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It is okay to use a toaster to bake components?

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#56139

It is okay to use a toaster to bake components? | 25 August, 2008

I am looking for an inexpensive way to bake just a few components. would a toaster oven be okay on the low setting (i would get a thermometer!) do i need to get something to place the components on? maybe a silicon cooking mat (not sure about the ESD effect)?

any thoughs? has anyone done this?

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#56143

It is okay to use a toaster to bake components? | 25 August, 2008

> I am looking for an inexpensive way to bake just > a few components. would a toaster oven be okay on > the low setting (i would get a thermometer!) do i > need to get something to place the components on? > maybe a silicon cooking mat (not sure about the > ESD effect)? > > any thoughs? has anyone done > this?

> I am looking for an inexpensive way to bake just > a few components. would a toaster oven be okay on > the low setting (i would get a thermometer!) do i > need to get something to place the components on? > maybe a silicon cooking mat (not sure about the > ESD effect)? > > any thoughs? has anyone done > this?

> I am looking for an inexpensive way to bake just > a few components. would a toaster oven be okay on > the low setting (i would get a thermometer!) do i > need to get something to place the components on? > maybe a silicon cooking mat (not sure about the > ESD effect)? > > any thoughs? has anyone done > this?

Hi bret,

I did it in the past. Small Electric oven. What I had to do was to reconnect the heaters. This one had a 2 top heaters and one bottom. Somehow they made it work max 2 of them to heat at the same time(I guess beacause you can also start the heating plates - it had 2 of them). So I disconnected the plates and reconnected the heaters so i can use all of them. Also mine was with a fan(just like a reflow :):)) and I used it too on another switch. So if you find something simular it is gonna do the job.

Best Regards, Emil

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#56144

It is okay to use a toaster to bake components? | 25 August, 2008

thanks. i was looking at the silicon horizon controller for the toaster. just to help keep the temp constant since i can not watch it all night!

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#56160

It is okay to use a toaster to bake components? | 26 August, 2008

> thanks. i was looking at the silicon horizon > controller for the toaster. just to help keep the > temp constant since i can not watch it all night!

this way of baking is good just for small quantities. If you want to built a lot of boards, you better go with a reflow oven.

Temperture you can observe just with a thermocouple inside. That would be your guide for the profile. Regards, Emil

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#56163

It is okay to use a toaster to bake components? | 26 August, 2008

If you use a conventional toaster made for bread, youll have to turn it on its side. Most parts stay on in the up right position but when it pops up they all fall off cause the sodder is still flexable. My customer wasn't to happy about that.

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#56167

It is okay to use a toaster to bake components? | 26 August, 2008

i acutally meant to bake components that are moisture sensitive before placing them. i just want to use a toaster (not the pop up kind), maybe the best way is to just get an oven thermomoter and see where the 125c setting would be on the toaster.

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#56170

It is okay to use a toaster to bake components? | 26 August, 2008

I gotcha. Leave it to the profesionals. (see my picture to see why)

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#56171

It is okay to use a toaster to bake components? | 26 August, 2008

too funny. i'd hate to see you burn down the house, you can borrow my reflow if you're in ny!

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#56173

It is okay to use a toaster to bake components? | 26 August, 2008

That brings back bad memories. My friend Tony liked to run experiments with my equipment.

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