Have a weller standard that claims to go to about 750. When I try to tin the tip THe solder just beads up and falls off when I try to melt solder over a contact it flows up the tip but usually doesn't coat it. Also the solder has a hard time melting unless directly contacted by the iron. No heating up points and touching the solder to it seems possible.
I'm going to solder new USB port (enby0053201) into main PCB (the original one broke of with the fall of the phone). I'm quite experienced in soldering with iron, but for this purpose I'm going to use hot air solder station for the first time.
I hope i'm posting this in the right forum, if not i'd like to apologize.
Recently i bought a cheap soldering iron and have been trying to solder some stuff together (my current goal is to solder a pin header to a router board) however i can't seem to get it to work at all, the solder just won't melt.
According to some tutorials i'm supposed to cover the tip of the soldering iro
I just started an Electrical Engineering Technologies program 4 weeks ago and today was assigned a fairly simple soldering job. It's maybe my 5th time soldering through-hole and I was wondering if you could offer whatever critiques, suggestion, or comments you have.