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           N8106 Resistor Mounting Board Tip Do's and Don'ts


Do's Don'ts
Minimize the amount of heat applied to  the solder pads on the individual  boards by using a good low-temperature solder and low wattage iron. Pretinning the pads can make soldering of components on the boards quicker and easier  
  Do not push connecting wires through the holes at each end of the individual boards so that they protrude out the back side loosen the Kapton tape backing. Placing wires just into these holes and gently applying an iron and solder is typically all that is required for a good connection
Remember to cut the Kapton tape between the individual boards before snapping them apart. A scalpel or single-edged razor blade works well.  
Do proper wattage calculations for resistors to be mounted to ensure component over-heating will not occur. Kapton tape is thermally viable up to 500F but "hot" temperatures (>300F) can cause the adhesive backing to soften somewhat and could allow the board to detach from its mounted position.  
  Do not remove protective adhesive cover strip and mount board in final location prior to soldering on components. Even though soldering times tend to be very short, the high heat could damage what the board is mounted to (like a plastic locomotive shell).
Keep unused boards in a dust-free container or bag.. The Kapton tape is wider that the boards and can accumulate dust and dirt along the exposed edges if not protected.  




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