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WORKSHOP VIDEO #59: 946A+ solder reflow hot plate

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

[embed]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gkZX0r4cvQ[/embed] This week we take a look at the 946A+ solder reflow hot plate from our last Shenzhen equipment haul. There's a ton of no-name 946A+ out there, ours happens to be D-GOLD. They're all pretty similar, and run about $50 in Shenzhen. Using a kitchen hot plate is a...

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Hot plate reflow test 1 and 2

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

Reflowed two 0805 caps on two qfp protoboards. One at 250 and one at 240c.p Both took about 30 seconds to reflow. Anyone know the optimal temp for crappy old lead solder paste? Board at 250 looks scorched but that could be from the reflow oven instead. Will do a...

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220 dollar IR reflow oven

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Picked up this infrared reflow oven for 1400 rmb, about 200 bucks, in Shenzhen. It isn't the at923 (or whatever) that shows up on eBay for $300, and lacks the viewing window. Comes highly recommended by Dimitri at SmARtMAKER, and seemed better built than the other one which was available...

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