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which of the two flux dispensors on this page is best?

http://www.maplin.co.uk/Search.aspx?...ce=15&SD=Y

rosin core, or just normal flux?


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probably normal, however i have never used a flux pen, i just got some soldering flux from the hardware store.
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on the maplin website, there is not any normal flux in a tub
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which of the two flux dispensors on this page is best?

rosin core, or just normal flux?
They're both rosin-based fluxes, but one's no-clean, meaning it doesn't need to be cleaned off the circuit after using it. *I'd go with that one. *The flux pens will make it simple to control putting the flux on, but I'd see if you could find a paste flux too, as it's useful when you need to apply some heavy flux. *I'm not sure what kind of store you have over there, but the local Radioshack in the US carries it.

Here's a Radioshack dealer in the UK that carries it:
http://www.barnstapletelecom.co.uk/p....php?p=6400021

You could probably find it elsewhere too.

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probably normal, however i have never used a flux pen, i just got some soldering flux from the hardware store.
I'm hoping it isn't plumber's flux, they use an acid flux that isn't good for electronics, it will damage your board.
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yeah i use acid flux, it just needs to be wiped away after soldering with a damp cloth.
it works really well though, its good for soldering to batteries

i should probably get a pen to do boards properly
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