How to Solder a Wire to a Spade Connector?

November 19, 2021 2 min read

Soldering is important in making a secure, durable, and professional connection. Crimping and soldering are the two options for establishing connections using the spade connector. This article presents the complete mechanism for soldering wire.

Things you need:

Below are the main things you need for establishing a spade connection through soldering:

  • Soldering iron
  • Soldering wire
  • Spade connector

Process of soldering wire to spade connectors:

Below is the process of soldering wire to spade connectors:

  1. Strip the wire from one end using the pliers.
  2. You’ll find the copper wire underneath. Twist it to a degree that it spirals together.
  3. Put a piece of heat shrink tubing over the wire. Keep it away from the exposed part of the wire.
  4. Heat the twisted exposed part of the wire using a soldering iron. To do that, put a piece of soldering material on the tip of the soldering iron and let it melt.
  5. Rub the tip of the soldering iron over the bare wire area till it covers completely.
  6. Now heat the receiving end of the spade connector using the soldering iron, so you can slide the wire into the connector quickly.
  7. Crimp the connector using the pliers.
  8. Now place the solder into an open end of the connector and let it heat. You only need to form a few beads to form a secure connection. But do not let it overflow.
  9. Slide the heat tube over the connection area and shrink the tube over it using a soldering iron.

Summing up:

In establishing the connection between wire and spade connectors, you can choose crimping and soldering as the two options. With these steps, we have helped you in forming a soldering connection.