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How to Desolder Pins

How to Desolder Pins

You need to desolder pins when replacing or salvaging components on a circuit board. Desoldering pins remove the connection/attachment to the circuit board. The most important consideration when desoldering pins is how to remove the molten solder that attaches pins. With this in mind, there are two main ways. First and foremost, you can use …

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How to Desolder SMD

How to Desolder SMD

Before discussing desoldering SMDs, it is important to define the term. What is SMD? SMDs are surface-mounted devices. A typical SMD is mounted on a circuit board and soldered in place. To remove SMDs, they must be de-soldered. How to Desolder SMD Step 1: Collect the Right Equipment/Tools/Supplies There are several ways of removing surface-mounted …

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Why Is My Soldering Iron Not Heating Up

Why Is My Soldering Iron Not Heating Up ( 6 Troubleshooting Tips)

Before finding the answer to the following question, “Why Is My Soldering Iron Not Heating Up” it’s important to understand How Hot a Soldering Iron Should Be?. Generally, soldering should occur between 316 and 371 degrees Celsius or 600 to 700 degrees Fahrenheit. The type of solder in question determines the specific temperature target. Ideally, …

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Why Is Tinning A Soldering Iron Important

Why Is Tinning A Soldering Iron Important ( And How To Do It)

Before discussing why tinning a soldering iron is necessary, it’s important to define tinning. Tinning can be described as a process that involves covering/coating a soldering iron tip with melted tin or solder. Tin is a post-transition metal popular for coating joints as well as materials used in joints. Tin also has metal strengthening and …

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