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Thomass
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Posted on Tuesday, 25 October, 2005 - 02:27 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

Having never done any SMD soldering can anybody recommend any guides to help. On another note which is better solder paste or solder ?
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Mikehibbett
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Posted on Tuesday, 25 October, 2005 - 02:36 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

This come up recently on the forum, but I couldn't find the link

1) Dont drink coffee until after soldering.
2) For me, ordinary solder is fine. IF you are using professionaly made PCB's with tin-lead plating you will quite possibly not need and solder.

What type of PCB are you soldering to? what type of component packages?

Mike.
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Gordon
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Posted on Tuesday, 25 October, 2005 - 04:29 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

I can recommend A Practical Introduction To Surface Mount Devices by Bill Mooney (Babani books BP411) as a very good book for beginners in SMD construction.
Bill Mooney also has a web page, with some information on SMD:

http://www.billssmd.mcmail.com/

I have also had good results with fine gauge solder.
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Thomass
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Posted on Tuesday, 25 October, 2005 - 06:33 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

Hi Mike

It did, I shall try just using some ordinary solder and see how I get on. The PCB is tin plated from EPE.

Got all the part for the CameraWatch 2 just need a case which typicaly Farnell were out of stock until November GRRRR

Thanks

Thomas
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Mikehibbett
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Posted on Tuesday, 25 October, 2005 - 08:30 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

lol.

Oh, it's the cw2 pcb. You should be fine with the IC's, the pitch is not very fine.

I understand that Farnell are again sold out of 25c256's for a month. I wonder where their stock went :o)
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Thomass
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Posted on Tuesday, 25 October, 2005 - 09:38 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

I properly brought it all :-) seems Farnell are turning into Mapliz or should I say Maplin they who have no stock of anything you want

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