and tie both of the ends together.

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Solder the tied ends of the filament.
  • Solder the tied ends of the filament.

  • Ensure to solder the connection completely, not just one area.

  • Try not to put too much solder on the connection, as it will add more resistance.

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Pull on the two wires firmly to ensure the solder does not separate.
  • Pull on the two wires firmly to ensure the solder does not separate.

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To properly protect the soldered wire connection, use heat shrink. Cut enough heat shrink to cover the soldered connection.
  • To properly protect the soldered wire connection, use heat shrink.

  • Cut enough heat shrink to cover the soldered connection.

  • Slip the heat shrink onto the connection.

  • Using a heat generator, such as a heat gun or a hairdryer, heat the heat shrink around all of the angles until it securely covers the soldered connection.

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Conclusion

This technique will allow wires to be extended both electrically and structurally without the need of longer wires.

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Perhaps I might recommend sliding the H.S. tubing on before soldering the joint in case the wires are connected on the other end to something else.

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