Is this OK? - Iron, solder and wire.

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Mar 3, 2007
  1. pottageb
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    This is Ok but to solder an wii chip into your wii you must have a very small (soldering iron??)!
    I have the Wiikey and it was a very small place where i must solder the chip!

    Sorry Iám a German! My English is very bad!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Iron: I'd get a 15W Grounded Tip iron.
    Solder: If you want lead-free, get an SnAgCu blend of solder instead, its better than the one you chose.

    Wire: Thats good for data connections, I'd get 22AWG stranded for ground and power leads.

    edit: added some links for you.
     
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    I have basically that same iron but I got a different tip for it that's more precise.

    I'm using cheap ass wire. [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks, ae you sure that soldering tip is precise enough??
     
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    Looks fine to me.
     
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    Can someone please find me some suitable wire on maplin.co.uk?

    thanks
     
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    Well 30GA wire is .01" or .255mm diameter, 22GA wire is .253" or .644mm diameter.
     
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    That kynar is 30GA which is perfectly good for data connections, but I'd reccomend slightly thicker wire for your ground and power points. Its up to you though, you *could* use 30GA Kynar for everything, but I wouldn't.
     
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    thank you very much.
     
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    I just been to maplin today and brought an Replacement Iron Tip W027 for £2.19 then pick up Electricians Tool Kit for £9.99 from argos

    [​IMG]
    It have few bit and bob you might need and an 30W soldering iron with crappy iron tip (just replace the iron tip)
    - 15W and 30W soldering work fine.

    I still have my 30wag wire called "wrapping wire" very thin wires perfect for xbox and ps2 modchip I used..



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    Just forgot to say, a friends of mine mod his wii with only an glue-gun - it work as long the wire touch the point
    If you can't do iron solder you could try glue-gun (risk-free) [​IMG]
     
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    Hey i just received all my soldering kit

    im not sure about the wire tho, seems a bit thick to me?

    [​IMG]

    thanks
     
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    edit update:

    better one Light-Duty Equipment (10/0.1)
    [​IMG]

    maplin.co.uk
     
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    Thanks, so the 7m of stuff i have atm is useless now? [​IMG]

    or can i still use it, ive been practising with the wire and it seems fine on the little pads on an old board.

    thanks
     
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    You could used that wire, if you're skillful in soldering.

    Looking at that modchip and you probably understand why:
    [​IMG]


    If you haven't solder before or a benninger...
    recommended for smaller wires [​IMG]
     
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    which points on the wiikey r grnd and power lead?
     
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    thanks lookout, my chip will be arriving in the post and then i will decide!
     

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