[sdiy] Transition to Lead-Free Hand Soldering

sleepy_dog at gmx.de sleepy_dog at gmx.de
Sat Aug 21 17:16:22 CEST 2021

Have I claimed they don't list it?
I said they would not let me buy it. That implies that they do list it
and I tried - think a little.
Have you actually *bought* that recently?
Actually try it. you might get as far as putting it in the shopping cart
and going to the checkout.

TME and Batronix (IIRC) would not let me actually  buy it.
I don't know about exact regulations and whether some places are acting
early on some future policy and some don't, or something.
Though, you have not actually bought it from Conrad. So maybe not.

cheater cheater:
> You must be really bad at shopping. Here's leaded solder at the
> largest hobby electronics distributor in Germany, actively
> manufactured and supported* by a German company in Germany in
> Wuppertal.
> https://www.conrad.de/de/p/hf32smd-sn60pb40-0-5mm-100g-solder-typ1-1-3b-1-800112384.html
> * in fact, I spoke with the guy responsible for customer support just
> a couple days ago. I needed to ask about the thermal conductivity of
> one of their solders. He didn't really know but said it's probably
> like 60/40 since it's just 60/40 with 2% copper. I bought the roll
> like 15 years ago. They still sell the same kind. There's no
> conceivable reason to start stocking up on leaded solder.
> If you want to buy leaded solder paste, buy it on Alibaba or something
> like that. That's where you should be buying most of your supplies
> anyways, as a lot of stuff in Europe is just rebranded Chinese stuff.

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