Soldering DB connectors

Mike Stein mhs.stein at
Tue Nov 10 23:25:47 CST 2020

Same here. Also works for soldering header pins etc.; stick a matching
connector on the other side of the board and they stay flush and

On Tue, Nov 10, 2020 at 11:43 PM Ethan Dicks via cctech <
cctech at> wrote:

> 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!
> -ethan

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