Setting up a VAXstation
Roy J. Tellason
rtellason at verizon.net
Thu Oct 4 00:56:42 CDT 2007
On Wednesday 03 October 2007 13:49, Sridhar Ayengar wrote:
> Fred Cisin wrote:
> >> I suppose I have a lot of practice, but I can strip, order, cut and
> >> crimp and RJ45 for ethernet in about 30 seconds. It takes longer than
> >> that for my iron to warm up.
> > only because you've been turning it off or unplugging it between uses.
> I'd rather my tips not oxidize.
> Peace... Sridhar
That's why I built a little box with a couple of switches, a couple of neon
indcators, and a couple of rectifier diodes...
One switch turns it on and off. The other cuts the power to half, which I
leave it on for "standby". And with a 45W element holding a 1/8" chisel tip,
they last a LONG time for me. Years, even, depending on what I'm doing.
Lots of salvage with a solder sucker seems to eat 'em up quicker.
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