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I recently got some ic's from texas instruments and two of them came in bags that say: notice!! moisture sensitive parts. bake prior to vapor or ir soldering to reduce the chance of damage.What does this mean?

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UziMonkey
UziMonkey

Best Answer 12 years ago

They probably don't want any water vapor building up near the chip. You should make sure the chips are stored in a humidity-free, warm place before soldering them. "Baking" them in a hot, dry oven may be what they're referring to, to get rid of any moisture before soldering.

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ninja slacker
ninja slacker

Answer 12 years ago

thank you, but how would I go about "baking" them?

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UziMonkey
UziMonkey

Answer 12 years ago

Are these surface mount ICs? I think the moisture thing might only be a problem if reflow soldering. If you're soldering by hand, it may not be a problem. This might be a generic warning message on all ICs, as it seems this is standard procedure with reflow soldering.

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ninja slacker
ninja slacker

Answer 12 years ago

yes these are surface mount and i will be soldering by hand.