tayken wrote:Nice work arhi!
Now I just need to find a source of this "pencils". There is a huge "open market" (mixture of flee market and regular stores but all on big open field) near Belgrade and some Bulgarians and Romanians are selling these pencils. They have no markings on them but are same construction as hakko 907 esd
handle, take same tips (I purchase original hakko tips and use with my irons)... They work 24VAC 1.7A so 40W. The "QUICK 907A" handle I have on my main soldering station (analog) is 50W one so similar, also hakko knockoff...
Anyhow I will give these boards to my friends as I really needed only one. Thing is I really should make double AC input as sending 24VAC to 7805 or BA05T or any other 3pin regulator ain't gonna work properly. Not sure if removing 3 diodes and using only D3 while shortening D2 would help. It will be much more ripple but maybe regulator would have it easier :D ....
tayken wrote:By the way, the taped ones are e-tested ones. They should have a mark on the side.
hm well the one I used is from the "untaped" bunch :D works like a charm :D i see a small marking on a side, looks like graphite pen or something else very thin. This is the first batch from seed I did, I used ITead so far and they always came marked with a thick red marker on a side :D, not that it matters :D (I switched to seed for pcb's as seed allows payment with ccard compared to itead that only allows paypal).