What type of solder should be used for attaching electrical wire to a large clamp (base wire will be screwed into clamp handle). I am making a fractal wood burning device so current will be coming from a neon light transformer. Note specs on transformer: 10KV 10000V - Power 120V AC 50/60Hz. I have solder for small electronic projects, but have been told such solder is not durable enough for this job. Thanks, R.


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Use a crimp or screw connection. Don't rely on solder.

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    \$\begingroup\$ You should add why: This is a connection designed to withstand high temperature. Solder that melts at these temperatures is kind of obviously not an option here. A good screw connection, if you mean that with "base wire will be screwed into clamp handle") should suffice, though. \$\endgroup\$ Mar 12, 2019 at 18:43

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