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Tinning DJI motor leads

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by TheWire, Sep 3, 2015.

  1. TheWire

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    I'm changing the motors on my Phantom 2 V+ V3. The motors came with the leads stripped a small amount and tinned. The stripped portion was small so I stripped some more insulation off and attempted to re-tin the wires. I have a lot of soldering experience, but I could not tin the leads. I use rosin core solder and even applied extra flux. I don't know if there is some kind of coating remaining on the wire or if its some alloy other than copper. I only did this with 1 motor. I believe I have a good solder joint to the part of the wire that was factory tinned, but more insulation is bare than I'd like. Any ideas on how I might tin these leads?
     
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    I have not done this on a Phantom motor (yet) but have on others.

    With that in mind there is definitely a coating on the wire.
    This is so it can be wound into a coil without the wire shorting to itself.

    You'll need to use some type of abrasive like sandpaper or similar to clean the ends where you want to solder.
    It will then tin easily.
     
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