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High Wattage Temperature Controlled Soldering Iron

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000110468D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-25
Document File: 1 page(s) / 30K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Van De Bogart, C: AUTHOR

Abstract

This invention is a high wattage (over 100 watts) low mass temperature controlled soldering iron. The purpose of this is to maintain temperature when soldering large components to sensitive devices.

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High Wattage Temperature Controlled Soldering Iron

      This invention is a high wattage (over 100 watts) low mass
temperature controlled soldering iron.  The purpose of this is to
maintain temperature when soldering large components to sensitive
devices.

      The application called for a low mass iron capable of
maintaining a constant temperature.  This was accomplished by using a
standard 250-watt heater mounted in a copper housing.  The housing
was designed to permit installation of a thermocouple near the tip of
the iron.  The thermocouple feeds back to a standard temperature
controller.  The controller regulates the power to the heater to
maintain the desired temperature.

      The mass of the copper housing can be tailored to meet the
specific application.  The wattage can vary depending on the desired
recovery that is needed.  The housing was also designed to take
standard soldering tips.

      This application can be extended by adding a second
thermocouple feeding an over temperature card.  This could prevent
thermo run away.

      Disclosed anonymously.