battery desoldering advice
pkoning at equallogic.com
Mon Apr 11 08:30:58 CDT 2005
>>>>> "C" == C Fernandez <C> writes:
C> Jay, If your quick about it, soldering shouldn't hurt a battery.
C> I've kept a wet cloth handy while doing it, so I can keep the
C> battery cool. We've actually been talking about replacing nvram
C> batteries in another thread.... those all get soldered.
I'm not sure I'd want to solder a battery.
However... a tip for soldering things with a lot of metal in them
(i.e., that suck up heat) when you don't want to overheat stuff.
Somewhat counterintuitively, you should use the *heaviest* iron you
can find. That will heat up the object quickly, giving the least time
for the heat to spread.
For example, my plain old Weller will solder PL-259 connectors, but
something heavier will do it better *and* with less damage to the
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