[sdiy] Transition to Lead-Free Hand Soldering

Vladimir Pantelic vladoman at gmail.com
Fri Aug 20 22:12:25 CEST 2021


On 8/20/21 10:07 PM, Jay Schwichtenberg via Synth-diy wrote:

> One thing I haven't seen mentioned here is the PCBs. There are various coatings 
> used for the solder pads, this only applies for the solder tinned ones. So, my 
> understanding (correct me if I'm wrong here) here is that you can solder lead 
> tinned boards with lead free solder but you can't solder lead free tinned boards 
> with leaded solder. So you'll have to know what your boards are tinned with and 

all my "prototype" PCBs are lead free HASL and they solder just fine with leaded 
solder - no idea if they will spontaneously explode in a couple of years though...



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