Suggested max time for running a RadioShack 45-Watt Desoldering Iron? Answered
After using my desoldering iron for approximately 1-2 hours I had melted the tip, rendering it useless. I have since gotten replacement tips. I do also want to add that the desoldering iron and tip were brand new, just out of the pack, and yes, I was using it correctly =)
But is their a suggested maximum amount of time someone should use the iron to avoid this?