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Old 18th December 2002, 08:47 PM   #11
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Be careful with parts which are soldered inside with 60/40 tin. These joints can melt. Relays are often soldered inside.
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Old 18th December 2002, 09:31 PM   #12
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That is of course correct.

Let's just say that,like anything else for that matter,you need to pick the right tools for the job.
Isn't that what sets the pro apart from the amateur?

In general,I prefer low melting points over higher ones;it does make for faster work and less chance for damage.

However when I want to do a state of the art job I take the best I can get no matter how much time it takes.
If that includes leadfree,high melting soldering so be it.

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Old 18th December 2002, 10:45 PM   #13
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Ecosol is available in a few variants....

The particular variant I refer to is the 95.5% Sn / 3.8% Ag / 0.7% Cu Eutectic Solder with the VOC free flux. This melts at 221°C.
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Old 18th December 2002, 11:16 PM   #14
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The lead free 4% silver solder from Radio Slack is devoid of lead, but still contains toxic flux. The flux is also “known to the state of California to cause cancer”. The rest of the world is still in the dark about that threat.

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