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Old 07-04-2012, 06:38 PM
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Hello all,

I'm currently building the open revolt controller, it's been going great until I tried to solder the power board. My 100 watt soldering gun just wont touch it at all!

Paul recommends using a 200w/250w iron/gun. I can't find one in the country for a reasonable cost and am loath to pay a small fortune for something I'll almost certainly not use again, or wait weeks for one from hong kong!! so...

Has anyone got a 200w or more gun or iron I can borrow for a couple of days at all please? I will of course pay postage both ways and something for your trouble, either 230v or 110v is fine as I have a tranny.

Alternatively if anyone knows where I can find one for sensible cost, or has a used one to sell, please let me know.

Many thanks in anticipation

Paul
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Old 07-04-2012, 09:56 PM
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Have you checked stained glass craft shops? They use heavy duty irons.
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Old 07-06-2012, 03:33 AM
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Hi salty,

Thanks for that, I've found several, but the prices are all nuts!

Any UK guys about at all with a 200 watt or so iron/gun?
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Old 07-06-2012, 05:56 AM
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I don't have anything that size but have you tried a gas soldering iron kit with a blow torch tip?

I use one of those to get things really hot in a localised area, it might help alongside your soldering iron.
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Old 07-06-2012, 06:21 AM
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Hi Paul,

I've got a gas soldering Iron that seems to do everything I throw at it. I'm not sure about the watt rating but it is rated for 1300C. you're more than welcome to give it a go

Ace_Bridger has built the revolt / P&S controller and may have some tips.

Cheers,

Mike
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Old 07-06-2012, 07:37 AM
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Paul,

I built the power stage of my P&S OpenRevolt using a 100/140 watt Weller soldering gun that is very similar to this one I found on eBay UK. In searching "soldering gun" I found used ons a low as 4 pounds.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/150W-ELECT...-/150741930801
pt=UK_Home_Garden_PowerTools_SM&hash=item2318eb533 1#ht_3205wt_1159

I always used the 140 watt stage of the gun when using it when building the components so the 150 watt gun shown should also do the job.

The gas types are OK but leave a residue and of course there is the cost of the gas cylinders as well

Having this tool around when building a EV makes good sense as well.

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