Pre-Tinning Lead Wires


Recommended tips for Pre-Tinning Lead Wires

Pretinning Lead wire with Shape BC/C Pre-Tinning Lead Wire with Shape D

Pre-Tinning is the act of coating solder around a stranded electrical wire before actually soldering the wire. This protects the wire from oxidation as the solder forms a protective layer of coating. It makes it easier to connect the pre-tinned wires to connectors and ensures that they are all joined, forming an electrical connection. 

Hakko recommends the use of shapes BC/C or D for the pre-tinning of lead wires.

Shape BC/C (more info)

BC C Pre Tinning Wire

Put the cut surface to the lead and drag the tip slowly while feeding solder.

Shape D (more info)

Shape D Pre Tinning of Wires

Put the cut surface to the lead and drag the tip slowly while feeding solder.