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From: Robert Baer
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Subject: Re: SMT boards: assembly and potting Q
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Date: Wed, 25 Dec 2002 03:36:06 GMT
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Jerry Girard wrote:
> I can't believe no one has figured this out. This works for any part with
> any amount of pins:
> 1. Place a wee bit of solder on ONE pad to tin.
> 2. Grab the part with tweezers and place it on the PCB with the soldering
> iron heating the tinned pad.
> 3. Align and hold the part then remove the iron. The tinned pad holds the
> 4. Solder the remaining pads and also solder the inital tinned pad to
> freshen it.
> 5. Enjoy your beautiful masterpiece.
> The trick to hand soldering SMT is to use a medium to small tip--not
> needle-like, Very thin solder-- .015" and a flux pen. The flux pen works
> magically especially on IC pins. You soak up the pins and then you can drag
> the solder across the pins and solder the whole side of an IC in 200mS and
> it looks better that a machine could ever do. The flux allows the solder to
> flow by itself magically.
I will try this first, as the cost is so small....
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