You will need
  • - soldering station;
  • - flux;
  • - solder;
  • cutters;
  • - pliers;
  • - tweezers;
  • - the knife.
Understand for themselves the advantages of a soldering station over a conventional soldering iron. Station has an adjustable heat range that minimizes the risk of overheating the soldered components. Has the function of maintaining a constant temperature of soldering tip, which is thus protected from burnout, leading to reduced spending on consumables. Another distinctive feature of soldering station – cradle and bath for cleaning sponge. The price of the good soldering stations start at 800 rubles, but such cost is more than compensated by the described advantages.
Choosing a soldering station, focus primarily on the power of the soldering iron. For soldering of printed circuit boards sufficient power output 25-40 watts. If you need to solder wire section of a few millimeters, it is natural and 100 watts will be enough. The choice depends on those works for which you use a soldering station.
Before soldering, decide also with the supply voltage. If you use a standard for Russia, (voltage 220 V, 50 Hz) use the station with the appropriate parameters. For soldering in the car or places where power is unavailable, use the device with the power supply 12-24 V.
Before soldering, select the form of soldering. This parameter is crucial when soldering printed circuit boards. Today, the soldering station offers a wide range of pressed in the form of blades, cones, needles, and so on. It is desirable to have a choice, to on the experience to determine what shapes and sizes sting more appropriate for different type of soldering.
Preparing soldering equipment, pick up supplies. You will need a flux to remove oxides and solder. When selecting the flux is not limited to traditional rosin on the market today, you can pick up a wide range of flux residues washed off with plain water, not damaging the tip of a soldering iron and high quality solder. Best of all, if you are using flux Packed in the form of a syringe, it is convenient when soldering.
Use for soldering solder wire section 1 to 5 mm. Widely spread today multi-solders, when the internal tin wire is a number of channels flux, which ensures high quality soldering.
Use when soldering the activator tip. It is necessary to increase the service life of the soldering station. Before each weld, and after completion of works immerse the sting in a jar of activator. In this case, the tip forms a protective coating that protects the tool from fouling.
Please have hand tools, no soldering which can be difficult: a sharp knife, wire cutters, pliers, tweezers. Correctly install the lighting: the light should fall so that the hand with the soldering iron did not close the place of the soldering.
The General technology of production of soldering using the soldering station is not different from that of a conventional soldering iron. Much depends on the specific conditions, character and dimensions of the mating components. Significant difference – work with the soldering station provides greater comfort, high efficiency and appropriate quality of the soldering.