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Re: I soldered 0201 LEDs.
« Reply #60 on: October 19, 2019, 09:31:22 AM »
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Re: I soldered 0201 LEDs.
« Reply #61 on: October 19, 2019, 11:24:32 AM »
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"... it also cannot be stripped the way insulation is stripped from insulated wire (mechanical wire stripper which pulls the insulating sleeve off the wire). Magnet wire insulation is bonded to the surface of the wire."

You are correct Peteski.  I've use sandpaper or scraping with a razor to get the insulation off (watch out for nicks).

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There is a much easier, neater, cleaner, faster, and more controllable way to strip the "enamel".  Plus scraping really fine wire (thinner than human hair) usually doesn't end up well.

If you have temperature controlled soldering iron, crank the temperature to about 800 deg. F, then load up the cleaned tip with solder.  Then take the the wire you want to strip, and dip the end of it in paste flux.  Next, stick the tip of the flux covered wire in the solder on the tip of the iron.  The hot solder will instantly burn off the "enamel". Also, with the aid of the flux, the exposed copper will get tinned.  This way you end up with a cleanly stripped and tinned wire where you have full control of how much insulation to strip.
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Re: I soldered 0201 LEDs.
« Reply #62 on: October 20, 2019, 05:58:45 PM »
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it's easy to convert cool white LEDs into warm white, with a coat or two of Tamiya transparent orange or yellow ..

I’ve done this before with 0402 white LEDs before I was able to find warm white at a price I could stomach. It's just one more step. It’s what I will do in this case as well. I’ve been using Tamiya clear orange. Works very well.

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Re: I soldered 0201 LEDs.
« Reply #63 on: October 20, 2019, 06:01:59 PM »
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There is a much easier, neater, cleaner, faster, and more controllable way to strip the "enamel".  Plus scraping really fine wire (thinner than human hair) usually doesn't end up well.

If you have temperature controlled soldering iron, crank the temperature to about 800 deg. F, then load up the cleaned tip with solder.  Then take the the wire you want to strip, and dip the end of it in paste flux.  Next, stick the tip of the flux covered wire in the solder on the tip of the iron.  The hot solder will instantly burn off the "enamel". Also, with the aid of the flux, the exposed copper will get tinned.  This way you end up with a cleanly stripped and tinned wire where you have full control of how much insulation to strip.

This is what I do. Except with my Portosol I don’t have any idea what the temperature is. So for tinning enamel coated wires I turn it up to “be really careful because you’ll get a third degree burn instantly from that exhaust port on the side”. This setting works well for tinning enamel wires and burning table tops if the iron rolls over on its side.

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Re: I soldered 0201 LEDs.
« Reply #64 on: October 20, 2019, 06:05:26 PM »
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I was rummaging in the store the other day (I call my train room the store because I haven’t built a railroad and simply have shelves and boxes of product),while looking for electrical parts to experiment with flasher circuits. I happened across an envelope that contained a couple of red 0201 LEDs! Thanks @peteski !  I think you mailed these to me when I first discussed how I might light the construction light markers on my BCH caboose quite a while ago.

I now have successfully soldered those red LEDs. With practice my results are becoming more consistent.
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Re: I soldered 0201 LEDs.
« Reply #65 on: October 20, 2019, 07:53:35 PM »
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Re: I soldered 0201 LEDs.
« Reply #66 on: October 20, 2019, 07:55:02 PM »
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Second try then i'll quit.

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Re: I soldered 0201 LEDs.
« Reply #67 on: October 20, 2019, 08:20:48 PM »
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I was rummaging in the store the other day (I call my train room the store because I haven’t built a railroad and simply have shelves and boxes of product),while looking for electrical parts to experiment with flasher circuits. I happened across an envelope that contained a couple of red 0201 LEDs! Thanks @peteski !  I think you mailed these to me when I first discussed how I might light the construction light markers on my BCH caboose quite a while ago.

I now have successfully soldered those red LEDs. With practice my results are becoming more consistent.

Oh yeah, I did send you couple of those LEDs, freshly after I ordered them.  I think I ordered them from Digikey after Mike (c855b) mentioned that 0201 LEDs were available.  That was some time ago! Like you, I forgot all about it.  You're welcome.  :)

Good to know that you are getting better as soldering leads to them.
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