Slightly OT: TQFP mounting

Patrick Finnegan pat at
Sat Dec 22 13:20:16 CST 2007

On Saturday 22 December 2007 14:15, Patrick Finnegan wrote:
> The technique was basically to tack down the corners of the chip
> first, so that the chip is/stays properly aligned with the board, and
> then drag the soldering iron along each side (using a wedge tip),
> with the solder along the trailing edge.. if you get just the right
> speed, you'll get a good connection.  Then, just take solderbraid and
> an iron to pick up the excess.

I forgot to mention, coating everything in excessive amounts of flux is 

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