Solderin Iron P.2
Posted 10 August 2002 - 02:26 AM
What are the risks I get by using a 25/30 wt soldering Iron
I have erything else, the 30AWG cable, the flux, the sponge, the solder (.032 60/40 from Radio Shack). but im concerned about the iron.
GTac01 please DO NOT REPLY as your words are meaningless to me and many others in here.
Posted 10 August 2002 - 03:14 AM
Just make sure you dont apply too much heat - literally a split second is all u need.
To be on the safe side, make sure u use a temperature comtrolled one, or borrow a 15W off someone.
Posted 10 August 2002 - 04:18 AM
If you've got a Radio Shack in the area, tell them to order the right iron for you - they do make one, and it's like $7 us...
Before I get flamed into oblivion with "I used a blowtorch and I've modded 99 boxes" posts, please think about your response - It's POSSIBLE to install a nail nothing more than a beer bottle - but how many bottles will you break doing it, and what will your hands look like when you are done?
Posted 10 August 2002 - 08:38 AM
Watts are equal to Joules (energy) per second (time). So it would seem that a 30W iron produces the same amount of energy as a 15W iron, but in half the time. So you would only need to hold a 30W iron to a point for half the time a 15W iron would require. As long as you keep this in mind and just lightly tap your solder points quickly, you should be okay with a higher Wattage iron.
Posted 10 August 2002 - 03:41 PM
Posted 14 August 2002 - 12:36 AM
I went to 5 radio shcaks already, no one has the 15wt soldering iron, they dont even have the 30/15 wt one (checked the site)
it would be really greato if you bought one and send it, although it might take some time to get here (about 5 days, i Live in mexico)
k, thanks for the info.
Posted 14 August 2002 - 04:07 AM
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