Suggestions for VT103?

Sridhar Ayengar ploopster at gmail.com
Mon Dec 29 07:57:38 CST 2008


Diane Bruce wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 28, 2008 at 09:26:24PM -0500, Ethan Dicks wrote:
>> On Sun, Dec 28, 2008 at 9:07 PM, Sridhar Ayengar <ploopster at gmail.com> 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.
>> Sure, but I'd never _not_ do a project because all I had on hand was
>> 60/40, though.
> 
> As you know, the biggest difference is the lower melting point of 63/37,
> that does make it easier to work with.

It's not the lower melting point.  It's that the mixture is eutectic.

Peace...  Sridhar



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