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SMD soldering

Postby xanthic » Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:11 pm

When I looked for some guides for SMD soldering, I didn't expect this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5qYG95bbz8

How not to do it!

edit - correct tag this time... :oops:

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Re: SMD soldering

Postby phenoptix » Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:24 pm

Certainly an interesting method, lots of heat into the IC though. I'm hoping to get a stencil made next week for a bit of SMD manufacture! Got the solder paste in yesterday, just need to order toaster oven!

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Re: SMD soldering

Postby dec0y7 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:42 pm

That's how I do tsop 48 nands.

@phenoptix which flux did you get? When I was doing xbox/px3 reflows I used liquid flux and tried loads but settled on my own home made liquid flux using paste and ipa worked a treat.

Some nice ovens on the market now.

Will have to keep us updated as I love all things solder based from irons to re work stations and I've never seen a over in action so will be nice to see yours working.
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Re: SMD soldering

Postby phenoptix » Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:17 pm

Er flux? None as yet! As for ovens - my first choice is one of these! http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/p ... 234810.htm if Argos ever get them back in stock...

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Re: SMD soldering

Postby xanthic » Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:23 pm

I was worried about the amount of heat going in. If it doesn't kill it, it can't help the lifespan of the component. I guess mileage will vary...

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Re: SMD soldering

Postby dec0y7 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:36 pm

@xanthic like I said I've used the method before on xbox nand's (dual nand mod) one I've got in my slim and never had a problem but I guess someone not used to soldering will have problems, you can get heat spreaders for soldering but for me it would take loner then the work to sort it out.

@phenoptix have you looked at the halogen oven? Like this one www.argos.co.uk/m/static/Product/partNumber/4234470.htm cost more but I've got one and they are amazing, the built-in fan could be a problem, it could blow the smd's out of line. Plus you get to see what happening.
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Re: SMD soldering

Postby phenoptix » Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:34 pm

Interesting, how do you load it?

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Re: SMD soldering

Postby dec0y7 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:43 pm

The top comes off, I'll post a pic of mine later
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Re: SMD soldering

Postby dec0y7 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:06 pm

That's how it opens

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Re: SMD soldering

Postby phenoptix » Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:12 pm

I think the door set up on the toaster oven will be better for insertion and removal of toasty warm PCBs. Still an interesting proposition though.


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