From: Gary Tait
Subject: Re: questions about desoldering system
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Date: Tue, 22 Oct 2002 15:23:20 -0400
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On Tue, 22 Oct 2002 00:47:49 -0400, "Anthony Jons"
>Just picked up a desoldering station using a vacuum transducer pump.
>Unfortunately, this means it has to use an air compressor, which I didn't
>realize when I bought it. The only air compressor I have is a portable 12
>VDC unit to pump up car tires in an emergency. I tried to use it with the
>transducer, but the sucking action didn't even begin to remove solder. I
>then tried to fill a 5 gallon air tank to 120 psi (which burned out the
>compressor!). With the air still present, I opened the valves, engaged the
>transducer (by foot pedal) and some solder did remove. Question: Is there
>any way to make my system work without having to buy an expensive air
>compressor? I obviously did something wrong here. Another question:
>Although there was some sucking action, even at 100 psi it wasn't much- what
>is the working psi of these units?
Buy a surplus vacuum pump. make sure you know the strength of the
pump, and the vacuum requirements of the desoldering unit.