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Would this be a good iron to mod my PS2 with?

Discussion in 'PS2' started by Viper2026, Jan 11, 2005.

  1. Viper2026

    Viper2026 Guest

    http://www.tessco.com/products/getProductInfo.do?sku=49914

    Some people expressed concerns that lower wattage irons are too slow to heat compontents, but this one looks as if it has a temperature comparable to that of a 25 watt iron. Would something like this be good for installing a mod in my ps2?
     
  2. bigmac999

    bigmac999 Regular member

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    12 watt should be fine, i use a 15 watt and thats perfect. Youll also need a 0.1mm tip for soldering to the PS2 circuit board.
     
  3. Viper2026

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    I can get a 1/64" tip which I figure would be fine.
     
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    since the solder connections are so small on a ps2, the wattage/temperature isn't really important. 800 degrees is around standard, and since the amounts of solder are so small, low wattage will be fine. The most important factor is a small tip...surface mount soldering is FAR more difficult than standard. If you haven't done it before, I highly suggest practicing first. I destroyed my first ps2 that way, and I've been soldering for many years.
     

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