my new toy

Got me a new toy — a “Bat­te­ry Powe­red Cord­less Sol­de­ring Iron” from Wel­ler:

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The tip has a dia­me­ter of 0,4mm and the pack­a­ging says it reaches up to 480°C on the tip, but well.…most of the­se litt­le tips are just hot for a second and then the next second the heat has alrea­dy drop­ped by 20°C…

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I’ve used it on the mother­board of an HP lap­top — the­se coils next to the South­bridge chip (big bot­tom chip with that sti­cker on top) nee­ded some resol­de­ring and I real­ly hope that they were the cau­se for the mal­func­tio­n­ing of this mother­board — other­wi­se…sijui.

The three AA-bat­te­ries insi­de the Cord­less Sol­de­ring Iron won’t last for ages, but this litt­le gad­get sure hel­ps to fix a few dots on the board and also it was­n’t that expen­si­ve so I’m not real­ly as disap­poin­ted as I was afraid to be.

Once I can afford it, I will buy this! :-)

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