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Soldering Iron Set £6.99 @ Lidl

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6y, 6m agoFound 6 years, 6 months ago
Available from 07/06/10

* Stand with 2 adjustable holding clips
* Integrated sponge
* 4 specialised tips
* Replacement soldering tip
* 10g of solder
* 30 watt
* Cable length (m): 1.5
* 3 year manufacturers warranty
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#1
not available until next week (June 7th) no point posting it this early
#2
Thanks OP, put it in the diary.
#3
Posting this early gives the heads up to those who don't get the newsletter or email. Heat and rep added!
#4
A reasonable kit for DIY jobs like soldering wires and connectors but to powerful for delicate electronics. So don't make the mistake of buying this to build electronic circuits but do buy it if you need to solder a new connector on your car or something.
#5
is there any solder with it? do they call it solder or flux?
banned#6
DE4L3R
is there any solder with it? do they call it solder or flux?


10g by the looks of it
#7
DE4L3R;8730039
is there any solder with it?

It's mentioned in the original post. :)
#8
Going_Digital
A reasonable kit for DIY jobs like soldering wires and connectors but to powerful for delicate electronics. So don't make the mistake of buying this to build electronic circuits but do buy it if you need to solder a new connector on your car or something.


As mentioned, you really would be better with one that you can adjust the current for a little bit more cash.
#9
Thanks OP
#10
DE4L3R
is there any solder with it? do they call it solder or flux?


Flux is embedded in the solder used for electrical soldering, in plumbing the flux is a separate paste that you put on the pipe joint before heating with a blow torch. You don't use that sort of flux in electrical soldering.
#11
pete_l
not available until next week (June 7th) no point posting it this early


Nice bit of kit. Nothing wrong with reasonably early posts.
#12
For delicate electronics you probably want something in the range of 12-18 watts. Maplins do a 30watt soldering iron for £4.99 but its without the rest of the kit I think.
#13
So am I right in saying that this is not suitable to solder things such as charger jacks to a motherboard etc?
#14
I got this last time around and it broke wihtin a couple of weeks of light use, but i never brought it back as the stand was worth the €10 to me!

@emtunc You could probably give it a go, but it wouldnt be ideal. Although bigger soldering irons are handy for larger parts of that kind of soldering like if the outer shell of the jack is soldered to the board
#15
heat coz it's a soldering iron :thumbsup:
#16
Good price, unfortunately its £8.99 in Northern Ireland not 6.99 ( ripped off again)
#17
emtunc
So am I right in saying that this is not suitable to solder things such as charger jacks to a motherboard etc?


The problem you will encounter here will be down to the quality of the tip. I use a 50W adjustable antex for everything from SMT work to larger stuff I RARELY adjust the temperature only for bulkier stuff - I recently performed a repair to tracks on a damaged motherboard which were so small I used a magnifying glass and piece of wire coiled to the end of the iron as the tip.

Personally I would use this to make a standard circuit on a strip-board (in fact I honed my skills on something very similar!) or solder wires etc but another issue would be leakage current induced in the tip. This is more evident in smaller wattages and *could* damage sensitive components of the like you would find on a motherboard.
#18
I've found the maplin 50w solder station which has been reduced to £9.99 a few times in the past to be a good piece of kit :) Shame its back upto £29.99 at the moment.

Old thread
#19
DE4L3R
is there any solder with it? do they call it solder or flux?


READ THE POST DUH
#20
pete_l
not available until next week (June 7th) no point posting it this early


Oh do shut up.
#21
Vegito
As mentioned, you really would be better with one that you can adjust the current for a little bit more cash.


Adjust the current? What ARE you talking about?
#22
ollyk
...but another issue would be leakage current induced in the tip. This is more evident in smaller wattages


Eh?

Let's have an explanation of that PLEASE!
#23
bigsky;8734349
Eh?

Let's have an explanation of that PLEASE!
I agree. Sounds like the myth about inductance causing heating in coiled-up extension leads to me. My did someone make a fool of himself pontificating about that one.
#24
I'm not voting hot or cold, but...... I bought one of these last year and it lasted a few days before breaking. It could have been one bad one but I didn't take the chance and just bought an antex iron instead.
#25
The stand might last a bit longer and is quite handy for soldering cables and connectors with its adjustable croc clips though. ;)

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