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  • not recommended: becomes conductive!

    posted by hoalo on 02/17/2010
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    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:more than 1 month

    Pros:

    - Makes corroded copper solderable.
    - Fairly big amount of flux for a cheap price.

    Cons:

    - Leaves dark residue after soldering.
    - Residue is CONDUCTIVE!
    - So it absolutely needs thorough cleaning after soldering if used on PCBs, which is not always possible (e.g. under ICs).
    => Not really usable on PCBs!

    OtherThoughts:

    Well, it's really cheap, but I only can recommend it for coarse soldering jobs.
    Had to learn it the hard way.

    Bottomline:

    Buy it only if you really know the conductive residue will not be an issue.

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