DIGITAL Soldering Station 48W - £17.99 - LIDL (Parkside) - 3 Year Warranty
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DIGITAL Soldering Station 48W - £17.99 - LIDL (Parkside) - 3 Year Warranty

£17.99LIDL Deals
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Edited by:"jimmybo"Found 5th Oct
Available at Lidl from October 15th

With soft grip and 3 interchangeable tips
Compact station with control display for temperature and heating up phase


Adjustable temperature from 200C to 450C
Three preset selection switches for 200/300/400C
230V – 50Hz- 48W

3 Year Warranty

Product manual - Thanks melted

19 Comments

Can't find any mention of it on the Lidl website?

Edit: maybe I should have read the post! Will keep an eye out.
Edited by: "nomisco" 5th Oct

nomisco41 m ago

Can't find any mention of it on the Lidl website?Edit: maybe I should have …Can't find any mention of it on the Lidl website?Edit: maybe I should have read the post! Will keep an eye out.



Its in the online leaflet:
- lidl-flyer.com/en-…108
Edited by: "melted" 5th Oct

Just had a look at the image in the on-line leaflet, and I am disappointed to see this uses non standard tips. They are screw in tips!! why do that!?

£3 more than the non digital model they had previously. Tips look the same, compatibles are available from CPC.

leedsfan8343 m ago

Just had a look at the image in the on-line leaflet, and I am disappointed …Just had a look at the image in the on-line leaflet, and I am disappointed to see this uses non standard tips. They are screw in tips!! why do that!?


A screw thread provides a greater surface area per unit length for thermal conduction than a plain cylinder. So a screw in tip can be considerably shorter and cheaper in material costs. This is a budget, hobbyist, tool, after all.

Not bad for a starter to intermediate iron but I do a lot of soldering (>3 hours a day on average) so will stick to my Metcal

Should be ok to practice some basic soldering skills for myself, as not done any in years, and want to build up my skills before getting a better iron.

Hmmm - my experience of parkside LIDL soldering irons isnt great.
Had one literally go pop in my hand when using it, followed by smoke from the base unit.

Original Poster

118luke39 m ago

Hmmm - my experience of parkside LIDL soldering irons isnt great.Had one …Hmmm - my experience of parkside LIDL soldering irons isnt great.Had one literally go pop in my hand when using it, followed by smoke from the base unit.



This is the new "digital" Parkside model from Lidl so the quality might have improved (Previous models were £6.99 - £8.99)
Anyway - it carries a 3 year warranty

leedsfan833 h, 18 m ago

Just had a look at the image in the on-line leaflet, and I am disappointed …Just had a look at the image in the on-line leaflet, and I am disappointed to see this uses non standard tips. They are screw in tips!! why do that!?



I'd guess that there's a fair chance the tips will be the same as their previous variable wattage irons, which these will apparently fit :- cpc.farnell.com/dur…cce

Didn't know there was such a thing as a standard tip. My Antex uses sleeved bits that slot over the element, my brother's uses ceramic coated bits with a ridge in the centre to allow them to be held by a threaded collar.

He also has a couple of Wellers which use plain bits held by a grub screw which get stuck, and I've got an appalling 50w iron that also uses a grub screw, that the bit (which I believe was copper plated iron!) despite being retightened when hot, would fall out of whenever it was cooled by touching cold metal, I was lucky only to need a new pair of trousers and not an ambulance after using that!
Edited by: "melted" 5th Oct

I bought one of the old manual models, what a piece of crap that was. Uncomfortable to hold, too bulky and i've got big hands so.... The tips were crap as well. I've got an Antex 25W iron that i've had for nearly 30 years that does a better job. If people want a digital TC model, just get a Hakko knockoff from ebay, or Maplins/CPC. Hobbycraft do a cheap one but they sting you on the postage. At least that way you'll have a good choice of tips to try at a cheap price. Using cheapo irons like these is like soldering with an eyepatch and one arm tied behind your back imho.

As per my previous post, I just wanted something cheap, but flexible to practice soldering with initially, as I'd like one of the Hakko models or similar once I've gained some confidence, as have a fair few projects to sort like recapping old Spectrums, Amigas, etc.

gabesdad1 h, 6 m ago

As per my previous post, I just wanted something cheap, but flexible to …As per my previous post, I just wanted something cheap, but flexible to practice soldering with initially, as I'd like one of the Hakko models or similar once I've gained some confidence, as have a fair few projects to sort like recapping old Spectrums, Amigas, etc.


hobbyking.com/en_…_us



This gets good reviews and takes the Hakko style tips. P&P + the cost of a 2 pin deathdapter needs to be taken into account though. Definately wouldn't be thinking of using the Lidl one for anything more complicated than tinning wires tbh.

Bought it and I regret.
What's inside Parkside PLSD 48 A1?
32262359.jpg32262359.jpg32262359.jpgTips, probably same as on previous models. As others said, they were pretty bad.
At least, I can control temperature, not a power, like on cheaper irons.
I will check accuracy of temperature and update this post.


Update:
Around 20-30°C (tried 2 different tips) less @ 300°C and 400°C. Another thing, sometimes it stops warming up for 2-5s at random temperatures and when temperature on LCD hit 400°C, multimeter shows 340°C and it takes another 20-30s to stop at 375°C.

Next time, I will buy Hakko 936 clone(wep,huakko,yihua). Cheap tips and spare parts. I can even replace control board with original Hakko panel.
Edited by: "mokaz" 23rd Oct

mokaz17 h, 54 m ago

Bought it and I regret.What's inside Parkside PLSD 48 A1?[Image] [Image] …Bought it and I regret.What's inside Parkside PLSD 48 A1?[Image] [Image] [Image] Tips, probably same as on previous models. As others said, they were pretty bad.At least, I can control temperature, not a power, like on cheaper irons. I will check accuracy of temperature and update this post.


In picture 2, are they using a resistor as a fuse? I might take my old one apart and see what that has inside, last thing I used it for was as an ashtray lol. If the handle connection is 24v you may be able to mod it to take a knockoff Hakko handle. More trouble than its worth probably, but something to do when you're bored

Shengis17th Oct

In picture 2, are they using a resistor as a fuse? I might take my old one …In picture 2, are they using a resistor as a fuse? I might take my old one apart and see what that has inside, last thing I used it for was as an ashtray lol. If the handle connection is 24v you may be able to mod it to take a knockoff Hakko handle. More trouble than its worth probably, but something to do when you're bored



You can get fusible resistors

bbdom57 m ago

You can get fusible resistors


Can you get non fusible resistors though

I just thought it was a bit tight. If it did blow you wouldn't even be able to read the markings to replace it. At least the cheap chaddy ebay stuff normally comes with a proper fuse AND if you get really lucky they put in in the L line rather than the N

Shengis27 m ago

Can you get non fusible resistors though I just thought it was a bit …Can you get non fusible resistors though I just thought it was a bit tight. If it did blow you wouldn't even be able to read the markings to replace it. At least the cheap chaddy ebay stuff normally comes with a proper fuse AND if you get really lucky they put in in the L line rather than the N


Frequently if Chinese stuff comes with a fuse, it is a counterfeit one
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