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6 Pin Mini DIN Plug
what type of solder do you use on these, solder paste?
novice at soldering, any advice is appreciated, but I want to fix these (2sets) promedias.
I prefer 60/40 solder because it melts at a lower tempature, but that's not as important as what the USAF taught me about soldering. The vital part of soldering is enough of the correct flux. There is NEVER enough flux in any brand of solder to make a good solder joint, by itself (unless it's Kester Multi-Core Solder that's 16 or larger gauge!) $10 will buy you 50 grams of rosin flux, which will last you many, many years and prevent many melted parts like this plug. Fill the pins' "cups" with flux (use a toothpick), "tin" the wires FIRST, heat the cup, insert the wire, and the solder will magically "wick" into the cup. Remove the iron, and hold the wire completely still until it cools. The solder should be shiny. If it's frosty looking, either you moved the wire while the solder was cooling, you didn't tin the wire well, or you didn't have enough flux, in any case, you have a "cold" solder joint. Add some flux, maybe a tiny bit of solder and try again. Make every solder joint PERFECT. It takes a little practice, but I learned at 18 and you can too. BTW, a smaller soldering iron (wattage) is usually better. The little Stahl Station is an outstanding value, but make sure you get the tiny and the very tiny tips for it. There is NO WAY to make an oversized tip work in a tight place. As my clarinet teacher used to say, PERFECT practice makes PERFECT. ;)
Date published: 2014-03-18
How to get a wiring diagram to fix a plug.
Where do I get a 6 pin mini din plug wiring diagram so that I can match the wires to the pin? This is for a klipsch speaker system for my computer.
If you search (Google, etc) "6-pin mini DIN diagram" you will receive dozens of useful references on this and related DIN connectors.With that overview in mind, then go to : http://forums.klipsch.com/forums/t/110556.aspx where you will find the wiring diagram specific to Klipsch speakers.
Date published: 2012-03-26