Go Back  R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Radio and Electronics
Soldering Iron Hakko FX 901??? >

Soldering Iron Hakko FX 901???

Soldering Iron Hakko FX 901???

Reply

Old 02-19-2011, 06:42 AM
  #1  
Tech Master
Thread Starter
iTrader: (98)
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Kalamazoo,MI
Posts: 1,927
Trader Rating: 98 (100%+)
Default Soldering Iron Hakko FX 901???

I have a Hakko 936 for my home setup that has been a great iron, but I want a more portable just in case iron. Anyone use one of these?

http://www.applefritter.com/node/10572

http://www.frys.com/product/4302455
dan-o is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2013, 10:19 AM
  #2  
Tech Adept
 
juicemouse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 103
Default

I'm also interested in reviews of the FX-901
juicemouse is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2013, 04:41 PM
  #3  
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Rochester Hills Michigan
Posts: 7,232
Default

Don't have any actual experience, but is that tip large enough to maintain heat for typical RC stuff?
Dave H is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2013, 05:53 PM
  #4  
Tech Champion
iTrader: (67)
 
ThePanda's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Michigan
Posts: 7,151
Trader Rating: 67 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by Dave H View Post
Don't have any actual experience, but is that tip large enough to maintain heat for typical RC stuff?
on the website page for that iron, they show it right next to a rc truck (looking like its in the process of soldering) I assume you can get tips to use with it as well.

- from the website.
ThePanda is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2013, 06:40 PM
  #5  
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Rochester Hills Michigan
Posts: 7,232
Default

I noticed that, but oddly enough they don't show that model on their RC Hobby page. Don't know. Quite a few thread views, I now notice over a couple years, apparently few do.
Dave H is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2013, 07:04 PM
  #6  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (9)
 
RCmayor's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Overland Park, KS
Posts: 2,745
Trader Rating: 9 (100%+)
Default

600 degrees isn't hot enough with the wire sizes we use. The wires absorb the heat so rapidly the joint doesn't get the right amount of heat. I use the blue hakko station that looks like an old radio and I don't get the solder joints that I like until I run it at about 800 degrees. Sure you can leave the 600 degree tip on the joint forever but that heats the electronics up for too long and that isn't good. I like to be able to be on and off the connection in about 5 seconds...

For smaller 16gauge to 24gauge wire it would be fine.
RCmayor is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2013, 03:47 PM
  #7  
Tech Fanatic
iTrader: (61)
 
HBRob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
Posts: 847
Trader Rating: 61 (100%+)
Default

I use Weller PSI100K butane. I actually use it now more than my Hakko station, its just easier and I think actually gets hotter.

Link

http://www.amazon.com/PSI100K-Super-...ef=pd_sim_hi_2
HBRob is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2013, 04:51 PM
  #8  
Tech Fanatic
iTrader: (3)
 
tpczx6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Fremont CA
Posts: 855
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

if you are ok with a cord try this one
http://www.testequipmentdepot.com/ha...s/fx601-02.htm
tpczx6 is offline  
Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service