Electronics has converted analog world into digital due to which the standard of living of people is improved. Space exploration, industrial revolution,telecommunication, internet, etc are possible due to advancement of electronics. From the beginning and till today the electronic circuit board requires soldering.Mostly soldering iron is used for making printed circuit boards, the solder which is made from metal alloy is heated up till its get melt and solidifies on electronic components terminal leads.
What is a soldering iron?
Can you use a soldering iron on a circuit board?
What type of soldering iron should I use for electronics?
There are many types of soldering iron available which is used by different departments and depending upon the purpose of use. Normally, hobbyist uses soldering pencils for DIY projects. When it is use for industrial work environment use different soldering irons are used such as:
- Soldering Pencils:
For cheap and less efficient use, soldering pencils are the best option. They are easy to use, requires less practice and compact in size.
- Soldering Gun:
Soldering gun is a better option for hobbyist and repairman due to its short warm up time. They are expensive compare to soldering pencils. It consist of transformer which increases the current due to which heating takes less time.
- Soldering Station:
Soldering station is a better version of soldering iron which is used by professional PCB designers. It is mostly use in industry and jewellery making.
- Rework Station:
Rework stations are advanced form of soldering iron which provide all things necessary when soldering a circuit. It is mostly used commercially and in industry. It consist of soldering station, hot air gun and suction unit. In case of de-soldering hot gun is use to melt the wrongly soldered part of the PCB by using controlled temperature so as not to damage the PCB. They are most expensive compare to other soldering irons but provide professional approach in repairing and making circuit boards.
What are the advantages of solder?
Can you start a fire with a soldering iron?
How to use a soldering Iron?
Why does solder not stick to PCB?
How to clean a soldering iron?
Soldering iron is a tool used for making circuit boards.
- Soldering pencils
- Soldering gun
- Soldering station
- Rework station
The tip of soldering iron can get oxidize and hold impurity on its surface.