Member Since: January 13, 2011

Country: United States

  • Awesome writeup, thoroughly enjoyed reading it .. Lucky bastards ! :D

  • The difference is that your laptop brick is universal - It can take both 110 & 220 volts without crapping itself, so the “cheap 10 dollar power converter” (that only costs a couple of cents to manufacture) is in reality only a plug converter.. If you use one of those with this soldering station, you WILL kill it… While I’ve used one of the cheap 110v direct voltage to heating element designs with 220v, the result wasn’t pretty, it almost melted itself (the whole soldering iron became glowing white.. Not something you would want it to).
    You would need a fairly expensive transformer to step up the voltage, while still providing enough juice to actually heat this thing.. All in all - it would probably be cheaper to buy something that was born 220v ^^

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