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joe

#43177

lead free | 4 August, 2006

Does anyone have any ideas on how to keep my soldering tips from turning black when using lead free solder. I am going through a lot of tips.

Thanks

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aj

#43179

lead free | 4 August, 2006

buy leadfree compatible ones !

Are your op's trained on Leadfree soldering?

aj...

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joe

#43180

lead free | 4 August, 2006

I did

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Rob

#43182

lead free | 4 August, 2006

Hi Joe,

Try:

S03X7C-56M from koki - http://www.ko-ki.co.jp which has cobalt in it to extend tip life or:

SN100C from Nihon Superior, which is a nickel stabilised alloy that also extends tip life.

The Koki solder flows better that any other leadfree solder from our experience (it's roughly a SACX + cobalt), but does require extaction. However the SN100C is also a very good solder.

Hope that helps,

Rob.

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RDR

#43186

lead free | 4 August, 2006

Tin and clean them often.

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