SMT Soldering station

Started by Vic Fraenckel in Piclist13 years ago 16 replies

I am looking to buy a decent SMT soldering station and would appreciate hearing from anyone with experience in such a critter. I...

I am looking to buy a decent SMT soldering station and would appreciate hearing from anyone with experience in such a critter. I have visited quite a few web sites, found thru Google, that mention them but I would like to get real-world opinions before I buy. I am making small PCBs, on


SMT Crystal Oscillator

Started by Vic Fraenckel in Piclist13 years ago 2 replies

I have been looking at the specs for both the Epson SG-615and the CMX 309 series SMT crystal oscillators and they both show pin 1...

I have been looking at the specs for both the Epson SG-615and the CMX 309 series SMT crystal oscillators and they both show pin 1 labled OE. However, the specs do not show how/why it is used. How would I wire that pin (GND or +5V)? Perhaps I can safely ignore it? Any enligh


[EE] Shelf life of SMT paste solder

Started by Vic Fraenckel in Piclist12 years ago 1 reply

I would like to use SMT paste solder in syringe form for my modest PCB construction. I understand that this stuff has a shelf life...

I would like to use SMT paste solder in syringe form for my modest PCB construction. I understand that this stuff has a shelf life which can be prolonged by refrigeration. My local distributer can supply this to me from Kester, but I need to buy 5 tubes at a time. The price per tube is


programming SOIC and other smt PICs

Started by Vic Fraenckel in Piclist13 years ago 2 replies

I am going to be programming the 12f629 in the SOIC form factor. I am looking for recommendations as to what programmer would be...

I am going to be programming the 12f629 in the SOIC form factor. I am looking for recommendations as to what programmer would be the best to accomodate this. I am rather new at this and wish to make a good choice. Any enlightenment will be appreciated. TIA


Re: Shelf life of SMT paste solder

Started by Vic Fraenckel in Piclist12 years ago 1 reply

Sid wrote: >I am using solder paste from Soldering Technology. Bought a single syringe Sid, where might I buy this? The places...

Sid wrote: >I am using solder paste from Soldering Technology. Bought a single syringe Sid, where might I buy this? The places I have found want 30+ bucks for a tube. Any enlightenment will be appreciated. TIA Vic ____________________