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Old 4th May 2013, 12:32 PM   #1
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Default Is mild active rosin flux better for Pb free solder?

I have Kester 186 and 2331 fluxes. I'm going to start using Pb free solders and was wondering which one of these I should use? 186 is a mildly active rosin flux and is the sort of thing I'm used to, but 2331 is this organic water soluable stuff. Not sure which to use.
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Old 4th November 2013, 07:56 PM   #2
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Whichever one is compatible with the solder you are using.

Cross check between the solder manufacturer and the flux manufacturer.
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Old 4th November 2013, 08:35 PM   #3
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I tried the pb free solder and absolutely hated it. I had trouble getting it to flow properly unless I used a 40+ watt iron. This was the whisker thin stuff, not thick solder at all. Your mileage may vary though since you are probably using a different flux that I did.

What I had (the flux that is) I picked up from Radio Shack a few years back, but soldering with and without it gave me the same results.

Let us know how your results turn out and what you did to achieve them. I sort of hate to waste a pound of solder ...lol.
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Old 4th November 2013, 08:36 PM   #4
AndrewT is offline AndrewT  Scotland
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I and most other Members report good results with eutectic leaded solder.
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