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- Re: Ersa soldering station from Farnell
- Phil Allison
September 10, 2005, 10:25 am
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** Very nice.
** Told ya the 290 watt thing was a phurphy.
** Like powering down when you forget it.
** Never hurts.
** Cripes - maybe it can be upgraded ?
** Huh - its only 8 mm dia.
What is the issue compared to say a Weller or Hakko ??
** Is that feint praise ?
Re: Ersa soldering station from Farnell
**Maybe. It'd require some surgery though.
**After using the 0.4mm tip, I find the size thing not much of an issue. I
can imagine that in a tight spot it could be a problem.
**Nope. I've used it for the following over the last few days:
* Desoldering and re-soldering DIP ICs.
* Desoldering and re-soldering various passives and various styles of
* Removing and replacing SMD ICs.
* Removing and replacing copper shielding around front end assemblies.
It has performed all the above functions perfectly. It is a MUCH better iron
than the Microns, Wellers and others I have used previously. I've used a
Hakko and I feel it is probably a little better than that too. Still, my
only long term experience with Hakkos is with my Hakko desoldering station
(which is presently buggered).