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Controlling Copper Build Up in Automatic Soldering Equipment Using Lead-Free Solder

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Controlling Copper Build Up in Automatic Soldering Equipment Using Lead-Free Solder

Since "nothing solders like solder", HAL (Hot Air Leveling) will continue to hold a significant place in the surface finishing industry. Furthermore, the wave soldering process will continue to be a viable means of electronics assembly. However, as automatic soldering processes using lead-free alloys have become increasingly prevalent, questions have arisen about copper dissolution into these alloys.

Credit/Source: Karl Seelig, David Suraski AIM

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Building RF Power Transistors

Posted by CJ

I have to build test fixtures for RF Power transistors. These components generate alot of heat so the PCB is soldered to a baseplate. The problem I am having is that I am getting too much solder flowing... »»

SMT electrolytic capacitor lead classification

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What is the spec or true classification for the leads for an Electrolytic capacitor? Is it a Flattened coined lead? or Flat Lug Lead?:... »»

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