Soldering DB connectors

Richard Milward rsmilward at
Tue Nov 10 12:47:28 CST 2020

Something that's always worked for me: when soldering a male DB 
connector (DB9, DB25, whatever -- or really any male/pin style 
connector), plug it into a mating female connector first. That will hold 
the pins securely in place and prevent them from sagging in the plastic 
of the body if your soldering iron is too hot or you hold it on too long.


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