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Old 08-31-2021, 08:26 PM   #1
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Anyone ever use these Cosolder connectors?

I just ran across an ad for these on facebook and they look pretty cool. Anyone ever use them? https://cassgo.com/product/cosolder/...WCksrTon26B_4s
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I have not used them but my cousin has and said they worked good for him. FYI you can get them a lot cheaper on AliExpress.com
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Old 08-31-2021, 08:46 PM   #3
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Thanks, and thanks for the heads up on Aliexpress.
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Old 08-31-2021, 10:10 PM   #4
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Iíve used some of the smaller sizes, I found it tricky to heat them enough to melt the solder but not melt the plastic. I usually ended up going back to regular solder and heat shrink.
I do a lot of electrical soldering but I havenít got the hang of these yet and Iíve wasted a bunch.
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I've used that style of solder sleeve to splice a rear view camera cable. It required some preparation and experimenting. I had to get a heat gun with a thermostatic heat adjustment, and ran several experiments to find the right temperature. I used one of those helping hands devices with adjustable alligator clips and a magnifying glass to carefully set up each splice with my hands kept away from the splice. It took a few hours to set up and do the work, in the end it was a success, the video through the cable is excellent.
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Old 09-01-2021, 01:07 PM   #6
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Getting these to melt the solder without melting the heat shrink jacket is a challenge if you don't have a $300+ temperature controlled hot air gun.
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They have been around for a while never found them to flow out right. I have a small cordless soldering iron it's very handy .That and a smear with flux pen and glue filled heat shrink.
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Iíve used some of the smaller sizes, I found it tricky to heat them enough to melt the solder but not melt the plastic. I usually ended up going back to regular solder and heat shrink.
I do a lot of electrical soldering but I havenít got the hang of these yet and Iíve wasted a bunch.



Same here. Only about 50% that I have used work as advertised. Give me solder and heat shrink like you stated.
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They always looked great and worked great in the ad, but I could never get the solder to melt, without melting the plastic. I just do it he old fashion way...solder and then use heat shrink.
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I just used them to move a thermostat and rewire another one. Worked fine with a heat gun. You have to watch the solder rings and pull the heat away just as the solder flows. And do not wiggle the wires while it is cooling or the wire will poke through the sleeve. Especially the single strand wire used for thermostats.

Now that I have used them, I will probable finish off what I have bought and then go back to solder and heat shrink. Old dog, new tricks and all.
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I just used them to move a thermostat and rewire another one. Worked fine with a heat gun. You have to watch the solder rings and pull the heat away just as the solder flows. And do not wiggle the wires while it is cooling or the wire will poke through the sleeve. Especially the single strand wire used for thermostats.

Now that I have used them, I will probable finish off what I have bought and then go back to solder and heat shrink. Old dog, new tricks and all.
Maybe they don't work so well for me cus I shake and the wires wiggle. I'll have to maybe get some extra hands.
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I used them to make a wiring harness for a radio upgrade. Worked fine. I experimented with various heat sources, a butane lighter, a soldering gun, and a heat gun. The heat gun was the hardest to use because of the wide area it covered. The soldering gun and lighter allowed me to concentrate the heat on the solder ring and once that was melted I warmed the tubing to shrink that. I think the lighter worked the quickest and the best.
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I used them to do a field repair of a coil pack wire on my Ford V-10. They were expensive at Napa but they did the job.
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I have them. Work quite well. Using just a regular heat gun, nothing fancy.
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