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    soldering with silver content

    Hey guys.When is a solder with silver content used?

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    Re: soldering with silver content

    Most electrical solder contains some silver but higher concentrations are used when soldering some surface mount components with silver doped end connections. It helps to limit the migration of metal from the component itself into the joint if the alloy is partially saturated.

    There are also special RF applications where skin resistance has to be minimized.

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    Re: soldering with silver content

    I have silver solder in wire form. It's stronger than normal tin/lead solder.
    Silver type is useful to fix metal parts where the fix should be done quickly and occupy a small area. The aim is to avoid generating excess heat which discolors adjacent metal. Example, eyeglass frames, jewelry.

    I keep a separate soldering iron which I use only for the silver type.



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    Re: soldering with silver content

    I use "silver content wire" or solder when I am making high quality metrology / calibration gear for my Blog.
    A good example this is making bridges for a seven stages resistor decade box.
    https://www.ittsb.eu/High-Precision-...stors-Box.html

    The dark side of silver this is corrosion at humid environment.
    But in my applications they are living in clean workshop environment, with just a bit of regular dust in it.



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    Re: soldering with silver content

    Silver solder is used to connect stainless steel to itself or to other steels when low temperatures are required.
    High quality, usually custom-built, bicycle frames are often silver-brazed since the very thin-walled tubes might be heat-treated, and heat must be kept at a minimum to avoid annealing the material.



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