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Severed my reset switch cables - fixable?

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Sorry about the bad quality. Essentially there are two metal pieces of wire sticking out of the switch that the cables were connected to. I'm fairly certain that the pieces sticking out were originally part of the cables - that the wire itself has snapped apart. doh.gif

Is this fixable without a soldering iron? I have electrical tape, wire strippers/cutters, etc., just no soldering iron...
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yeah easy fix with a soldering iron. They have one at walmart with the solder in the hardware department for 10 bucks.
post #3 of 4
or just strip a bit of the cable insulation and twist the wires together and then cover in insulation tape and your done.

EDIT:
Sorry couldn't check the picture earlier, yeah just strip the wire ends and then twist it around the terminals then fix with insulation tape.
Edited by KillServ - 6/4/12 at 1:39am
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If you want, send it to me, I can solder and shrink wrap the wires like new for you, just pay shipping. PM me.

Or the soldering would be very easy to do yourself. Get a 25 watt iron, some 80/20 solder, some de-solder braid and some 1/16" shrink tube at Radio Shack.
Put your switch in a small vise, heat and tin your iron, place the braid on the terminals and touch it with the iron. You will see the braid wick away the solder.
After de-soldering the terminals you will notice that they are solid or better yet have a slot in them. Strip back a 1/4" or so of the wire and slip a short lenth of shrink tube over them, stick them through the slot or wrap around the terminal.
Now with the heated iron, tin again, with the solder ready just touch the side of the terminal with the iron and flow a small amount of solder onto the terminal from the top, this literally takes less than two seconds to do. Let it cool then slide the shrink tube over the terminal. You can use a Bic lighter and carefully wisp the flame around the tubing, this also takes only a second or two.
The mistake most solder novices make is using way too much heat with mega 40 watt or larger irons.
Edited by mothman - 6/5/12 at 5:16am
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