#1
Hey,

Just got my Precision Gold Solder station, and having only ever used uber cheap 25/30 watt pencil irons before, what's a good sort of temperature for pcb work?

I think I read somewhere that 300°c is a good bet.

Thanks, Louis.
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#2
Temperature

Another step to successful soldering is to ensure that the temperature of all the parts is raised to roughly the same level before applying solder. Imagine, for instance, trying to solder a resistor into place on a printed circuit board: it's far better to heat both the copper p.c.b. and the resistor lead at the same time before applying solder, so that the solder will flow much more readily over the joint. Heating one part but not the other is far less satisfactory joint, so strive to ensure that the iron is in contact with all the components first, before touching the solder to it. The melting point of most solder is in the region of 188°C (370°F) and the iron tip temperature is typically 330-350°C (626°-662°F). The latest lead-free solders typically require a higher temperature.


your want it around 330-350 i guess by this
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#3
Cheers dude.

EDIT: Working with this lead free stuff I have, I found about 380' to be good.
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