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If you do choose to solder your wires together, here is a tip from our pal, Mike, who has worked in the computer industry for decades. First, put a piece of shrink wrap over the longest wire you want to solder to keep it away from the heat. Then strip the two wires and bend them into an L-shape about 3⁄8- to 1⁄2-inch from the end. Then place them over one another and twist them so that the bottom of the L from one wire is wrapped around the top of the L from the other wire. Then solder and apply the heat shrink. Mike also recommends using the smallest-diameter rosin cored silver soldering wire you can get from Radio Shack.