MXR ZW-44 overdrive alternative? Nov 28, 2007 18:29:13 GMT -4
Post by stratman on Nov 28, 2007 18:29:13 GMT -4
akira said:Also, don't get a mega high wattage soldering iron otherwise you'll overheat the parts you're soldering; 30W would be enough.
Not strictly true dude, as a general rule the joint needs to be made as quickly as possible to avoid damaging components or melting wiring insulation, using a soldering iron of too low a wattage can often take too long to make the joint and therefore cause damage, this is being made worse now that 'lead free' solder is becoming the norm as the higher levels of tin that solder now contains takes considerably more heat to melt, its often better to use a higher wattage iron and then use a heat sink if necessary, i currently use a 75W iron for electronics and general vehicle wiring applications and sometimes even thats not enough!