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Old 03-14-2012, 03:49 PM   #1
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What temp do you guys set your soldering irons at for soldering wires to esc and motor? (rx8 to pro4)
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Old 03-14-2012, 07:03 PM   #2
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I set my trakpower tk950 to about *825 degrees. Works great. What kind of solder iron are you using?
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I set my trakpower tk950 to about *825 degrees. Works great. What kind of solder iron are you using?
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Old 03-14-2012, 08:29 PM   #4
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800 degrees, but if you are new at soldering dont overheat your equipment.

Most racers use their irons that hot because its fast and you can pull good joints without overheating anything (like plastic connector housings). Just be careful, you shouldnt need it on their very long at all. Tin the locations first and you should be good to go.
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I go around 850...and I use a fat tip. Makes for less heat reduction in the tip when you start soldering (applying heat) and you can get in and out very quickly.
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I go around 850...and I use a fat tip. Makes for less heat reduction in the tip when you start soldering (applying heat) and you can get in and out very quickly.
get in and out very quickly huh john.. I personally like to finesse it a little. getting in and out quickly can result in damage.
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Old 03-15-2012, 01:40 PM   #7
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At work we set our irons between 700 and 750, but we're typically working with surface mount components. Even then, I dont go higher than 750 when I solder wire dirctly to a PCA. Takes a little longer, but its better for the board and components in the long run
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