Leaded Surface Mount Tinning Tool
Original Publication Date: 1986-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09
A titanium solder barrier permits the hand tinning (hot solder dipping) of leaded surface mount components (flatpacks) up to the body of the component without damaging the component by direct contact with molten solder. As seen in the exploded view in Fig. 1, the solder barrier consists of four parts. The top piece is a surface plate 1 having an insert 2 containing four tapered slots that vary in width to accommodate the different body widths of flatpacks (not shown) to be soldered. A cross-sectional view of the insert 2 of surface plate 1 is provided in Fig. 2showing tapered slots 7 with the four gradations of width varying from narrowest on the left to the widest on the right. The bottom piece 3, has an interior lip 4 that fits over the solder pot (not shown).