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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-23-2009, 11:37 PM Thread Starter
 
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What ratio solder for ficm repair

As it states what ratio of led to nickel are you guys using for your repairs?
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As it states what ratio of led to nickel are you guys using for your repairs?
I had a roll of the fluxcore solder that I use for everything hanging around so I used that. Flows the joint perfectly. Used Isopropyl Alcohol to clean the flux afterwoods.. Not sure of the metal spec but any fluxcore electronic solder will do the trick.. IMO I would not reccomend water soluble solder "no flux" because the trace is pretty thick, you don't want the iron on it for long periods of time trying to make it flow properly. I had my Metcal set at 700F and that seemed to be about right.. I was an electronic technician for many years so I know a little bit about this stuff.. When your done let it COMPLETELY dry...
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Re: What ratio solder for ficm repair

Ok thanks man I figured any electronics grade would work but was not sure if these modules get very hot.

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Re: What ratio solder for ficm repair

I used lead based rosin core solder and cleaned with Isopropyl alcohol also.
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Re: What ratio solder for ficm repair

60/40 or 63/37 will be fine.

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