Combination Crimp/solder Process
Original Publication Date: 1986-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-08
The crimping of electrical terminations between conductors and connectors may result in unreliable or intermittent connections. It is especially difficult to achieve a reliable electrical and mechanical connection between a hard connector material and a soft copper wire. While the soldering of electrical connections produces a reliable electrical connection, mechanically it may not be as sound. A connection that is superior in both the electrical and mechanical sense is achieved by combining the processes of crimping and reflow soldering. Reflow soldering by vapor phase has the advantage of reflowing large numbers of solder terminations simultaneously.