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Description: Have you ever wanted a reliable and easy to transport soldering iron without that bulky control box slowing you down? This is a very simple variable temperature 50W 110 VAC Soldering Iron. This is a great item for anyone looking for a little bit of mobility out of their soldering iron without loosing the ability to control the temperature.
This soldering iron is incredibly easy to use, simply set the temperature on the control knob to your desired heat (350°C is recommended) and get soldering! What’s more is that the control knob has a real satisfying click when setting the temperature, this click ensures that you won’t accidentally change the heat while you are in the middle of soldering. This unit takes less than a minute to heat up to its max temperature of 500°C.
The blue LED next to the temperature control knob will be constantly on while the iron is heating up. Then the LED will start to pulse slowly. This LED indicates that the iron has reached and is maintaining a constant temperature (also called a control loop or feedback loop).
Note: This Soldering Iron is compatible with the Hakko T18 series tips.
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Heats up really quickly - that’s nice. The little knob to adjust the heat is nice too, if you need some variation in temperature. It is light-weight and balanced well. the little blue LED on mine would light while heating, then flicker strangely when hot. This annoys me.
I picked this up as my first soldering iron a while back, and it has been fantastic! It heats up very quickly, the temperature is easily adjustable, and all the “veteran” hackers I’ve worked with say I couldn’t have picked up a better stationless iron. It’s really made learning to solder seem effortless, and made me wonder what all the “fuss” was about. I highly recommend this iron, it’s taken a bit of abuse and is no worse-for-wear.