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Soldering question more than anything else..

Discussion in 'Zenmuse H3-2D GoPro Gimbal' started by frankieplus, Aug 27, 2013.

  1. frankieplus

    Jul 28, 2013
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    I'm not sure if someone knows the real answer to this..

    I need to do some soldering to the Phantom board to install the Zenmuse Gimbal. But this is a soldering question.

    I just bought a Wella soldering station that says 'lead free ready'. I think the soldering iron's tips have been 'pre tinned with lead free solder'.

    Anyways. Does this mean that my soldering tip should ONLY be used with lead free solder? Do I need to buy different soldering tips if I want to use solder than contains lead? Am I meant to change tips here for every solder job if it's switching from LEAD FREE to LEAD?

  2. Audaciter

    Mar 18, 2013
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    Sunnyvale, California, USA
    Don't try to overthink it. You'll be just fine using it like it is. The different tips are just sizes. you'll be doing
    a lot of getting extra, or dirty solder off the tip, on the wet sponge, and afterwards re tinning , and repeating over
    and over again..... ;)
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