Soldering iron and solder

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Soldering safety precautions

  • do not touch the hot tip of the soldering iron.
  • do not let the tip of the soldering iron touch the mains cable
  • place the iron back in the holder when you are finished
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Flux

The soldering iron contains a flux which keeps the solder clean when it is melted

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Process of soldering to a printed circuit board (P

  • place legs of the component through the board and bend the legs so that it will be held in place
  • heat the area of the board you are going to be working
  • add solder
  • solder will always run towards heat once it has melted
  • clip the legs of the component when you are finished
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