rcox

Member Since: November 29, 2010

Country: United States

  • Total length is 1.6" long (40.6mm). The tapered or reduced portion that fits the brass insert is 0.75" long (19mm) which leaves 0.85" for the main barrel or shank. The barrel/shank is ¼" in diameter. There is a 5/32" hole drilled in the base of the shank that will accommodate the ceramic heating element of the Hakko. That hole is not quite as long as the main shank but does go nearly all the way into the main shank body. In my research, I’ve not found specs on the E series tips for the WES51 that include the shank diameter or how long the shank is. They also mention a hole for a sensor in the base of that tip. Can you provide some additional details in the diameter of the shank, how long it is, how big around the shoulder at the mid-tip is, the diameter of the sensor hole and how deep that hole it? If so, I can probably give a better idea whether it will be compatible with that E-series tip.

  • Hi Sembazuru, The iron temperature can be set at normal soldering temperatures, but at those temperatures the melt happens quickly with most plastics. That is a plus if you’re doing a lot of them (as long as it’s not so hot as to burn the plastic). If you’re just learning, it’s best to lower the temperature and the press happens more slowly as the plastic melts more slowly. On my Hakko, I have it set to 700 for an ABS part. I’ve used it as low as about 450 on ABS on my Hakko. It’s hard to acquire all the particular irons out there. The interior cavity for heating elements of this tip is 5/32" (don’t have the depth dim in front of me) which is compatible with the Hakko FX-888 Sparkfun sells. The outside diameter is ¼". Some Weller irons are ¼" OD solid tips. I see Weller irons that look more like the internal heating element like you see on the Hakko, but I don’t have dimensions on those irons/tips. I have a basic 40W Weller that has a set screw and the tips work well with it. I would consider producing other dimensions if it looked like the demand was there.

  • Hi Sembazuru, The iron temperature can be set at normal soldering temperatures, but at those temperatures the melt happens quickly with most plastics. That is a plus if you’re doing a lot of them (as long as it’s not so hot as to burn the plastic). If you’re just learning, it’s best to lower the temperature and the press happens more slowly as the plastic melts more slowly. On my Hakko, I have it set to 700 for an ABS part. I’ve used it as low as about 450 on ABS on my Hakko. It’s hard to acquire all the particular irons out there. The interior cavity for heating elements of this tip is 5/32" (don’t have the depth dim in front of me) which is compatible with the Hakko FX-888 Sparkfun sells. The outside diameter is ¼". Some Weller irons are ¼" OD solid tips. I see Weller irons that look more like the internal heating element like you see on the Hakko, but I don’t have dimensions on those irons/tips. I have a basic 40W Weller that has a set screw and the tips work well with it. I would consider producing other dimensions if it looked like the demand was there.

  • We’re seeing accuracies that are more like +/-1.5-3.0 C even in the mid-range of this device. Still working out if that is linear. Using a thermo pen, magnetic stirrer thermocouple, and infrared thermometer as baselines.

  • I don’t normally do this, but since I needed this part and there was no prediction for when it would be in stock, I found it on Parts Express: https://wholesale.parts-express.com/switch-boot-with-retention-washer–060-589 It’s a little more expensive there and you have to pay their shipping. Since I can normally pick up directly from SparkFun I would continue buying these from them if they return to stock.

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