Originally Posted by Walker
you still alive, Hunter?
lol great post
I agree with P-J on both points. I wired my contactors in between the power and the SSR to make sure the SSR is cold when the contactor is off. Since SSRs tend to fail in the closed (on) state and contactors tend to fail in the open (off) state, I thought this was safest.
As for #2, the first method P-J mentions is how I learned to solder. Tin both pieces, lay them together and heat until solder flows.