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Connecting Single Color Flexible LED Strip to Strip
Solder Connection


 

Step #1:  Remove about a ¼” of the waterproof coating from the end of the two strips you want to connect. You may use your fingernail (if you use a knife be very careful not to cut through the circuit board).

 

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: With a hot, clean soldering iron, use Rosin-Cor solder to pre-tin the solder pads.  It won’t take long to heat the strip so be quick!


Single Color Tin Pre tin solder pads on the end of the single color flexible LED strip with Rosin-Cor Solder


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Step #3: Solder two pre-tinned wires onto the solder pads of the first strip. Try to stay consistent with red as (+) and black as (-). The wires should be long enough that you can hold on to them while soldering.

Solder two pre-tinned wires onto the solder pads of the first single color flexible LED strip


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Step #4: Cut off the excess wires, with approximately 1/4” remaining. Pull off the sheaths from these wires, and pre tin them with solder.

Cut off the excess wires, with approximately 1/4

Leave approximately 1/4

Pull of the sheaths from these wires.

Stripped wires attached to the end of single color flexible LED strip.

Pre tin wires attached to solder pads on first single color flexible LED strip.

Pre tinned 1/4

 

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Step #5: With the flex strips touching each other end-to-end, match the color code letters on both strips (You may have to turn around one of the strips if they don’t match up). Then, solder the wires to the end of the second strip,  forming a bridge.

Pre tinned wires ready to solder onto the solder pads of the second strip.

Solder wires to the second strip, forming a bridge between the solder pads on the end of each single color flexible LED strip.

Completed solder connection between two single color flexible LED strips.

 

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Step #6: Cover connection with hot melt glue and/or heat shrink tubing for extra protection.  Be careful not to burn yourself!

 

Single color flexible LED strip to strip Solder connection covered with hot glue and heat shrink tubing.

 

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