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soldering gun??? 25 watt ok???

Old 02-19-2004, 01:00 PM
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what kind of soldering gun would yall recomend for me chipping my ecu? anything special and is 25 watt ok or is it overkill?
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Old 02-19-2004, 01:20 PM
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Soldering iron.

..and no, nothing special. There is a thread on this already. Please search.

https://www.homemadeturbo.com/forum/...threadid=15966
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Old 02-19-2004, 08:45 PM
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I had the same question, kinda, That's for desoldering, do you have any reccomendations for a good soldering gun? I'm trying to build my own ECU so I need to get a gun, any suggestions?
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Old 02-19-2004, 09:01 PM
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They are the same thing... desoldering vs soldering guns. Definatly get one thats adjustable. Don't wanna get those chips too hot.
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Old 02-19-2004, 09:16 PM
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I use a 15watt soldering iron from Radio Shack for my electronic projects. Works great and was like $10
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Old 02-19-2004, 11:36 PM
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yah thats what i meant, what watt does everyone use? I wasnt sure to get 15 or 25! I ended up getting a 25 watt though. Do yall think that will be to hot
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Old 02-20-2004, 07:38 AM
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A 15 watt is what you're after. The one from Rat Shack works just fine, however I would recommend a smaller tip, as it is ideal for working with IC's and SMT.

I personally have a Pace MBT-210 desoldering/soldering station. You can probably find one (Pace, Weller, etc.) on ebay.
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Old 02-20-2004, 11:10 AM
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I use 15wat to solder electronics such as my ECU
45 watt when desoldering with desoldering braid
and I use a 65 watt when soldering wires for my RC Car.
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Old 02-20-2004, 06:23 PM
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Originally Posted by T-RO
I use 15wat to solder electronics such as my ECU
45 watt when desoldering with desoldering braid
and I use a 65 watt when soldering wires for my RC Car.
I got a 15 watt 3 prong (grounded) soldering iron from Radio Shack. When I was researching it, I found out the lower the wattage the better when soldering electronics. Also, the ground wire on this model helps when you are working with electrostatic-sensitive equipment. I think it was $10-$15.
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