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Old 03-04-2011, 01:39 PM   #1
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Soldering to PCB question - picture!



does this look good?
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Old 03-04-2011, 01:40 PM   #2
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Looks pretty good to me, tug on it to make sure it doesn't break loose, and you should be fine.
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Old 03-04-2011, 01:42 PM   #3
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Looks pretty good to me, tug on it to make sure it doesn't break loose, and you should be fine.


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Old 03-04-2011, 02:07 PM   #4
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Looks fine. One thing to look for when soldering is that the deposited solder is shiny. A dull gray looking joint is a sign of a cold solder joint that can fail or cause intermittent problems.
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Old 03-04-2011, 03:35 PM   #5
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A little bit more solder than optimal, but not too much yet. But anyway, shiny = good.

Ah, I remember those days when I didn't need a magnifying glass and tweezers to solder
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Old 03-04-2011, 06:50 PM   #6
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yeah i tried to use a little less than that for the rest of the board.
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Old 03-04-2011, 07:44 PM   #7
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Looks good. It looks like you already heard the little less solder bit.

After you clip the component leads, if you want to clean up the board a bit, remove all of that flux, you could use a bit of isopropyl alcohol and a clean paint brush. I keep isopropyl alcohol in a spray bottle, spray it on the board, and then keep wiping it back and forth with the brush till it evaporates. Takes the flux staining right off.
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