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How hot will a 30w soldering iron get?

Saturday, January 15th, 2011
Nick Henderson asked:

I appear to be having some difficulty with de-soldering on my laptops motherboard.
I have a faithfull 30w soldering iron but it won't melt the solder.
I have read online that solder mounts at about 190 degrees and a 30w iron should reach temperatures of about 450 degrees, so what could be the problem?


How to make solder not stick to soldering iron?

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011
JakeyJake asked:

I am trying to solder a small wire to something like a computer chip and the solder keeps sticking to my soldering iron, and i dont know how to prevent it......please help.


Basic Electronics Course with Soldering Techniques – Is there a Download Course Guide?

Friday, December 17th, 2010
Lilian B asked:

I want to learn basic electronics & soldering techniques through online projects and easy lessons. Is there a single guide that can help me do this?


How use liquied flux in soldering?

Sunday, December 12th, 2010
mahvid_1363 asked:

I want to know what's liquid flux?
And do it decrease temperature of soldering?
And how can we use it in soldering?


Can i use some sort of tape instead of a soldering iron?

Monday, November 29th, 2010
Anthony asked:

I'm working on something and i need to solder wires together but I don't have a soldering iron. Can I just use electrical tape or duct tape? Also, an electrical current needs to be able to go through the wires.


how hot does a 25 watt soldering iron get?

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010
Travis asked:

Its a 25 watt 120 volt ac ECG soldering iron. Im not asking for faq's on soldering irons im just interested in how hot the tip was when it landed on my finger.


How to prevent Soldering Iron from discoloring?

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010
asdasd asked:

I'm new to soldering, what causes the iron to turn purple and brown (like it has burned up)?


What type of soldering iron should I use?

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010
Bedtuu asked:

Well, I'm modding my xbox controller, and my last soldering iron broke (Not melting solder no more). Is there any ideal soldering iron I should use? Or no? And is there a product to keep my soldering iron last longer,
Thanks in advance,
Nathan ☺


Is the Weller WSB25HK 25 Watt Short Barrel Hobby Iron good for electronics projects?

Thursday, September 9th, 2010
kattie . asked:

Or could you recommend me a good (and affordable) soldering iron for electronics?


How do i go about desoldering this component from a PCB?

Sunday, July 4th, 2010
Eric H asked:

I'm trying to desolder a component from a board, the only problem is that the component has an outer metal housing that is soldered to the board and the metal dissipates the heat so I cant melt the solder. i have a 40 watt weller iron, desoldering braid, and a vacuum pump. How am i supposed to get this off?