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Member Since: September 24, 2018

Country: United States

  • We have used a toaster oven with a modified controller http://www.whizoo.com/reflowoven before switching to a commercial batch reflow oven https://www.atco-us.com/products/item/5-pro-1600-smt-reflow-ovens . The toaster oven works as long as the assembly is not too thermally heavy. The window is useful but not totally reliable method of knowing when the board is done. Smaller parts reflow much sooner than a larger IC or connector. So it was a hit or miss as the boards became more dense. An off the shelf professional oven allows thermocouples feedback to know exact board temperature at any given point along the profile curve. Nonetheless for protoypes a toaster oven is definitely more affordable and works for most.

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