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Liquid Flux Confusion –
I'm confused at how Liquit Flux is suppose to be used.
Do you apply the liquid flux,
1) to the soldering area? (points on the pcb)
2) onto the stripped wire "before" putting solder on it?
3) onto the stripped wire "after" putting solder on it?
1) do you solder while the flux is wet?
1) do you solder after the flux evaporates?
Suprisingly I didn't manage to get my answers using a search, all the guides state using flux paste but many of you are using liquid flux just not stating how ^^.
Thanks in advance for answering my questions.
2. Yes, this would be tinning the wire.
3. Yes too, so it can make a nice roundish joint.
4. Flux is wet, but it is not conductive. It is designed to work that way.
5. This depends... If you have non-spill flux it just hardens into a thick liquidy substance. I don't know about the liquid type.
Get this type of flux: http://www.radioshack.com/product.as...ct%5Fid=64-022
I've never used paste flux, only the liquid kind. I learned to use this at work on small pcb components. The proper way to use it is:
1) Make your solder connections.
2) Apply a few drops of liquid flux to the area of concern.
3) Immediately apply the soldering iron onto the legs where you may have solder bridges. The flux causes the solder to "suck onto" the legs and pads, and draws it away from any non-conductive surface.
I'm currently searching for a bottle of liquid flux for my romeo mod. Too bad the telecomm industry is so up-and-down, or I'd just snag a bottle from work. Alas, I don't work there anymore. Does anybody have a particular brand, store, or website they would recommend?