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Strip and tin motor winding wire

Strip and tin motor winding wire

Strip and tin motor winding wire

Hi All,

Anyone know of a good way to strip the coating to tin the wire?

Tried solder pot up to 1000F to no avail.
Mfr used to offer a solution that would dissolve coating but was not EPA friendly.

Any ideas?



RE: Strip and tin motor winding wire

Scrape it off carefully with a knife? It's a pita but doable.


RE: Strip and tin motor winding wire

Thanks Edison,
We tried that too but need to do 500 pcs. Sanding off was suggested but I wanted to see if there was a solvent to make the task easier.


RE: Strip and tin motor winding wire

Solvents are available but you said it is a no-no.


RE: Strip and tin motor winding wire

As long as they are EPA friendly I’m ok with it.

RE: Strip and tin motor winding wire

A manufacturing plant I worked at used a molten salt bath to strip enamelled wire. Wasn't my patch of plant so didn't really get familiar with it.

RE: Strip and tin motor winding wire

There are lots of tools specifically for that.

There is something called "SIENNA MWS" which is a laser stripper. It leaves the wire absolutely positively cleaned to the molecular level.

PDF Data Sheet of one offering

It does this to wire:

Then there's the cheapo standard found EVERYWHERE:

And if you're looking to do smaller wire:
Small Magnet wire stripper


Keith Cress
kcress - http://www.flaminsystems.com

RE: Strip and tin motor winding wire

You said the tinning, not the insulation, right? Why?

" We are all here on earth to help others; what on earth the others are here for I don't know." -- W. H. Auden

RE: Strip and tin motor winding wire

There's no mention of wire size.
Five hundred pieces of [WHAT] wire size?

The reason I ask is because working with a (AWG) number 38 wire for example
would require solutions other than what's been suggested... so far.


RE: Strip and tin motor winding wire

Strip to tin, correct.
24 AWG
We need to remove ~ 3/8” of coating off each end of a 2” long wire.


RE: Strip and tin motor winding wire

Thanks Keith! I found it anyway searching Google Images lol...


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