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6 Tips to Extend the Life of Your Soldering Iron

Soldering Iron

A soldering iron is perhaps the best tool for soldering a variety of components to the PCB (Printed Circuit Boards). It can also provide dependable service and will possess a long life if it is properly cared for. The soldering tip of the iron is its most important component. It transfers the heat to the solder and soldering areas and provides for an electrical connection. Therefore the tip area of the iron should also be cared for adequately and through the best measures and resources possible. Avoidance of Excessive Heat The iron-plated soldering iron will suffer from oxidation when it heats up. While oxidation occurs at all temperatures, it is maximum when the component is heated. If the temperature of the tip