[Noisebridge-discuss] surface-mount rework pre-heater
jake at spaz.org
Wed May 9 01:07:36 PDT 2012
I have donated a hot-air rework station to noisebridge.
It is a metal thing with blue and black and silver metal, and a
centrifugal fan, and it has ducts which flow hot air onto the top and
bottom of a circuitboard you want to rework.
the idea is that you bring the whole board up to a high temperature, and
then when you direct hotter air at a specific part (using our very
excellent hot-air soldering station) it doesn't have far to go to get to
the point where the solder is molten.
it makes all the difference.
Please do not do anything which will cause nasty chemicals to fall into
the duct below, because it will be breathing it out (heated) into our
environment. In the meantime, happy surface-mount soldering.
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