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Old 23rd September 2013, 03:57 AM   #11
Einric is offline Einric  United States
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Percy Audio sells Cardas Quad Eutectic for the best price I've found, It has Lead Tin Silver and Copper.
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Old 23rd September 2013, 10:51 AM   #12
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Does any other firm make quad eutectic?

I tried googling and found nothing else.
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Old 25th September 2013, 10:01 PM   #13
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Not that I know of.....I REALLY like the Cardas Quad, I have not tried the Cardas Tri-Eutectic without lead and I may try that some day.
It may just be the special flux core that makes it work so well.
I would say Kester 44 63/37 is a close second for useability but the Cardas Quad makes much nicer looking joints and it melts @ 338F just as the specs say.
I have a Pace Process Control Station and I verified the temperature.
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Old 25th September 2013, 10:16 PM   #14
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Solder issues
Originally Posted by ashok View Post
The solder he is using will not melt or stick to the solder on the board.
Any solution to this ?
if it doesn't melt, how can it 'stick' to anything

it is difficult to melt existing/old soldering without any melted solder on your tip

I have experienced this once, with a completely burned out tip
and that may happen if you forget your iron with power on

with some luck you may be able to 'relive' your tip by rubbing in repeatedly on copper wire, with solder
keep doing it until the solder begins to stick to the tip

or your iron heating element may be gone
sometimes we know very little, and sometimes we know too much
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