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what soldering iron for ecu socketing

Old 02-24-2006, 01:39 PM
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So I'm gonna be socketing my ecu this weekend and was wondering if I should use a small 15w soldering iron or a 30w that will transfer more heat faster?

I will be attatching a heatsink to each leg of the socket as I solder it in to try and keep heat away from the rest of the components. I'm just really worried about frying my ecu from too much heat.

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Old 02-24-2006, 01:48 PM
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Go find a junker VCR or something and desolder the whole board and solder junk to it. That will give you some practice.
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Old 02-25-2006, 10:49 AM
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well it's not the practice and experience i don't have, i was just wondering personal opinions of which would be better. I'm doing it at work tonite w/ a 15 watt though I guess. I hope i don't fry it, doubt it
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Old 02-25-2006, 11:19 AM
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I use a 30watt Craftsman piece of crap. Just dab it on a wet spunge if you are getting too hot.
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Old 02-26-2006, 08:11 AM
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yeah my 15w worked just fine, turboedit is up and running, but i do need to tune
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