This soldering station is a great step up from the basic soldering station you picked up because your last one broke right in the middle of a project.
Unit includes 110V base station, iron, iron holder, and sponge. We can't say enough good things about this iron - set the iron temp to 350C and forget it. It's the iron that we recommend to our friends who've been bitten by the electronics bug. It's just a workhorse!
The unit takes around 20 seconds to heat up. We usually turn the iron on then go in search of water to wet the sponge. A wet sponge is used to clean the tarnish from the tip of the iron.
The red LED on the front will be constantly on while the iron is heating up. Then the LED will start to pulse slowly (on for around three seconds, off for around three seconds, repeat). This LED indicates that the iron has reached and is maintaining a constant temperature (also called a control loop or feedback loop).
- Lead-free capable
- Temperature adjustable from 220-480°C (428-896°F)
- Includes 900M tip
- 50W Iron
- SparkFun Logo!