CORDLESS Soldering Iron 6W £4.99 - LIDL (Parkside)
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CORDLESS Soldering Iron 6W £4.99 - LIDL (Parkside)

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Found 6th Oct 2016
Ideal for electronics, model making and hobbies - especially in remote locations

Quick heating-up time and high working temperature - up to approx. 480C

Battery operated - 3 X AA 1.5v

Available at LIDL from Sunday October 16th

26 Comments

can't see this on the lidl webpage?

not in the app yet

Why would you need this when 8w usb solder irons are smaller lighter and cheaper, use a powerbank for portability.(_;)

Edited by: "lightrider" 7th Oct 2016

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lightrider

Why would you need a this when 8w usb solder irons are smaller lighter … Why would you need a this when 8w usb solder irons are smaller lighter and cheaper, use a powerbank for portability.(_;)



Because this is cordless!

jimmybo

Because this is cordless!


Cordless bulky and more difficult to use than the wired usb type.oO

Where can you get one cheaper than £4.99?

can someone link to a reasonably priced USB one with a fine tip like the one in the OP.

great find op, I use a corded one why is it always in the way ?, heat added

lightrider

Why would you need a this when 8w usb solder irons are smaller lighter … Why would you need a this when 8w usb solder irons are smaller lighter and cheaper, use a powerbank for portability.(_;)

not got a power bank so that's atleast another £5 on top for a start, then the fact you've still got a cord attached and portability on site is an issue.

Not everyone needs one to use at a desk

Cool. Now I can solder when I'm dropping a rope.

Speaking as a Sparky, dont expect the best of results out of a 6W solder iron

totally agree with sparky 6 watts will take ages to get solder up to temp

I need to do some soldering in car a key fob and on replace the capacitors on the daughter-board on my Onkyo. anyone recommend a reasonably priced soldering iron or what i should be looking for and I think I need a desoldering pump too.

If anyone has got one of these it would be interesting to know whether it actually is a useful tool. Even though it is cheap it's not much use if it doesn't work well. The silver solders used today require a much higher temperture to solder effectively and that needs to be maintained during the soldering operation. A single pointed bit is not the most useful

240V, 20W = 0.08A. 4.5V 6W = 1.3A.
Dont expect the battery to last long though.
I'll buy one to try, I recently had to buy a cordless nicad iron for a specific job (£80 from RS... including the charger, another £30) where I couldn't use a gas iron. It only lasted 3 joints before the battery went flat, from a full charge (though that's likely a battery issue).

Hmmm, not sure this will do a brilliant job - any reviews?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wcUdjQ4e1c

This is probably it, helps if your Spanish (looks like Spanish anyway) is up to scratch.

fizz

I need to do some soldering in car a key fob and on replace the … I need to do some soldering in car a key fob and on replace the capacitors on the daughter-board on my Onkyo. anyone recommend a reasonably priced soldering iron or what i should be looking for and I think I need a desoldering pump too.


Pick a temp controlled soldering iron with replaceable tips, the onkyo job needs doing properly or you will fry parts.
http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/60w-mains-lcd-solder-station-a55kj
http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/replacement-tips-for-60w-professional-lcd-solder-station-a19kk

Looks a decent price for what it does.

GoNz017

Pick a temp controlled soldering iron with replaceable tips, the onkyo … Pick a temp controlled soldering iron with replaceable tips, the onkyo job needs doing properly or you will fry parts.http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/60w-mains-lcd-solder-station-a55kjhttp://www.maplin.co.uk/p/replacement-tips-for-60w-professional-lcd-solder-station-a19kkLooks a decent price for what it does.



thanks i'll look at these, otherwise pay someone to get it done. I need to replace 6 capacitors to sort out the well known handshake problem

6W oO, you might just be able to solder a couple of SMDs if you're lucky (and have a steady hand) (_;)

bangytupper

240V, 20W = 0.08A. 4.5V 6W = 1.3A.Dont expect the battery to last long … 240V, 20W = 0.08A. 4.5V 6W = 1.3A.Dont expect the battery to last long though. I'll buy one to try, I recently had to buy a cordless nicad iron for a specific job (£80 from RS... including the charger, another £30) where I couldn't use a gas iron. It only lasted 3 joints before the battery went flat, from a full charge (though that's likely a battery issue).



I did not know AA batteries could deliver current like that? Well I normally only use in remotes, and portable radios,etc. Presumably will be changing batteries every hour or two?

GoNz017

Pick a temp controlled soldering iron with replaceable tips, the onkyo … Pick a temp controlled soldering iron with replaceable tips, the onkyo job needs doing properly or you will fry parts.http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/60w-mains-lcd-solder-station-a55kjhttp://www.maplin.co.uk/p/replacement-tips-for-60w-professional-lcd-solder-station-a19kkLooks a decent price for what it does.




having spent days messing about repairing old peugeot wiring looms, I can confirm that anything under 20w is useless, I will actually buy one of these setups myself as this looks fab!

being outside soldering you lose so much temp in the iron so quickly

10x that wattage is what you need for a decent iron.

Would this be powerful enough to solder the pins on a Raspberry Pi Zero? If not can anyone point me to a cheap USB/mains one?

from the manual:
With 3 new batteries you can use the cordless soldering iron for
approximately 60 minutes without an interruption.
More than enough time to get someone talking.
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