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Member #396034

Member Since: January 7, 2013

Country: United States

  • God help us, we’re in the hands of the engineers….

  • Constantly plagued by cold joints and oxidized tips? Can you even solder any 80 pin QFP chips? We decided that this problem needs immediate addressing, and here at Sparkfun, we like to take things a bit further. Through hours of redesign and testing, our team of engineers came up with the Patriot Series soldering irons. These irons feature a 3.5 giga-watt heating element sustained by small liquid fluoride thorium reactor, so you will never get any cold joints ever again! Special features include reflow mode, where it essentially turns your workshop into a reflow oven for fine pitched TQFP soldering, a low power mode, where it only consumes a measly 1.1 giga-Watts of power, and the best part, a comfort grip for ergonomic use! So get your new patriot iron today, and even a kid can get professional joints (adult supervision recommended)! Debuting a Friday near you.

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