Recommended Soldering Iron for 5AWG?

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Recommended Soldering Iron for 5AWG?

Post by rg12 » Apr 12 2019 6:51pm

I have a Hakko Presto which I use to solder up to 8AWG and that little thing does it amazing.
I would like to hear about any recommendations for quality yet affordable soldering irons/stations for a higher power setup to solder 5AWG wires.
Mind that the Hakko Presto is the best soldering iron I ever used and it's super cheap ($30-$50).

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Re: Recommended Soldering Iron for 5AWG?

Post by major » Apr 12 2019 7:23pm

Ever consider a torch?

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Re: Recommended Soldering Iron for 5AWG?

Post by john61ct » Apr 12 2019 8:14pm

or crimping?

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Re: Recommended Soldering Iron for 5AWG?

Post by Ohbse » Apr 12 2019 10:19pm

Best soldering iron for wiring that size is no soldering iron, it's just not the right technique for connections at that scale.

Best option is to invest in a hydraulic crimper - they can be had pretty cheaply from ebay etc. I love mine.

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Re: Recommended Soldering Iron for 5AWG?

Post by tomjasz » Apr 12 2019 11:18pm

Get The TS100 Digital OLED Programmable Soldering Iron is an internal heating intelligent CNC soldering iron.

Check out the reviews. A real winner!
Thanks Justin_le we're here thanks to you. All the best to the mods for their tireless work keeping it on an even keel.

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Re: Recommended Soldering Iron for 5AWG?

Post by dogman dan » Apr 13 2019 7:48am

Big fat tip iron will do, even low wattage, if the tip is fat enough. But personally, I'd go to crimps or lugs by 5g.

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Re: Recommended Soldering Iron for 5AWG?

Post by rg12 » Apr 14 2019 9:19am

Thanks guys, I guess I will go with crimping then

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Re: Recommended Soldering Iron for 5AWG?

Post by Schlafmutze » Apr 14 2019 3:23pm

I solder 4 AWG with a weller WS81, using fat tip.
A TS100 with a fat tip will work too.

That 80w Iron is enough to solder long pieces of AWG4 onto my BMS PCB even.

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Re: Recommended Soldering Iron for 5AWG?

Post by rg12 » Apr 15 2019 4:35am

Schlafmutze wrote:
Apr 14 2019 3:23pm
I solder 4 AWG with a weller WS81, using fat tip.
A TS100 with a fat tip will work too.

That 80w Iron is enough to solder long pieces of AWG4 onto my BMS PCB even.
Good to know, thanks alot :)

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Re: Recommended Soldering Iron for 5AWG?

Post by tomjasz » Apr 19 2019 10:28pm

TS100

A couple of optional tips and bob’s yer uncle.
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Re: Recommended Soldering Iron for 5AWG?

Post by john61ct » Apr 20 2019 2:37pm

Schlafmutze wrote:I solder 4 AWG with a weller WS81, using fat tip.
A TS100 with a fat tip will work too.

That 80w Iron is enough to solder long pieces of AWG4 onto my BMS PCB even.
https://youtu.be/83STpUXHilk

Just love this guy!

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