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What heat source do I need for shrink tubing?

Can I use a hair dryer?Is it hot enough?

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Nope...you need a heat gun or a lighter

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1. Cut the cord where the chip is.
2. Strip the wire on both sides by about 1/8". You should have 4 exposed wires from the two wires inside the cord.
3. Apply some soldering flux to the exposed end.
4. Heat the exposed wires and apply solder. This is call tinning and will help when you are attaching the wires.
5. Cut the heat shrink tube about 1/2" long, you will need two. Insert the heat shrink tube to both wires that is to be soldered.
6. Solder the wires together by applying heat and attaching the wires when the solder melt.
7. move the heat shrink over the soldered area and use a heat gun to heat the tube. It will shrink and provide insulation as well.

**If you don't have soldering experience, you might want to take it to an experienced technician. Bad solder or poor insulation can cause expose wires and poses an electric shock hazard!

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You asked the right person!

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