[sdiy] Low temperature solder paste
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Fri Feb 25 19:00:13 CET 2022
What I can tell you is you can order pure indium inexpensively from
China, and I can tell you where if you want to. Maybe they have solder
balls (I don't know) or full solder paste. If you get solder balls,
you need to add tacky flux, and then you have solder paste.
Experiences: goes gooey real quick, the bond was good (and I was
soldering to the underside of an aluminium heatsink). I wouldn't put
it under mechanical stress, but I haven't really done rigorous tests.
On Fri, Feb 25, 2022 at 5:45 PM Oren Leavitt via Synth-diy
<synth-diy at synth-diy.org> wrote:
> Quick solder paste question/poll
> Does anyone here use low temperature (melt/reflow point) solder paste?
> If so, any successes? Any caveats to look out for? A good brand of low
> temp solder?
> I'm considering the low temp stuff because I don't like subjecting SMD
> components like precision ICs or expo transistor pairs to so much heat
> when hot air reflowing.
> - Oren
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