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    What is the best type (size) solder to use for wiring LEDS on stars? I need some solder and was wondering what everyone else uses. Thanks for the info.

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    Something that isn't RoHS compliant , but it really doesn't matter for big things like wires to leds.

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    Call up your local hobby store, one that sells R/C cars/planes (the kind you have to build) and ask them what solder they carry. More then likely it's the best low resistence solder you can find. Guys that build and race r/c cars look for the very best solder to increase power. I use Deans Racing Solder. It contains 2% Silver, high activity no-clean flux and makes super strong joints. A stick will cost about $4-$7 but it's well worth it and it will last you much longer then you think.


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    I have used MG Chemicals Lead Free Silver Solder (cat # 4900-35G) for Leds (soldering directly to the LED's not the stars) and it worked better than my regular (non-RoHS) solder, not sure why, but it seems to be good stuff. For soldering to stars you should be able to use any regular solder since the pads are usually a good size. Just tin the pad and wire first, then put em together and apply the heat.

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