De soldering station help

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dazzer7

Joined May 7, 2016
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Can anyone help my Duratool DZ 915 de soldering station is not heating up properly, It gets to 340 Celsius but very slowly , IT has a max temp of 480 Celsius . Just wonder if anyone knows what could be wrong , I think it could be the heating element starting to go but not sure ?.
 

Dodgydave

Joined Jun 22, 2012
9,322
If it's the element, you can buy a new replacement iron for €15.. Or less...

The iron uses a thermocouple as temperature sensor.
 

dl324

Joined Mar 30, 2015
11,317
It's possible, but heating elements usually fail suddenly; like light bulbs. Could also be the thermostat or whatever is used to adjust the temperature.
 

bassbindevil

Joined Jan 23, 2014
100
Possibly the power supply? Check for bad caps, and confirm that it's delivering the correct voltage. If that's the problem, I'd also expect the iron wouldn't keep a steady tip temperature when soldering big stuff.
And a slim possibility: some setting in the brain got tweaked that causes it to heat up more slowly.
 
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