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Soldering of SMD Film Capacitors in Practical Lead Free Processes

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Soldering of SMD Film Capacitors in Practical Lead Free Processes

Today the lead free soldering process is a must in commercial electronics and it is also coming more and more important in automative and industrial electronics sectors in the near future. The most common choices for lead free solders are different Tin-Silver-Copper (SAC) alloys. Processes using SAC solders cause extra stress, because of increased process temperatures, especially to the plastic materials.

Credit / Source: Matti Niskala / KEMET

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BGA flux dipping process

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I need some inputs regarding this process. Is this really eliminates voids and other solderability issues on BGA's? ... »»

Bad solder joints

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We are getting what looks like cold solder joints on one of our boards. The boards have an aluminum substrate, and use OSP plating. The solder is lead free - 96.5 Sn, 3.0 Ag, .5 Cu. The flux is no clean... »»

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