Electronics Forum | Sat Aug 02 08:06:11 EDT 2008 | pcbbuilders
Is there a limit to the time that most components can stay at temperatures around 130-200 deg c? if i slow the time, the first 4 zones will be at this temp for about 5 minutes in no lead process. i am concerned that some chips wont be rated at this t
Electronics Forum | Mon Jul 28 14:30:22 EDT 2008 | grics
Take a look at this. Remember, these are only guidlines and can not replace any paste specs. As Real Chunks said, a profiler will be of HUGE help. We use this to determine what our top side temps are and to see if we have any problems with heat sen
Electronics Forum | Mon Aug 04 09:30:16 EDT 2008 | grics
If you have concerns, you can look at the datasheet for each component or contact one of their application or materials engineers and find out what the components are rated for...process-wise. IE, how long can I be in the oven with this part, at what
Electronics Forum | Mon Jul 28 16:48:54 EDT 2008 | pcbbuilders
my oven has a built in profiler, it works fairly well, but it can not predict changes. my main concern was about the time right before reflow. i know that's where the flux is activated and i was worried that i may be spending too much time at the tem
Electronics Forum | Mon Jul 28 11:31:42 EDT 2008 | blnorman
Ideal situation is get a technical rep from the solder paste supplier. They know their paste better, and should be able to work out a profile based on their paste and your oven. Again, a technical rep, not the sales guy.
Electronics Forum | Mon Jul 28 13:21:50 EDT 2008 | realchunks
Do you have a Slim-Kic? You can run a profile and then do predictions from there. Very useful tool.
Electronics Forum | Mon Jul 28 14:01:05 EDT 2008 | pcbbuilders
thanks, looks like an interesting product. any idea of the cost? they don't list it on their site. not sure if i can afford it yet.
Electronics Forum | Tue Jul 29 10:46:17 EDT 2008 | realchunks
Oh, well if you can profile, model your profile to the profile supplied by the paste manufacturer. Anything outside of their recommended profile is all experimantal.
Electronics Forum | Tue Jul 29 10:53:58 EDT 2008 | pcbbuilders
Some profiles can be difficult to get exactly, so I was wondering what effect a slight deviation might have.
Electronics Forum | Tue Jul 29 14:20:03 EDT 2008 | realchunks
Slight variations should have little impact on your product under normal conditions. All depends on your board.