SBC6120 (a build-it-yourself PDP-8 clone) Last Buy and End of Life
kyrrin at bluefeathertech.com
Sun Jun 4 10:34:21 CDT 2006
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On 04-Jun-06 at 21:51 Ethan Dicks wrote:
>On 6/4/06, Gooijen, Henk <henk.gooijen at oce.com> wrote:
>> For repair of non-RoHS complint equipment, it is still allowed to use the
>> "old" parts. The RoHS rule only applies to new-built equipment.
>> As a hobbyist you must make sure that you do not mix RoHS and non-RoHS
>parts because the technique and the material to solder these parts are
>Well... 1/8W RoHS resistors and decoupling caps can't cost that much,
>and presumably the new "solder" will still wick to gold, so one could
>still use old gold-plated machine-pin sockets, yes?
I would also question if it's bad to mix the parts. I've already done so, several times, and found that regular lead-bearing solder works just fine on RoHS components.
While I have no doubt that the special solder and techniques will be required for manufacturing, I don't see (at least for the moment) why regular solder will not work. If you're paranoid about it, you can do as I've done for years and use solder with 1.4% silver.
Keep the peace(es).
Bruce Lane, Owner & Head Hardware Heavy,
Blue Feather Technologies -- http://www.bluefeathertech.com
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