Soldering DB connectors

Ethan Dicks ethan.dicks at
Tue Nov 10 15:00:07 CST 2020

On Tue, Nov 10, 2020 at 1:47 PM Richard Milward via cctalk
<cctalk at> wrote:
> 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.

Yep.  Been doing it that way for a lot of years.  Good tip!


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