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But 10 watts is 10 watts... nothing can change physics. You can get 400c on 1 watt, or .1 watt, etc.


Higher wattage means it can deliver more heat, not just temperature or initial heat up speed.


Soldering to a ground plane on 10 watts will never work well just due to the physics. Need a higher wattage than that
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As soon as you touch decent size wire or solder pad most of that heat will transfer to it and you'll be left with solder gun that is stuck with solder to the other side. Anything below 25W might work for tiny SMD components like smartphone PCB's but like I said try touching even thicker automotive wire and you'll see why physics are important. But by all means get your knowledge from youtube after all "internet is never wrong"Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
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It depends on what you're trying to solder. On a PC board, you need a fine tip and high tip heat so as to only heat the solder in your immediate area and not overheat another connection on the board. Less is more when it comes to solder, you don't want gobs of it when doing an end connection, especially in close proximity to other connections. It's best to use a solder station for this type of work with a pen-style iron. You need good eyes, possibly a stationary magnifying glass, and preferably a controlled environment.

If you're joining two wires together, you want a broader tip and tip heat is only dependent on the length of the wire. You don't want to overheat the wire and start degrading shielding further up the wire, but you have more wire you're trying to heat up than an end connection so that the joint is secure. A fine tip may leave surrounding wire cold and create a weak joint. Again, less is more, as here the joint is affecting resistance. Best results are a wide tip or a bent tip, like the trigger-style guns with a larger surface area for heat distribution. A set of helping hands is a great investment as it holds the wires together so you can focus on handling the gun and solder. Can be done in nearly any environment.
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Thanks. That DP550 soldering gun is my old reliable that I had for decades until it finally broke on me. Loved it!
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Look up the t80 soldering iron, power by any USB source, battery banks included.
I would very much like a deal on one.
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Look up the t80 soldering iron, power by any USB source, battery banks included.
I assume you need at least 30W output, preferably 75w or higher, not any USB though.Confused
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I assume you need at least 30W output, preferably 75w or higher, not any USB though.Confused
Yeah, some people don't think about physics when considering some things. In order to produce even 30W you would need at least 33-35W of power and since usb is limited to 5V the current would need to be high. USB-C ones on the other hand if they can take advantage of power delivery is slightly different story but still overall power for a charger would be high anyways.
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nope. works with any qc power supply. 400c+ on 10 watts.

theres also a custom firmware that allows it to run on non qc/pd power supplies, basically any 5v 500ma ancient power bank. It'll take longer to heat but it works like magic.

don't take my word for it, look it up on YouTube. Tons of owners on reddit as well.

But 10 watts is 10 watts... nothing can change physics. You can get 400c on 1 watt, or .1 watt, etc.


Higher wattage means it can deliver more heat, not just temperature or initial heat up speed.


Soldering to a ground plane on 10 watts will never work well just due to the physics. Need a higher wattage than that
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I'm thinking about that digital station.
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Good price on the WE1010. If my trusty hakko 936 wasn't still going strong I would bite.
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As soon as you touch decent size wire or solder pad most of that heat will transfer to it and you'll be left with solder gun that is stuck with solder to the other side. Anything below 25W might work for tiny SMD components like smartphone PCB's but like I said try touching even thicker automotive wire and you'll see why physics are important. But by all means get your knowledge from youtube after all "internet is never wrong"Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
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I'm pure trash at soldering but idk how to learn.
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I'm pure trash at soldering but idk how to learn.

Same here Confused
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