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Soldering Iron Tip

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000098870D
Original Publication Date: 1958-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-08
Document File: 2 page(s) / 36K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Richardson, WJ: AUTHOR

Abstract

In order to remove a tube socket from a printed wire board, it is required that the soldering iron apply no more heat than is necessary to the extending socket pins to disconnect them without affecting the printed wire conductors. In the case of a socket having a plurality of pins, it is advisable to disconnect all of them at the same time.

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Soldering Iron Tip

In order to remove a tube socket from a printed wire board, it is required that the soldering iron apply no more heat than is necessary to the extending socket pins to disconnect them without affecting the printed wire conductors. In the case of a socket having a plurality of pins, it is advisable to disconnect all of them at the same time.

The soldering iron tip is shaped with a sloping forward face conforming with the angle of the extending socket pins to present a substantial area of heated surface simultaneously to the surfaces of all pins. Furthermore, the copper tip is recessed so that no more than the necessary heating area is presented near the board. When the solder is liquified, a downward motion of the soldering iron forces the pins outward. The locking or holding action of the pins is overcome and the socket is easily removed without damage to the land patterns on the printed board. This special copper tip is attached to the end of any standard heating unit.

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