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How do you ensure an enamelled wire tip is stripped?
How do you ensure an enamelled wire tip is stripped? –
I strip it with a cigarette light, but it seems really hard to tell as of where is the exact point that the wire has been stripped. (cuz I need to trim down the excessive tip). If I had successfully solder the wire to the board, can I assume the tip of the wire has been stripped properly because it seems quite hard to solder a wire w/ enamel on. If not? what equipment do you use to verify it? I got a really cheap multimeter and it doesn't measure shit... I used the 200ohms setting (cuz that's the finest it can get) to measure the resistance of the wire and would never get a reading, it's always a open circuit.
If I can't tell from looking at the wire, I usually look at it under magnification. I try to watch as I am burning the wire. You can see how far up the wire the enamel burns. I find that a torch lighter works best, because it burns hotter. You only need to put it in the flame for a half second. I had a little trouble with it my first round, but after doing a few systems, I've got it down.
The wire shouldn't have any resistance... At least not any amount that would be readable by a cheap multimeter.
I used the 200ohms setting (cuz that's the finest it can get) to measure the resistance of the wire and would never get a reading, it's always a open circuit.