[sdiy] Which solder is safer for home projects ?

Tony Clark clark at greatlakesmodular.com
Fri Oct 23 23:21:12 CEST 2015


On Fri, Oct 23, 2015 at 5:03 PM, Rick Jansen <rick.jansen at xs4all.nl> wrote:
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>> On 23 Oct 2015, at 15:29, Tom Bugs <admin at bugbrand.co.uk> wrote:
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>> Lead-free -- I have always used lead free solder (apart from old repairs), partly as it is required under RoHS legislation (can of worms about to be opened, no doubt).
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> I was under the impression solder containing lead was being phased out, and especially bought some extra to last me a lifetime some years ago, but apparently it's still readily available (Europe), at least for hobby purposes. Bought a bit extra :-)

Not sure if still true, but here in the US Military spec didn't allow
for lead-free due to reliability concerns.  Nothing like shutting down
a billion dollar defense system with tin whiskers!

AFAIK, leaded solder isn't ever going away.

Tony

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