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prepare soldering points
prepare soldering points –
How do you guys recomend to prepare soldering points after cleaning?
The good way is to heat up the point and then put solder on it.
But I'm afraid the solder will make some bridge this way if accidentally too much is melt.
What if you put solder on the iron tip and then, after applying flux, heat up with it and the solder on the tip itslef?? this is how I made so other jobs.
it depends what you are soldering to, via, leg, fuse etc. i generally tin the wire first, apply flux to the tinned end and where i want to solder to then hold the wire in place and apply heat.
works for me,
many people recommend to tin not only the wire, but also the soldering point (vio or leg). My question is how can you tin such a small soldering point??
Yes, you can tin a soldering point (via or leg) by using a flux pen on that area and put a small drop of solder onto it.
Yes, that's what I was talking about. But my question is... How do you put the solder in such a small place?? without risk to make a solder bridge??
Like I told you, use a flux pen and preferably a magnifying glass. That's what I always do. If you don't have the confidence try to practice using an old pcb board like a hdd board.
no, I didn't explain myself.
I mean, how do you put solder, for example, you heat up the point, then apply solder directly to the point. Or maybe, you tin the tip, and then touch the point so after apply flux, the solder from the tip goes to the point..
How do you do it?
If you're afraid to bridge points, I think you need thinner solder. Try to get something under 1 mm diameter. And of course a solder iron tip that matches.
I always apply solder to the points first and then with the wire ready, heat the point and hold the wire inplace while it's cooling.
On hard points you could add some flux to the wire so that the solder flows easier around the wire.
Hope that helps.
Wouldn't it work if you tin the iron tip and then apply it instead of apply solder.
Even with solder of 0.5mm,some points could be very hard to tin..
by the way, any recomenended solder?? (I use, Sn60 Pb Cu)
I use some Kester 0.5 mm tin 62%, lead 36%, silver 2% solder, the silver makes the joints shiny