Re: Soldering Iron Temperature
Great question, Woody!toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
I'll toss my thoughts in the jar as well - should make the mud that much more rich! hihihi
I use a Weller WES51 soldering iron with an analog temp dial on the front. For SMD work from 1206 to 0403, and for through-hole assembly, I use 650° F and Radio Shack 62/36/2 silver bearing solder. I sometimes have to take the temp to 700 or 750, or switch from a thin pencil to a larger chisel tip in order to attach parts to copper-fill grounds that don't have thermal relief pads. I try to keep the heat to a 2 second count at most and will tweak the temp and/or the tip to keep that approximate rhythm.
I hope that's useful.
73, Andy, KG5RKP
On Sat, Nov 21, 2020 at 02:11 PM, Woody Hester wrote:
Questions for experienced builders who have a soldering station that allows the temperature of the tip to be adjusted.