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Motorola LD-W-1 Manual: Required Tools And Consumables; Safe And Correct Soldering

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LD-G-1 / LD-W-1

Required tools and consumables

Make sure you have the following tools, equipment and materials ready for use:
a heat-resistant mat and a soldering iron stand with tip-cleaning sponge
a small side cutter and wire stripper
an electronic soldering iron (max. 30 Watt) with a fine tip
tin solder (0,5 mm. diameter) and wire (diameter: > 0,08 mm²)
Safe and correct soldering
Incorrect soldering can cause fires (through excessive heat). Avoid this
danger by reading the chapter Safety instructions again and
following the directions given.
If you have had training in soldering you can skip this chapter.
When soldering electronic circuits never use soldering-water or
soldering grease. They contain acids that can corrode components
and copper tracks.
Only use tin solder SN 60 Pb (i.e. 60 % tin, 40 % lead) with rosin-
based flux.
Solder fast: long soldering can destroy components and copper
tracks, and damages through plated holes.
Use a small soldering iron with max. 30 Watt. Keep the soldering tip clean
so the heat of the soldering iron is applied to the solder point effectively.
Apply the soldering tip to the soldering spot in such a way that the part
and the soldering spot are heated at the same time. Simultaneously
add solder (not too much). As soon as the solder becomes liquid take it
away. Hold the soldering tip at the spot for a few seconds so that the
tin solder finds its way, then remove the soldering iron.
To make a good soldering joint you must use a clean and
unoxidised soldering tip. Clean the soldering tip with a damp piece
of cloth, a damp sponge or a piece of silicon cloth.
Do not move the component for about 5 seconds after soldering. A
glossy and perfect soldering spot should remain.
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