18101Re: Soldering technique
- Feb 1, 2008I've used only a conventional soldering iron and lead solder (but
If, say, I'm going to do all of the SMT capacitors, I put a touch
of solder on ONE of the pads for the caps - only enough to 'wet'
the pad, or cover it. Then once that's done for all the caps,
I hold each in place and just touch the iron to the end over the
pre-soldered pad. Once they're all attached like this, it's easy
to just go around and touch a tiny bit to the other ends.
I've built an 80/40 successfully so far and I'm mid-way through
the 20/30 - actually the 20/30 daughter card tests good.
Similarly with the ICs, just pre-wet one pin, position the part
and tack. Just so. I do try to 1) NOT spend too much time on
each pin I touch and 2) if I hit a pin on IC1, I'll move on to
IC2 and IC3 before I come back.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Larry W. Irwin Sr"
> I am new to surface mount soldering and need some advice. I have
> built two softrocks with no success. I "think" my smt soldering was ok
> but I had mega-trouble getting good solder joints on the components
> with leads. Does this mean that I should use a regular iron and solder
> for those components?
> Any advice would be appreciated.
> Thanks & 73
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