This skill defines how difficult the soldering is on a particular product. It might be a couple simple solder joints, or require special reflow tools.
Skill Level: Noob - Some basic soldering is required, but it is limited to a just a few pins, basic through-hole soldering, and couple (if any) polarized components. A basic soldering iron is all you should need.
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I have used a couple hundred of these. I don’t use the female socket that comes with the the assembly because it is too easily bent when connecting and disconnecting. (I use a surface mount socket that has 4 points of contact and is generally more robust.) Sometimes the fit is a little tight and sometimes it is a little loose. I am not sure if it is the male or female part or both that vary. Overall it gets the job done and has been quite reliable. I would give it five stars if I could get in the exact length that I want.
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It would really be nice to have information on the connector size. I had to dig through the SparkFun Eagle library to find it (2 mm?). The fit was still too snug with the 2 mm smd female connectors on my board, so I had to file these down. I’m not sure if that was a manufacturing issue, or I didn’t get the size right. An actually useful datasheet/product page would be greatly appreciated!
A perfectly fine connector and wire assembly, especially if you can find them on clearance. Great for either battery interfacing or retrofitting other batteries into the Sparkfun ecosystem.