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Attaching Wires to single color Flexible LED Strip
Solder Connection

 


 

Step #1:  Remove about a ¼” of the water-proof coating from the end of the strip.  You may use your fingernail (if you use a knife be very careful not to cut through the circuit board).  For best results, clean the contacts with fine sandpaper or a wire brush.

Peel off waterproof coating at the end of the single color flexible LED strip Single color flexible LED strip with coating peeled off and solder pads cleaned


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Step #2: If using our control cable, strip the casing approximately 3/4”.  Strip each small wire 1/8”.  For added protection, put a 1” long piece of heat shrink tubing over the wire (So that when you are finished you can position it over the connection). 


Control cable with outer casing stripped approximately 3/4 Small wires of control cable stripped approximately 1/8


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Step #3: With a hot, clean soldering iron, use Rosin-Core solder to pre-tin the solder pads and stripped wires with solder.  It won’t take long to heat the strip so be quick!  You may double up the wires if you are going to be running several rolls or long distances.


Pre tin stripped wires of control cable, to make it easier to solder to the end of the single color flexible LED strip. Pre tin solder pads on the end of the single color flexible LED strip with Rosin-Cor Solder


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Step #4: Match up the wires to the pads on the end of the strip, being careful to match the positive (+) and negative (-) marks on both strips.  With a little excess solder on the gun, touch the pad and the wire at the same time, soldering them together.  Add more solder if needed.  Repeat process for the remaining pad/wire.  


Match up the wires with the solder pads, red for positive and black for negative. Solder wires to the solder pads of the single color flexible LED strip.


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Step #5: Cover connection with hot melt glue and/or heat shrink tubing for extra protection.  Be careful not to burn yourself!


Cover solder connection with heat shrink tubing



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