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 good, ~6
bucks/tube. I would like to know what is a practical (not theoretical)
refrigerated shelf life for this? Is there a better place to purchase it? Is
it a crazy idea?
Any enlightenment will be appreciated.
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[EE] Shelf life of SMT paste solder
I am using solder paste
from Soldering Technology. Bought a single syringe in Jan 2003. Kept
in fridge, and am still using it. Put part of it in a dispensing syringe,
which comes in and out of the fridge, the balance stays in the fridge all the
time. Shelf life of the paste is supposed to be 6 months at room temp.|
Six syringes should last you a life time.