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Solder Question

Post by pandaking666 » Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:31 am

Hello all,
I just ordered a kit from one of the project pages as a way to start in this hobby.
My question is can i use flux core solder or should i go with the separate flux and solder combo for a kit like the null2 kit.

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Re: Solder Question

Post by infinitLoop » Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:41 pm

pandaking666 wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:31 am
Hello all,
I just ordered a kit from one of the project pages as a way to start in this hobby.
My question is can i use flux core solder or should i go with the separate flux and solder combo for a kit like the null2 kit.
flux core is fine on its own most of time. you can also use extra flux sometimes if you want or need it, to ensure a better connection, but there isn't really a need for solder that doesn't have the flux core.

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Re: Solder Question

Post by pandaking666 » Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:22 pm

Thanks for the answer what temp are you normally using for these projects?

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Re: Solder Question

Post by Spyder » Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:28 pm

I would recommend flux pen as well. Makes things cleaner.

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Re: Solder Question

Post by infinitLoop » Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:12 pm

pandaking666 wrote:
Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:22 pm
Thanks for the answer what temp are you normally using for these projects?
i think that depends on your solder actually, but typically I use a 60/40 flux-core, and set my iron to 350, and (as far i know) that's pretty standard.

definitely agree on the flux pen - it's a lot easier and cleaner than using other stuff.

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