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Old 10-07-2007, 07:55 PM #1
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Default Re: tired of burnig out you diode while soldering?

That will not work as a replacement for soldering - not at all. That is mainly for laying out circuit traces if you do not have the ability to create your own PCB, and in my experience with using them - total garbage Sorry, man.
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I have one. Tried it. It's fair for tracing circuits on boards when you're using low-power equipment that isn't too sensitive, but the conductive traces are prone to unusual resistances, wearing away, and having weird effects (inductive and/or capacitive). I wouldn't use it for too many tasks, and it isn't of much use in this at all.
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thanks senkat i was gonna buy one so i guess its not worth it its so dam expensive
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Tired of burning out you diode ?? *Hell, I never once burned out me diode while soldering. *25 watt Iron HOT. *Use flux. *Tin all connections first. *Now solder.
Do it quickly.

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lol yea i burned out one of my diodes angsolderi while back
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Tired of burning out you diode ?? *Hell, I never once burned out me diode while soldering. *25 watt Iron HOT. *Use flux. *Tin all connections first. *Now solder.
Do it quickly.

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GAH ! Do NOT use those cold heat irons for anyhting other than possibly doing soldering in the attic ! They work by completing the circuit on the tip of the iron - thus running lethal energy through your diode...bad idea to EVER use those on sensitive electronics !
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Default Re: tired of burnig out you diode while soldering?

SenKat --
I've never seen one. You say that damn thing is an open circuit until connection ????

OMG -- Like Greg says ---- "Don't use one for laser soldering" .... I can see where it could cause a current spike.

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Yup...I did some research on those awhile back and needless to say the reviews were not all that great. They sure did make it look good on the TV ads. :P
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PS: Anyone ever try one of those "cold heat" things we see on TV ?? That might work here.
Yeowch! I wouldn't risk it. They use electrically-charged tips relying on the graphite composite's resistance to generate heat. Those things are death for any sensitive electronics.

I've tried one on general soldering jobs, since I worked for a company that sold them. My review: Hype without hope. Sure, they would get hot, but it was such a pain in the neck to set things right, and it's useless on small stuff. I'll stick with my butane-powered iron and my electric 30W.


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I used a 120 watt soldering iron on mine, just barley touched it to it and soldered it, I had a 25watt one from rat shack but I couldn't find it, but it worked out well. I Don't recommend to use any more then a 35 watt soldering iron on these diodes ever. For my next 2 diodes I will be getting another 25watt one from rat shack.
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The bestest and easiest way is to pre-tinn the wires, and to coat the diode legs with a tiny amount of flux. One touch is all it takes at almost any temperature, and the solder flows so gorgeously, you would swear it is a professional job when you are done. I use a temp regulated 60watt - but always have it cranked to the highest setting, since I am used to the fast soldering. Never lost anything (knock on woooood !) due to excess heat on the iron :-)
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