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crgwbr
03-22-2007, 10:44 PM
Does anyone know if the Weller WLC100 soldering Iron is safe for static sensitive components? I read somewhere that the Iron is ungrounded, and it has a voltage of 30-114 outputted through it's tip.

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DogP
03-22-2007, 11:10 PM
That's correct... the WLC100 isn't ESD safe. I used to use one a lot and never had any problems with it, but if you have some very ESD sensitive devices, I wouldn't use it.

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crgwbr
03-23-2007, 01:41 AM
Would you say that it's okay for stuff like crystal (for the Propeller and SX)? What about directly soldering Propellers, BS2s and SX chips? I almost never do that, but I occasionally run out of sockets.

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DogP
03-23-2007, 02:31 AM
I've never messed w/ BS2s and SXs, but IIRC the Prop has been designed to withstand ESD... and tested up to ~4000V. I did a lot of soldering with my WLC100 and never ran into problems, so I'd assume it'd be fine for all of those, although hopefully someone will chime in if they've had a different experience w/ these chips and a non-ESD safe iron.

Pat

crgwbr
03-23-2007, 03:04 AM
Thanks

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