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Old 07-14-2006, 10:28 PM   #1
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Default Soldering iron? Butane/electric?

i think this is the best place to post this cause every1 is always soldering up their battery packs..

umm i was wondering wat is better? a butane or a electric soldering iron??

im guessing it wouldnt be safe using a butane 1 at nitro events but in electric it should be ok?

i wana know because a good 100w soldering iron is the same price as a butane soldering iron..

thanks..
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I would recomend eletric cos if ur using the butane one and it run's out you dont normaly have a spare with u, and I dont think u would be able to buy one from the race event ur at!
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Normally if you use a butane one you would have a can of LPG to fill it up when it runs out. I haven't use an electric one enough to say which I prefer but the gas ones seem to heat up alot quicker.
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I rather my weller portasol over my electric iron,just because its SO easy to work with,no big wire.
It heaps up super quick and is rated at 70w on its highest setting.
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I would recomend eletric cos if ur using the butane one and it run's out you dont normaly have a spare with u, and I dont think u would be able to buy one from the race event ur at!
the 1 im getting has another tube that u click in....i want it for the quick heating and i can just turn it off wen not in use and heat it up quicker aswell as i can use it for heatshrinking and stuff.....

aswell as a spare can of butane gas in my pitbox....
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ok, never used a butane one like, but I have considered getting one, might get one now
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Majority uses electric irons. I use electric with a ceramic tip and what I like the most is that the solder doesn't eat up the tip.
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After switching to a gas iron I can say I prefer it in every single way.
It heats up much quicker, its easier to use with no wires hanging around, its usually lighter and the gas lasts a long time.
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hey guys ne1 got a PRO-70 Butane soldering iron?

heres a link PRO-70 Butane Soldering Iron....click ere

46.99....and im gona get a thicker tip....and some gas....around 56 bucks all up

it goes from 25 to 80 watts....upto 450* degree celsius....is that good?

and if ne1 has 1 wat tip do u need to make it into a torch...for like heatshrink n stuff??

and wats a good tip for soldering battery packs? 5mm?
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Hi, newbe here.

What about those "cold heat" soldering device? Anyone use them?

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well guys i bought a IRODA SOLDERPRO 50K....60 bucks from dicksmitch electronics

30 to 70 watt range,480*C degrees celcius MAX

its includes a hotknife tip,soldering tip,hot blower and a blowtorch reaching temps to a MASSIVE 1300*C !!!!

run off butane and has approx 30 min run time,very compact and heats up in around 5 secs,easy to use and includes solder aswell aswell as a box with foam padding

now i think ppl use a sort of "hammer" bit for soldering packs?....should i buy one of those?

im not a hardcore racer.. i just buy individual cells every now n then and solder em up....much cheaper than an already built pack
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