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 Post subject: Very unusual desoldering method...
PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:58 pm 
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:grin: Hi fellows. Have to share this; worth trying.

Come back with your observations, results, comments, adaptations, improvements. Am sorry it has some advertisements embedded...
Get your finest tweezers ready, it is a very nice way to harvest valuable parts from discarded equipment, enjoy :

:idea: ----> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGSFZ2eadaA

Am already thinking on doing it upside down... a rain of parts to start 2018 !



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 Post subject: Re: Very unusual desoldering method...
PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:20 pm 
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That sounds like an idea for single parts that's worth trying.
For whole board salvage, the best I've found is to hold the board, component side down, over an empty waste can. Heat the solder side with a heat gun, a small section at at a time. When the solder just starts to melt, tap the board briskly on the can's edge. Parts and solder will all go into the can, but, since the solder is just barely at it's melting point, it cools before it hits the can bottom so it does not stick on the parts. Now pick out the desired parts, including those pesky pin headers that often come out intact, and is hard to do any other way.
It can be a bit messy, so you better consider using eye protection and of course there's always a burn risk...As we all know!



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 Post subject: Re: Very unusual desoldering method...
PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:51 am 
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i saw this the other day also, but i hope that lamp does not get too hot to hold.
if anyone tries it let me know, curious if it actually works.


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 Post subject: Re: Very unusual desoldering method...
PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:41 pm 
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Seems like it would blind the operator somewhat when used as a wand. Practically like Welding, you would need glasses so dark, all you would see is the bulb and immediate work area. Its not surprising considering Halogen lamps are often well over 100W. A better application would be to power it using a PWM supply with thermocouple feedback and use it for back of the board heating in a rework situation. When not soldering, can be used to make little cakes or shrink tubing.


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 Post subject: Re: Very unusual desoldering method...
PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:52 pm 
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A piece of sheet metal as half shroud should take care of the glare for the user. Headlamps were limited by law to 55 Watts, but that was a looong ago.



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:35 pm 
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I didn't think that was a headlamp, just a low voltage lamp for indoor use, I scrapped some 75 and 150W potlights for LED a few years ago. 55W would be obsolete since many new cars have LED lamps rated in Lumens and you can get some pretty bright ones now on ebay but I couldn't say if they are non compliant though.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:01 am 
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Hi haklesup.
The lamp bulb used on the video is a common automotive halogen 12V incandescent headlamp bulb, typically 55 to 65 Watts. One filament has a Graves shield to direct the emission towards one side (or block certain direction).
There is also 120VAC halogen bulbs (without the shield) that could also be used.
Hyperbright LED automotive headlamps would not emit infrared to melt solder.
Will see what is in my bins to try :smile:

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