ssoldering resisters

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  1. dkent22

    dkent22 New Member

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    I have a digitrrax zephyr and was told to eliminate problems with the programming track I should solder a 1k resister across the track. Can I solder the resister acrossthe feeder bus wires or do literally solder it across the track? I am running ho locos. I have a digital soldering iron and use 600 degrees F to solder rail feeders. What temp. should I use to solder the resister?
  2. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    I don't have DCC so I'll defer the wisdom of putting a resistor across the tracks to load it. But to answer your question, I would put it across the feeder wires near the tracks, not at the tracks. A 600 degree soldering iron should be sufficent, if you are using that to solder your feeders then it will work for a resistor as well. I use a 700 degree tip because thats what I have a lot of and that's what I'm used to soldering with.
  3. pgandw

    pgandw Active Member

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    The resistor can be anywhere across the programming track feeds, but these are/should be separate from your regular track bus.

    yours in wiring
  4. kf4jqd

    kf4jqd Active Member

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    I have soldered wires to the track. The same gauge as resistors. I concider myself to be an advance solderer. I use a 100w gun to solder wire to track. I let the gun heat up to full temperature. In and out very quikly. I don't even melt the plastic ties! Heat transfer is very quick!

    Andy
  5. jim currie

    jim currie Active Member

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    resistors for the most part are heat indeferent as long as you keep temp lower than a Phonix side walk in August, a 600 watt will do nicely.