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What kind of soldering iron??

What kind of soldering iron that will satisfy to use??? and what kind of WATT?? because my soldering iron is very bad, plsss help me

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  • Jhorronie Gayl Bntes Dec 14, 2008

    i soldered mostly a cellphone circuit and a tiny resistor,, what do a specific watt for it?

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For general soldering of wire and electronic components I use a 60 watt Weller iron.
What you should use depends very much on what you want to solder.

Posted on Dec 10, 2008

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    Carl Gehrke Dec 14, 2008

    For small stuff like that I suggest a 15 to 25 watt iron with as small and pointy a tip as you can find. You don't need lots of heat, you need to have a fine control over where the heat goes.

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Most repair procedures on modern TVs require some kind of soldering. It is not a process which you can learn without spending some time getting the proper equipment and practicing until you can make a good solder joint in your sleep.<br /><br />First you need to understand that recently, within the last 5 years, the type of solder has been changed. Originally solder contained lead which can be dangerous, although I would wager that no one licks circuit boards! In order to make solder environmentally friendly more antimony has been added. This means that solder melts at a higher tempreture and does not adhere near as well. Flow is also compromised. Most solder joints now look like what we called cold solder joints in the past.<br /><br />To be able to solder correctly you will need a good iron or better yet a soldering station. You will also need to purchase some lead based solder and some solder with no lead. This is because you do not know at this point what circuit you will be working on.<br /><br />There are many vendors out there selling soldering equipment. <a href="http://www.mcminc.com/">http://www.mcminc.com</a> <a href="http://www.encompass.com/">http://www.encompass.com</a> <a href="http://www.digikey.com/">http://www.digikey.com</a> just to mention a few. <br /><br />The most versatile station would be a unit with an adjustable tempreture range. Then you can solder with lead based or non-lead solder. Lead based solder flows at about 750 degrees farenheith. The newer non-lead based solder flows at about 950 degrees farenheith. This means that you have to be extremely careful not to overheat components.<br /><br />If you cannot afford a variable tempreture unit you should probably purchase several pencil gun units. I would recommend getting a 25 watt, 35 watt and a 50 watt unit. Also get a good solder ****** and some solder wick. Do not get the cheap wick as it does not work after it corrodes due to the oxygen in the air. You will need the solder wick to remove any bad parts. <br /><br />When you are ready to solder let the iron or station heat up to the correct operating tempreture. Trying to solder too soon will give bad results. When the unit is hot and ready to go, place the tip (which should be conical) on the part to be soldered. Do not hurry it. Let it melt the solder and wait to see it flow before adding solder wick or removing the part.<br /><br />Reverse the procedure when soldering in a part. Do not have the iron in contact with the part any more than necessary as you may overheat the unti and damage it.<br /><br />If you follow these instructions you should be able to solder any board, part or device which needs it.<br /><br />Thanks for using FixYa and for the great rating.<br /><br />hardrocko<br />

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Most repair procedures on modern TVs require some kind of soldering. It is not a process which you can learn without spending some time getting the proper equipment and practicing until you can make a good solder joint in your sleep.<br /> <br /> First you need to understand that recently, within the last 5 years, the type of solder has been changed. Originally solder contained lead which can be dangerous, although I would wager that no one licks circuit boards! In order to make solder environmentally friendly more antimony has been added. This means that solder melts at a higher tempreture and does not adhere near as well. Flow is also compromised. Most solder joints now look like what we called cold solder joints in the past.<br /> <br /> To be able to solder correctly you will need a good iron or better yet a soldering station. You will also need to purchase some lead based solder and some solder with no lead. This is because you do not know at this point what circuit you will be working on.<br /> <br /> There are many vendors out there selling soldering equipment. <a href="http://www.mcminc.com">http://www.mcminc.com</a> <a href="http://www.encompass.com">http://www.encompass.com</a> <a href="http://www.digikey.com">http://www.digikey.com</a> just to mention a few. <br /> <br /> The most versatile station would be a unit with an adjustable tempreture range. Then you can solder with lead based or non-lead solder. Lead based solder flows at about 750 degrees farenheith. The newer non-lead based solder flows at about 950 degrees farenheith. This means that you have to be extremely careful not to overheat components.<br /> <br /> If you cannot afford a variable tempreture unit you should probably purchase several pencil gun units. I would recommend getting a 25 watt, 35 watt and a 50 watt unit. Also get a good solder ****** and some solder wick. Do not get the cheap wick as it does not work after it corrodes due to the oxygen in the air. You will need the solder wick to remove any bad parts. <br /> <br /> When you are ready to solder let the iron or station heat up to the correct operating tempreture. Trying to solder too soon will give bad results. When the unit is hot and ready to go, place the tip (which should be conical) on the part to be soldered. Do not hurry it. Let it melt the solder and wait to see it flow before adding solder wick or removing the part.<br /> <br /> Reverse the procedure when soldering in a part. Do not have the iron in contact with the part any more than necessary as you may overheat the unti and damage it.<br /> <br /> If you follow these instructions you should be able to solder any board, part or device which needs it.<br /> <br /> Thanks for using FixYa and for the great rating.<br /> <br /> hardrocko

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Got a question for the community, i am looking at buying a sodering iron, for working on cb radios and i have found one that seems to fit the bill and my pocket book, it is a 40watt pencil tip sodder


40 Watts is pretty powerful and will do what you need. However if it doesn't have any temperature control it may be too powerful. I use a 25 Watt electric soldering iron and it does everything I ever wanted in electronics. The danger of using an iron that is too hot is that it could heat components and solder beside where you want the heat.

If it's a gas operated soldering iron it's probably ok since ratings on gas irons are only estimates. Gas soldering irons are handy for working away from mains power, like in your car, however many of them tend to work great when new but after a few months they start to run out of gas very quickly probably possibly because they develop a leak. If you're only buying one I'd say get an electric 25 Watt one.

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