I am trying to tin some wires as they won't stick to the IC pins that I'm soldering them to. The problem I am having is that the solder won't stick to the wire.
My iron is fine as can solder other things just fine. I also tried a different wire and the solder stuck very well and I was easily able to solder them to the connectors, this wire is just too thick so I have to use the other one. I have tried to get the solder to attach to the wire with and without flux but no luck.
These are the wires I'm using:
- Type: 30AWG
- Total length: 280m/11023.6"
- Material: Tin Plated Copper, Plastic
- Outer diameter of single core wire: - Approx. 0.55mm
- Diameter of copper core: Approx. 0.25mm
- Temperature resistance: 80 degrees
Wire. (Dead link, also not available on the Wayback Machine.) Similar to this wire.
This is the solder I am using:
Can anyone give me any tips to get it to stick? It's giving me a headache.