USB Soldering Iron 5V 8W £4.64 Delivered with code @ Gearbest
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USB Soldering Iron 5V 8W £4.64 Delivered with code @ Gearbest

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Expires on 31/07/2019Posted 20th Jun
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Portable USB Powered Soldering Iron 5V 8W with Long Life Tip + Touch Switch Protective Cap for Repairing Chip

Main Features:
● Small and compact for portability
● Rapid heat up and instant recovery
● Heating time: Less than 15 seconds
● Cooling time: Less than 30 seconds
● Tip: Long life
● Protective cap: Screw on
● Auto shut off: 25 seconds
● LED indicator: Yes
● Power: 8W
● Input: USB 5V
● Touch switch: Yes
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What can you solder with a 5w USB soldering iron. Just couple of surface mount resistors or capac9. There wont be enough heat to heat for eg two wires to solder together. 40w should be minimum requirement
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What can you solder with a 5w USB soldering iron. Just couple of surface mount resistors or capac9. There wont be enough heat to heat for eg two wires to solder together. 40w should be minimum requirement
Good little soldering iron. Big Clive seems to rate it too.
whok184420/06/2019 19:00

What can you solder with a 5w USB soldering iron. Just couple of surface …What can you solder with a 5w USB soldering iron. Just couple of surface mount resistors or capac9. There wont be enough heat to heat for eg two wires to solder together. 40w should be minimum requirement



Surface mount components are all the rage in modern electronics. If you're a Louis Rossmann fan this could be exactly what you're after.
Used one of these in the past to replace a few keys on a mechanical keyboard, it heats up surprisingly fast (maybe 10 seconds) and is able to remove existing solder from the keyboard and put a new switch and solder that on too. I plugged it into a power bank when I was using it too, soldering iron anywhere is amazing. I remember as a kid in D.T. we had those soldering irons that plugged into the mains and they took up to 5 minutes to heat up, this USB one certainly beats that out of the water.
gravy_davey20/06/2019 19:08

Good little soldering iron. Big Clive seems to rate it too. [Video]


Until I saw that video I was convinced this was total crap I think I may get one now
I rmemebr seeing these a couple of years ago for 3.50 on ebay. I thought they were rubbish till I saw big clives email recently. unforuntnaly they all went up in price to over £5
gravy_davey20/06/2019 19:08

Good little soldering iron. Big Clive seems to rate it too. [Video]


Nuff said.
It says on website good for repairing chip, I don't repair mine I just eat them even if they are broken!
littlecoupe21/06/2019 20:14

I rmemebr seeing these a couple of years ago for 3.50 on ebay. I thought …I rmemebr seeing these a couple of years ago for 3.50 on ebay. I thought they were rubbish till I saw big clives email recently. unforuntnaly they all went up in price to over £5


$4.98 on eBay.com (roughly £3.91 when paying with a Revolut/Monzo or similar debit card).
Example: ebay.com/itm…058
Probably the currency exchange $-£ was better in the past than it is now. Blame Brexit.
I got one of those and it is actually better than I expected it to be. Love the fact that you can plug it to a power-bank and do a little soldering without the need of a power plug!

Highly recommend at this price.
So fine it can repair a vajazzle in situ......see clip

www.inyourwildestdreams.perv
Interesting comments and video to back up. Voted hot.
whok184420/06/2019 19:00

What can you solder with a 5w USB soldering iron. Just couple of surface …What can you solder with a 5w USB soldering iron. Just couple of surface mount resistors or capac9. There wont be enough heat to heat for eg two wires to solder together. 40w should be minimum requirement


5 watts is certainly on the low side but could be useful for tiny little solder jobs. But I disagree that 40 w is the minimum....I've managed to solder thousands of electronic items with a 25 watt iron over the last few decades, not only smaller PCB repairs or surface mount items, but also larger power connectors, while it's certainly handy to have a higher power iron for some jobs, sometimes you just don't need too much power.
Edited by: "spannerzone" 22nd Jun
Very handy little soldering iron for when you aren't near a mains outlet. I power it from a USB power bank
What is the average shipping times for gearbest ?
wakaru21/06/2019 23:32

$4.98 on eBay.com (roughly £3.91 when paying with a Revolut/Monzo or …$4.98 on eBay.com (roughly £3.91 when paying with a Revolut/Monzo or similar debit card).Example: http://www.ebay.com/itm/352557021058Probably the currency exchange $-£ was better in the past than it is now. Blame Brexit.



Thanks. Found one on eBay UK for $4.89. Paid with Revolut £3.87 delivered.
As with all the other owners, I find this thing is pretty handy and heats up nicely. So far I've only ever run it of a 2A USB power bank and it's done everything I wanted it to.
Buy Antex.... Avoid this like the plague

Oh and Aye.... I've been soldering for about 40 years

maxmix
gravy_davey20/06/2019 19:08

Good little soldering iron. Big Clive seems to rate it too. [Video]


If Big Clive or John Ward says its ok that is good enough for me!
Edited by: "omendata" 23rd Jun
maxmix23/06/2019 01:31

Buy Antex.... Avoid this like the plague ;)Oh and Aye.... I've been …Buy Antex.... Avoid this like the plague ;)Oh and Aye.... I've been soldering for about 40 years ;)maxmix



Antex don't appear to do anything USB powered.
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