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Just like our Micro LEDs
only smaller yet!
The same procedure as before. If you've wired up some of
our Micro LEDs, you've gained the techniques required to wire up these little
guys. The solder pads are smaller still (as are the LEDs), but with good
magnification (yep, here I go again...), all of the same steps apply. If you need to
review the procedures, the direct links are
Just remember to be patient.
Make sure your wire is pre-tinned
with a clean abrupt transition from the tinned portion to the insulated
Carefully position the wire over
the solder pad. We recommend our
NT301 LED/wire Holding Tool for this process
Place a small amount of
flux on the pad and tinned wire.
Place a very small bubble of
solder on your iron tip.
Just touch and release this
solder bubble to the pad/flux/tinned wire junction (minimum time on the
The solder joint should appear
shiny and smoothly flowed over the tinned portion of the wire with no peaks
or bumps sticking up.
Carefully trim off the
excess tinned wire that is hanging off the solder pad with a sharp scalpel
or Fiskars micro scissors.
Any residual flux can be easily
"blotted" away by sliding a cut piece of paper between the LED's solder
pads. Click here for a visual
Test every wired LED before
you assemble it into your project.
If you need to color tint your
wired LED, do so after it's wired and before you assemble it
into your project
Those are the essentials. With a little practice, it becomes a simple
procedure that is very repeatable. Take your time and you will ensure highly
reliable solder connections that will not deteriorate or short out to adjacent
solder pads on the LEDs
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