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Soldering Method for Ribbon Cable

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#66744

Soldering Method for Ribbon Cable | 3 July, 2012

Ribbon cable is 25 ml pitch (11.8 mil pad-to-pad), and solder is pre-applied and reflowed to the PCB pads.

What is the best attachment method for this ribbon cable? What is the best method to prevent solder bridging?

Hot bar, soldering iron with "screw-driver" tip, etc? The intent would be to "re-reflow" the solder.

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#66751

Soldering Method for Ribbon Cable | 4 July, 2012

Nice picture. What's that snot on the solder in the bottom left of the picture?

I'd guess that this ribbon cable wants to be hot bar soldered.

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#66765

Soldering Method for Ribbon Cable | 5 July, 2012

DaveF,

What is your prediction if one tries to put a solder iron to it? Will the component bridge?

I know hot-bar soldering is more common for things like Flex Circuits (with silver-filling epoxy), etc. and not so much for things where standard solder can be used.

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#66768

Soldering Method for Ribbon Cable | 5 July, 2012

Hey, I'd try it. Well maybe not me personally, but one of the peeps, one with some touch and skill.

Buying, setting-up and using a hot bar soldering machine is not rocket science, but who needs it, if you don't have to?

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