I had to solder few wires to flat abiko connectors, like the ones in the picture.
08-Oct-2013 12:48, OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. E-PM1 , 3.6, 16.0mm, 0.04 sec, ISO 1600
I learnt a good way to solder wires to different kinds of connectors few years back. So I thought why not share it.
Basic idea behind this technique is to make use thin solid core wire and make a “spring” out of it. This will make the soldering connection much durable and rugged, but it also means a bit more work. Wire “spring” is made wrapping wire tightly over a drill bit that is a snug fit over the connector and wire combined. This is basically same technique as wire wrapping in the good old days of electronics.
08-Oct-2013 12:51, OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. E-PM1 , 3.5, 14.0mm, 0.033 sec, ISO 1600
After the spring is done it is put over the connector and the wire is pushed inside. Then the package is soldered together.
08-Oct-2013 12:52, OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. E-PM1 , 3.6, 15.0mm, 0.033 sec, ISO 1600
08-Oct-2013 13:02, OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. E-PM1 , 5.6, 42.0mm, 0.077 sec, ISO 1600
08-Oct-2013 13:04, OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. E-PM1 , 5.6, 42.0mm, 0.077 sec, ISO 1600