- Apr 1, 2008
No problem, TED rob
I have found silver solder to be very tough to solder with... It cools down very fast, and does not readily melt...pseudolobster said:Personally I recommend not using rosin core solder... I use silver solder and some flux paste.. I dip the components in the flux then go to town with the solder..
I find this works a lot better, the flux paste I got works a lot better than the flux in flux-core solder.. It does a much better job of soldering to dirty or oxidized wires, doesn't leave as much flux mess all over the place, doesn't corrode your bit because the flux doesn't really come in contact with the iron.. Just a preference thing I guess, but I found it made things a lot easier.
What if you apply your soldering iron to it?phoenix77 said:Hey LOBSTER, have you ever tried solder paste ? It's a paste of solder mixed with the solder just dip in the parts, apply a bit of heat & you've got a good secure solder joint rob
No actually, I've never played around with solder paste... I thought it was mostly for use in reflow ovens etc... I hadn't thought of using it with an iron. I'm not really sure how well that'd work either...phoenix77 said:Hey LOBSTER, have you ever tried solder paste ? It's a paste of solder mixed with the solder just dip in the parts, apply a bit of heat & you've got a good secure solder joint rob
Thats odd - most laser diodes have gold plated pins, about the easiest material to solder there is.Spyderz20x6 said:I've always found it hard to tin the diode pins...
It is hard to tin them when you need to get the diode hot enough...
Please clarify this....I'm quite interested in this but am a little confused at what you said...... sorry for my misunderstanding.Montana64 said:[quote author=phoenix77 link=1228338567/20#28 date=1228606926]At some electrical supply stores, you can find a very flat, fine-tipped, spring loaded heat sink that you can clip on the diode pins to deflect heat away from the diode till you get good enough not to need one. They're also made of Aluminum so that solder won't stick to them