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 #117173  by NSP
 Wed Aug 08, 2012 5:24 am
So, I ordered up some Mogami cable and Neutrik plugs to rewire my pedal board. I'm experienced with general soldering, but haven't had to do a bunch of cables before. The iron I currently have is 25W. Will that be adequate for the job, or is it recommended to use one with more power? I don't want to end up with cold solder joints.

Thanks!
 #117174  by TI4-1009
 Wed Aug 08, 2012 5:42 am
I was a lot happier after I moved up from a 25w to a 45w. A lot more heat- you can get in and out a lot faster, particularly for soldering grounds onto pots. For cables and jacks you might be OK with the 25.
 #117236  by NSP
 Fri Aug 10, 2012 5:34 am
Yeah, thanks guys. I used my 25W for the cables and they're turning out great. However, I'd definitely use a 40W for soldering to the backs of pots.