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shomemagic
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Can you solder a wire to a battery without damaging the battery? I need to put a wire on a watch type battery? Would it be better to glue it on..would it still work what it is connected to? Whats the best way?
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rtgreen
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It shouldn't cause a problem . . .
Carlos Hampton
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Mike,

if you take a look inside of Dlite gimmick you will see that the LED is soldered to the battery (at least the one I have)

I have made my own slighty scratching the battery so the soldering compound will have something to attach to.
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.. yes, scratch it and use plenty of flux, otherwise it "blobs".
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While you can solder to a battery, I'd recommend using a battery casing if at all possible (even if you're just detaching the leads from inside the plastic case to press them against the battery itself, and using a rubber band to hold it in place.) Although it'll take more time in the building phase, when the battery runs out (it's going to happen eventually), it'll be much easier to replace quickly. Who wants to fool around with a soldering iron five minutes before a show starts, anyway?
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shomemagic
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Thanks to all...
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