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October 18, 2012
about 4 months ago
Could someone verify the DC and AC current ranges, the above is not quite the same as the USER MANUAL, thank you
News - Can Soldering Help Therap…
about 11 months ago
Someone asked when is the last time a soldering iron spit in my face, well that would be YESTERDAY shortly after posting my comment. Soldering a 12 AWG wire into a terminal and boiling flux bubble shot out some little particles of hot solder. And as to the comment about safety glasses in Europe, having spent some time in Germany and Hungary teaching and repairing equipment, there is most assuredly a REQUIREMENT for safety glasses AND positive ventilation of the fumes, AND a requirement to deal with the dross and other ruminant’s of the soldering process. When we teach students here at our college, safety glasses are mandatory for almost every activity, including powering up uncovered circuit boards, its no fun pulling chunks of blow up capacitors out of one’s face. Accidents happen, its far easier to work safely than to recover from an accident AND fill out all the resulting paperwork especially in the workplace (can you spell OSHA?)
Seriously, staged or not, soldering iron in hand ONLY after safety glasses over eyes. And in my labs no hand or wrist jewelry allowed! It is ALWAYS important when educating to set the correct example, ALWAYS.
about 2 years ago
One addition that might be considered is an ESD protection mat-wrist strap kit. Always good to protect integrated circuits from nasty little zaps. I like my 3M mat, a bit pricey but it does the job well
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about 3 years ago
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