soldering iron

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by salim18, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. salim18

    Thread Starter New Member

    Dec 24, 2010
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 18, 2011
  2. BrainFog


    Jan 24, 2011
    30watts is about right. I would imagine that with electronics you run the risk of damaging your delicate components with one as high as a 60watts. As for quality it is often best to invest in something of decent quality otherwise you will endlessly end up replacing the cheap ones. Make sure you get a proper holder for the soldering iron too not just a hook.

    Also when I clicked on your link I got security warnings telling me it is an unsafe website.
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  3. salim18

    Thread Starter New Member

    Dec 24, 2010
    i want to purchase soldering iron with said tip, from new york,


    Jul 12, 2011
    Just a quick point. When you are soldering if you leave theiron in its cradle for a while as you are sorting your components its overheats and spoils your nice tinned point. A good solution for this is to incorporate a limit switch on your cradle with a diode wired across it.
    This has the effect of cutting off half a cycle and therefore reducing the power to your iron. the instant you pick it up you are on to full power.
    Works very well in practice.
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  5. Stuntman

    Senior Member

    Mar 28, 2011

    Be very careful with this line of thinking.

    This is a great breakdown of what wattage actually means to the guy using it:

    That said, you are right, 30W is probably sufficient for most small tasks.

    As for the OP: you are listing tips for old 936 and their clones. There are a ton of them out there (one of the most cloned soldering irons in the world). Probably one of the cheapest is this one from circuit specialists: