This is an invention to aid soldering large conductors. High electrical current is passed through a stainless steel plate longer and slightly wider than the conductor to be soldered. Thermocouples on the underside of the heater provide temperature data for heating control. A thin sheet of mica electrically insulates the conductor from the heater. Heater current is adjusted to maintain ramp rates and hold temperatures of the conductor.
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