Early soldering irons were very basic and were not very good for electronics soldering. There was no heat control and every time you placed the tip on a joint, the tip would cool down. Today’s stations have overcome these problems. But if you want to solder the right way, without getting frustrated the iron, and get professional results, read on.
Almost all stations have a menu with some parameters adjusted to maximize equipment performance and correctly manage the soldering process. Which parameters should be modified?
How many solder joints can your tips do? It varies by the tip geometry, the thickness of the tip’s iron coating, the temperature settings, the solder, the flux used and the operator skills.
JBC features tips which can perform up to 100,000 solder joints. How often and when do I need to use the tip tinner? The tip tinner / cleaner is a chemical method to clean and retin the tip at the same time.
It should be used only when alternative methods fail (i.e. sponge, brass) and a very active cleaning method is needed. Do I have to change cartridges anytime I want to solder at a different temperature? No, you are free to choose any temperature with any cartridge. If desired the temperature can easily be locked at a fixed level.
How does the JBC heat up so quickly compared to older technology irons?
JBC Soldering Irons are fourth generation soldering technology. We use one wire buried deep in the tip of the copper to “read and feed.”
Our thermocouple and heating element wire are one in the same and are microprocessor driven over a sensor at 60 hertz utilizing up to 140 watts on demand in a very low mass cartridge.
This is why our thermal performance cannot be matched. It is technolgy compatible with todays needs, as well as tomorrows. Our competitors are using technolgy invented 20+ years ago with little advancement.