Soldering Tip...which one....

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by SolomonMan, Jun 30, 2016.

  1. SolomonMan

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    Jan 24, 2012
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    I have an older (ok real old) Hexacon Vara-Temp MV15 Soldering Station.

    I believe it was my late dads.

    I powered it up the other night to realize that the soldering tips were no longer with the station after our recent relocation. Station Heats up just fine. I usually used this station for my fine soldering.

    From memory....the tips went around...not a screw in type.

    Honestly I am not overly familiar with Soldering tip selection or even how to select the correct tips etc. The last tips were bought more than a decade ago for this station...

    I would like to know where I could get tips for this old station and how to match station to tips...is it by size and/or station make/ model?

    Thanks
    Chris
     
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2016
  2. AlbertHall

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    Soldering iron tips are not generally interchangeable between different makes/models. If you iron looks like this then the tips are still available.
    http://www.techni-tool.com/432SO1500
     
  3. shteii01

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    Hexacon is still in business, still make soldering irons and stations. You could email them.
     
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  5. SolomonMan

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    Jan 24, 2012
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    This looks to be exactly the same unit except mine is a tan color one.

    The tips from the drawings look correct. The tips slide over with circle rings I believe keeping things in place.

    Thanks for the help!
    Chris
     
  6. SolomonMan

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    Looks like the ones I had or need were Hexacon sleeve tips.

    Thanks
    Chris
     
  7. SolomonMan

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    Thanks everyone for the help!

    Chris
     
  8. SolomonMan

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    Got a Quick Response from Hexacon.

    They say yes they are available and are Sleeve type.

    The following tips will work;
    HT880X -> HT886X.

    original_catalog-09_SolderingIronHexacon_tips.jpg
     
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