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Old 27th July 2006, 06:24 PM   #1
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Default IRFP240PBF - lead free?

Is IRFP240PBF the same as IRFP240? The data sheet says lead free. What does it mean?
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Old 27th July 2006, 06:28 PM   #2
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It means soldered etc inside using leadfree solder, and is compatible with use in leadfree systems. RoHS and WEEE and all that.
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Old 28th July 2006, 12:27 AM   #3
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Ussually the die are wire bonded which is an "acoustic welding" raz ma taz, with a gold based wire, but, the leads are "tined". This "tin plateing" process used lead which is now, non-rohs compliant! The "tining" will now contain no lead and more tin, maybe gold, but I doubt it! Maybe silver... When using lead free solder you generally need more heat. It generally dosen't look as "nice" either, kinda frosty looking... Look at your suppliers carefully, personally I don't care about lead, some non-rohs cmpliant items, like IRFP240s can be found at reduced prices
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