[sdiy] Solder stops flowing all of a sudden?

Elby Designs elby_designs at ozemail.com.au
Wed Jan 22 08:01:48 CET 2014


If you are using lead-free solder then you need lead-free soldering tips.
They ARE different to lead tips and neither work well with the other i.e.
lead-free tip and lead-solder or lead-tip and lead-free solder do not work
well together.

Also, lead-free tips need to run hotter than their lead counterparts.

Cleaning and maintenance of the tips is completely different as well

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-----Original Message-----
From: synth-diy-bounces at dropmix.xs4all.nl
[mailto:synth-diy-bounces at dropmix.xs4all.nl] On Behalf Of Karl Ekdahl
Sent: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 11:55 AM
To: Barry Klein; Synth DIY
Subject: Re: [sdiy] Solder stops flowing all of a sudden?

well, the tip is brand new and the solder station (a weller wes 51) and the
temperature (650 - 750F depending) is the same i've always used. Mainly
trying to figure out if there's a chance the solder isn't fluxed halfway
through or if my station is starting to go downhill, tho it looks like it's
heating up properly.





Den tisdag, 21 januari 2014 19:47 skrev Barry Klein <Barry.L.Klein at wdc.com>:
Is your tip 4 years old too? :-)
Try a different iron to see if it is due to the iron/tip.
Otherwise, it is due to the large solar flare a week or two back that caused
a disturbance in the outer ring of the tin electrons within the solder.



-----Original Message-----
From: Karl Ekdahl [mailto:elektrodwarf at yahoo.se] 
Sent: Tuesday, January 21, 2014 4:37 PM
To: Barry Klein; Synth DIY
Subject: SV: [sdiy] Solder stops flowing all of a sudden?

i've used >30 rolls of this solder over the last course of 4 years :) it's
just fine. i'm just trying to figure out why this is happening all of a
sudden




Den tisdag, 21 januari 2014 18:32 skrev Barry Klein <Barry.L.Klein at wdc.com>:
A lot of the "no clean" "lead free" solders make bad looking joints after
heated for more than a second or so.
Get some of this:
http://www.mgchemicals.com/products/solder/fluxes/rosin-flux-835/
Put some in a plastic bottle or syringe with a needle dispenser to apply
directly to the joint.
Some stores offer a flux pen which works too.

Barry


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