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Oxidated terminals

Cristiano Dick Smiderle


Oxidated terminals | 8 November, 2000

I looking for a possible rework on component terminals that are not soldering in a wave solder machine. The terminals (leads) are very oxidated.

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Steve Aki


Re: Oxidated terminals | 8 November, 2000

First of all, verify your storage conditions. Its useful that poor storage conditions can cause damages in devices (especialy oxidations).


Steve Aki

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Re: Oxidated terminals | 8 November, 2000

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Re: Oxidated terminals | 8 November, 2000

You need to remove the oxide before you can properly solder your [or any] component. Call your flux supplier ask them for a more active flux than you are using and for their recommendations on removing the flux residues.

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Chris May


Re: Oxidated terminals | 9 November, 2000


Are your oxidised components now all on boards ?

How many and how many terminations ?

If you have any that are still to be used, maybe you can get the supplier / customer to replace them, unless of course they are well old.

If you have storage condition problems, I would recommend that you check for any other evidence of like oxidisation on other components.

You can always tin the ones you havent yet used (flux / solder pot etc).

I have cleaned grubby connectors in an ultra sonic tank before now with some success.


Chris May

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