Suggestions for VT103?
doc at mdrconsult.com
Sun Dec 28 21:53:23 CST 2008
Sridhar Ayengar wrote:
> Ethan Dicks wrote:
>> What you are after is rosin-core lead-based solder around 60/40 or
>> 63/37 tin/lead, with a diameter around 0.5mm (.020") to 0.8mm (.032").
> I highly recommend 63/37 over 60/40. I find it easer to work with.
I had the dubious distinction of being a "Certified Solder Operator"
for TI's Lubbock, TX plant (in, what, '82?). Although the training I
got there spoiled me forever in some ways, it's been invaluable over the
One of the things that stuck was the "true purpose" of eutectic
solder. We always used 60/40 for original or initial soldering, and
eutectic for repairs or "oversolders". If you have a good iron and a
good eye (or, these days, good Optivisor), the flow-point difference
allows doing new work without disturbing old joints.
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