I used the tip of my solder pen to expose the wire so I could solder to it, basic stuff. I did not cut the wire and then solder three ends together. I simply exposed the wire along the length of it then soldered a wire to it.^Looks like things got a little ... hot ... there. :biggrinflip: Sorry, lame joke, I know. Did you tin the leads before soldering them together? If not, tinning each one prior to soldering enables you to keep the gun on there for a shorter amount of time and provides a better connection (not as in conductivity, but physically).
I'm afraid I'm not following. Are you meaning that you did not strip the wire prior to soldering?I used the tip of my solder pen to expose the wire so I could solder to it, basic stuff. I did not cut the wire and then solder three ends together. I simply exposed the wire along the length of it then soldered a wire to it.
Do you have a better method?
Fair 'nuff. I've never seen or heard of that method before; I'll have to look it up.I did not expect this to be difficult to understand. The connection method I choose is called "tap solder". I "tapped" into another wire. Instead of pealing the insulation off the tip of the wire to expose it I used my solder pen to melt the insulation to expose the wire, obviously this is done prior to soldering or tinning.
This is 22 gauge wire here, very thin stuff. I did not want to take the chance of fraying the wire and making it weak by stripping the insulation with a knife or any other method. T-Rex style strippers may work but I do not own a pair. My method worked great and the RCAs function as they should.
Which you're entitled to. Nothing wrong in doing so as long as care is taken not to heat it up to much and the shield is handled properly.BTW I would never solder coax cable
Audison Connection has really short connectors, but they weren't cost effective for me. Parts Express has P3 RCA plugs, and they look fairly short.Anyone know someplace to get short body RCAs like the Streetwire RCAs?
I would like to make a set for my new install (when it's warm again) and I have a feeling I won't have the room in the dash,out of the HU, to use longer body type ends.
Should be fine, the 75 ohms/1000 ft is what matters. Having a solid conductor would be weird though, you'd basically have to form the cable into place in the car.I have access to this cable where i work: BT3002 Coaxial Cable 75ohm
Can this be used to make rca cables?
My concern is that the internal conductor is only 0.31 mmm.
Will this be a problem?