What are your soldering station preset temps?

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What are your soldering station preset temps?

Postby kenyee » Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:45 am

Out of curiosity, what do folks use for their soldering station preset temps?

Splurged a bit on the new Hakko 888D (digital version of the 888 that people seem to recommend) and it has 5 factory presets. I'm puzzled by what they chose though:
600F (316C)
700F (371C)
750F (399C)
800F (427C)
850F (454C)

I don't get why they put in the two highest values. According to their optimal temp support note, the highest temp you'd ever need is 382C (352C if you have their newer composite tips which don't work on this station):
http://www.hakkousa.com/kb/Knowledgebas ... 10297.aspx

I would have put in 482F(250C) as one of their presets instead because this is what they recommend for tip cleaning...and 650F since that seems like another common temp.

These fancy soldering stations are neat...always had generic pencil irons, but figured $91 shipped is pretty damned cheap for what it is and it'll last a lifetime... :-)
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Re: What are your soldering station preset temps?

Postby matseng » Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:55 am

I just set my stations to about 280C for a normal sized tip, 300C for the ultra pointy needle tips. And jack it up to 380-400 when I solder magnet wire and want to burn thru the isolation.
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Re: What are your soldering station preset temps?

Postby sqkybeaver » Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:43 pm

i start at about 325c and bump it up in 25c steps as needed, still have not gone digital though so i expect about +-10c error
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