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SOLDER & FLUX KIT   for nickel and silver electrodes
Motor/Actuator Kit
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Part Numbers:
MSF-003-NI
For nickel and silver electrodes
Price
ROHS:
ROHS
Piezo exempt.   Product compliant.
Description: Soldering wires to the electrodes of piezoceramic sheet and/or the center shim of a 2-layer bending element can be difficult if the proper materials are not used. There is a vast array of materials to choose from. The Solder / Flux Kit offers the right materials to get started at once and provides information to procure materials directly from the manufacturer later. Recommended procedure is described.

Nickel Electrodes: Nickel has good corrosion resistance and is a good choice for both DC and low frequency AC applications. It can usually be soldered to easily with tin/lead solder. Electroless nickel, used for plating piezoceramic, contains phosphor. Sometimes the phosphor content in a plating run can make it hard to solder. Vacuum deposited nickel electrodes are usually very thin, making soldering tricky.
Description of Center Shims: Generally, the center shim layer of a 2-layer piezoelectric bending element is either brass or stainless steel. A wire is attached to the center shim if the element is used in parallel operation. Shims are soldered in the same way as electrodes, using the proper liquid flux.
THE KIT INCLUDES
Solder
  Lead Free Solder
Flux
  #67 Liquid flux, 7ml
Wires
  #32 AWG, 5" long, red,   5 pieces
  #32 AWG, 5" long, black, 5 pieces
Piezoceramic
  Piezo practice piece with nickel electrodes, ˜ 1 square inch
Instruction Sheet
  For soldering to nickel electrodes
PRICING INFORMATION   USD each
Part Numbers
Description
1 pc.
MSF-003-NI
Solder/Flux Kit for Nickel and Silver Electrodes
$60