Best way to reconnect tiny wire?

Old 04-15-15, 02:38 PM
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Best way to reconnect tiny wire?

I have a small piece of camera equipment with a internal wire that got so twisted that it eventually snapped. It is actually so small that I was able to strip the wire just by pinching it with my fingernails. It is ready to be reconnected, but I am not sure if it would be best to connect with electric tape, a twist on wire connector if I'm able to find one that small, or soldering. I am definitely a novice when it comes to electrical and I did not see any information on the exposed wiring that I could provide to give you more details, unfortunately. Any feedback is appreciated.
Old 04-15-15, 02:45 PM
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best to connect with electric tape
Electric tape isn't used for connecting wire. It is for insulating a splice. Slip heat shrink tubing over the wire. Twist together and solder the wire. Slide the tubing down and shrink with a hair dryer or heat gun. I like to slip a second slightly longer piece of the first after shrinking the first piece then shrink the second piece also.

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Old 04-15-15, 06:28 PM
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Shrink tubing is a preferred. You can also use Liquid Tape, nail polish or glyptol. (insulating paint)

Many times I'll use the heat of the soldering iron to melt the insulation. Ray's picture of a splice is good but you may not have the room or enough wire to perform that type of splice.

You can strip 3/16" of the insulation off each wire. Pretin with a little solder on each wire. Lay the two pretined wires on top of each other and briefly touch them with the soldering iron. This is not a high strength splice but you don't need it to be either.

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