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Can someone tell me if this idea will work.? Answered

I am wanting to make a low powered soldering iron and I want to find out if using a sudden burst of elecricity from some sort of capacitor would be able to melt the solder.
I have all the tools to make it but I dont know if it would work.
Thank you in advance.

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exabopper
exabopper

9 years ago

It's been tried - they had that Cold Heat soldering tool a few years back. It used batteries, and it had an oscillator and transformer to step up the voltage to where it could heat up the element. I heard that it was good for simple wiring jobs, but not so good for sensitive digital circuits - the electricity powering the heater could also blow up the part you were working on!

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jbaker22
jbaker22

9 years ago

If you are trying to be cheap buy one at harbor freight.

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Burf
Burf

9 years ago

No, it won't work, insofar as using it to solder goes.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Answer 9 years ago

Agreed - by the time the capacitor is recharged, the solder will have set again.