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Hi this is my first Instructables.

I work in the R&D Department and we don't have a reflow machine here, so we get the LED Reflow done at our factory which is 25km away from the R&D, takes almost half day.

I and my colleagues came up with a plan to reflow the LEDs using clothes iron. And guess what it works perfect and saves a lot of time and fuel.

MCPCB is a Metal Core Printed Circuit Board, which has a Aluminum base, and the tracks are of 35um or 70um Copper and there is a thermal epoxy between the two metals. MCPCB are used in Medium and High power LEDs as it dissipates heat.

Step 1: Things required

These are the things that are required to do a reflow using clothes iron:

1. 1000W clothes iron with temperature control (without steam)
2. Philips Luxeon Rebel LEDs
3. MCPCB (Metal Core Printed Circuit Board)
4. IR Thermometer to check the temperature during reflow solder (optional)
5. Soldering lead
6. No clean liquid flux
7. Regulated Power Supply with current adjustment (to check the LEDs after reflow)
8. Tweezers - one to hold the MCPCB and the other to place the LEDs
9. IPA (Isopropyl alcohol)
<p>wow, this morning the idea come to me, search and found this thread. thank you so much for sharing</p>
<p>Wow!!! This is a great technique, I just used it to solder my leads on a Seoul Semi LED module. The MCPCB was a find for heat using a basis soldering iron.</p>
<p>Hi,</p><p>Thank you for the comment. I am really happy that this method worked for you.</p><p>Newer LEDs (low power &lt;0.5W) are plastic package and the LED will melt if we try to solder using hand soldering machine. This method is better and safer for the LEDs.</p><p>Now, i am using iron box to rework FR4 PCBs also.</p><p>Bye,</p><p>PRAVARDHAN. U.S</p>

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