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It is a reference for the preparation for soldering a stranded wire so you get a good joint. You twist the strands together, heat the wire with a soldering iron or gun and then apply a small amount of solder on the tip of the wire and it melts into the strands. Then you can solder the wire to another like wire or to a terminal or whatever. You basically reheat the wire to make connection and can add more solder as needed.

Additional informationTinning is also useful if the wire is to be put in a "screw lug".

The term "tinning" comes from the fact that older solder contains lead and tin. Some of the newer solder is supposed to be lead free.

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