Electronics Forum | Thu Mar 10 13:05:41 EST 2005 | patrickbruneel
This phenomenon is caused by a high amount of halogens (Cl, Br etc.) used in the flux activators or in the flux surfactants. We've seen effects creating all colors of the rainbow. Changing to No-Clean (halide-free) will eliminate this color effect.
Electronics Forum | Thu Mar 10 14:31:57 EST 2005 | russ
Patrick told you why, But here is some more info for ya, I would absolutely not recommend that wires be tinned with OA. The residue will never get cleaned underneath the insulation and all of your strands will strt to break in the near/far future.
Electronics Forum | Thu Mar 10 10:06:08 EST 2005 | steve
OK all you Gurus here's one for ya. Customer is tinning wires with standard eutectic solder in a solder pot. There is a blue tint to the solder in the pot. After tinning with OA flux, which I will change to NC shortly, he has clear teflon insulation
Electronics Forum | Thu Mar 10 15:43:06 EST 2005 | steve
Thank you both for your assistance. I knew that I could count on you folks. The customer has purchased No-Clean flux and is using it as we speak. Hows that for customer service.... All in a days work... Thanks again You make me look good!!! Steve
Electronics Forum | Mon Mar 07 08:03:14 EST 2005 | jonathanpaul
Have any of you ever experienced minor eruptions in your solder bath while it is heating up? Our solder bath splashes solder while it's heating. Once the bath is molten, it no longer does. Can anyone suggest a cause?
Electronics Forum | Thu Jan 26 13:13:14 EST 2017 | dyoungquist
What type of solder are you using, Lead or Lead-Free? What is the melting point of it? What temperature are you setting your solder bath to? Possible solutions: 1) Give your solder bath a little more time to even out the temperature across the en
Electronics Forum | Tue Feb 14 01:00:47 EST 2017 | soldertraining
Soldering Bath - When we need to tin high-power contacts or a lot of wires, for example, in making harnesses, a regular soldering iron is either impossible to use due to the high thermal capacitance requirement, or takes way too long to perform the t
Electronics Forum | Mon Mar 07 09:19:30 EST 2005 | patrickbruneel
Check your heater elements one or more are defective causing uneven heat distribution.
Electronics Forum | Mon Mar 07 11:55:12 EST 2005 | jonathanpaul
Thank-you gentlemen, I'll look into these possibilities.
Electronics Forum | Mon Mar 07 20:14:19 EST 2005 | KEN
It may not be a bad element. If the elements are not sequenced you will have this problem. It may be a machine design limitation.