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Solder Fountain Recomendation

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Solder Fountain Recomendation | 26 March, 2012

Looking for some recommendations on a good solder fountain for reworking large connectors on .062/.092 thick PCBs.

I can't find much information on these devices.

Anyone have experience with Wenesco's Concept I or II?


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Solder Fountain Recomendation | 29 March, 2012

The current discussion about solder fountains has to do with copper dissolution. Broadly, copper dissolution is the weakening of copper traces where a trace and a barrel plating intersect due a loss of the copper into the solder. Longer contact time required by high tin solders for the removal and replacement of components have made this a more pressing issue than in the past when using leaded solders. Assemblers deal with this problem by adding levels of process control. So, the less sophisticated solder pot-like solder fountains have become less attractive than the more complex hot air production solutions.

You can find discussions of this nature on the web.

Repair, Solder fountain * APS Novastar, Model GW-10-HT * VJ Electronix 400ST * Electrovert Solder Fountain Systems * ACE Production Technologies, KISS 100 * Air-Vac PCBRM-12 Solder Fountain/Re-Work Station * Hakko HAK-485-V12 * Wenesco Wave type Rework Stations

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Solder Fountain Recomendation | 30 April, 2012

I'm selling an Electrovert WDC-6-HT Solder Fountain.

Here is the eBay link:

I hope this is okay to list. Sorry if its not.

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