[time-nuts] HP 5370B low frequency modulation

Brooke Clarke brooke at pacific.net
Mon Jul 23 09:53:58 EDT 2007

Hi Didier:

Would you elaborate on the comment "Gold plated connectors are a well known 
example."  Do you mean when soldered with Lead Tin solder instead of a silver 
bearing solder or something else?

Have Fun,

Brooke Clarke

Didier Juges wrote:
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> I have seen cold solder joints on thermal fuses and certain types of
> capacitors, while the rest of the instrument was fine with no sign of
> corrosion.
> I think it has to do with the metal used for certain component leads. Either
> they were never soldered well, or interface corrosion developed over time.
> Gold plated connectors are a well known example.
> Didier KO4BB
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> Highly unlikely, but, possible, especially if it was in a corrosive
> atmosphere. Of course then I would expect to see evidence of corrosion on
> other components. 
> ...
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