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Soldering iron problem, can someone help me ? Answered

My iron heat very well at 1~2 minutes (30W) and tip also get hot as rest of the metal part


but as shown in picture (Working) part where solder works and heated (Not working)/tip doesn't heat the solder ! i don't know why??

don't tell me temperature not high at tip (i really burned my self while i was checking that tip is very hot)

is it solder problem or iron problem ?

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iceng

4 years ago

What picture ?

I know someone who tried to melt bare hookup wire thinking it was the new solder.

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steveastroukiceng

Answer 4 years ago

I've tried to solder solder, thinking it was copper wire.....

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MikeR3

4 years ago

Let iron cool. Clean tip to bright metal with sandpaper.

Heat Iron, melt solder on tip.

Wipe hot tip with solder across a damp sponge. Always have damp sponge to clean hot tip before and after soldering.

Now go make something good!

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steveastrouk

4 years ago

Its a cleanliness problem. Look up

https://www.instructables.com/id/Proper-Soldering-Iron-cleaning-%26-maintenance/