[amsat-bb] Re: soldering iron recommendation

i8cvs domenico.i8cvs at tin.it
Fri Apr 1 00:11:41 PDT 2011

----- Original Message -----
From: "Dave Guimont" <dguimon1 at san.rr.com>
To: "Lowell White" <whiteld at usa.net>
Cc: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Friday, April 01, 2011 6:38 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: soldering iron recommendation
> >
> > Any problems with switch isolation from the AC line? I may add your
> >"hack" to a standard iron.
> None, but for any electronic work I slip the tip thru a loop in a
> grounded line, just to make sure...
>                  73, Dave, WB6LLO
>                 dguimon1 at san.rr.com
>                     Disagree: I learn....
>                    Pulling for P3E...

Hi Dave,WB6LLO

For electronic work my 25 watt soldering iron is supplied by a homebrewed
galvanically  insulated transformer with primary 220 volt and secondary
12 volts with a copper foil in between the primary and secondary windings
and the copper foil is connected to the ground so that it's not necessary
to slip the tip thru a loop in a grounded line.

By the way when I solder a GaAsFET I connect to the ground all working
tools and my left wrist to prevent damages to device because of possible
static charges.

73" de

i8CVS Domenico

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