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  • stj
    stj
    Great Sage 齊天大聖
    • Dec 2009
    • 29505
    • some shithole run by Israeli agents

    #21
    Re: Cordless Soldering Iron - recommendations?

    ts80 is about 20-30w i think - it has an internal boost convertor so i dont know the supply limits.

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    • redwire
      Badcaps Veteran
      • Dec 2010
      • 3413
      • Canada

      #22
      Re: Cordless Soldering Iron - recommendations?

      TS80 USB-C QC3.0 charge is apparently 9V 3A for 18W. You need a Quickcharge powerbank for that.
      TS80 "Power Input: 3.6V-6.5V/3A, or 6.5V-9V/2A, or 9V-12V/1.5A ~ (QC 3.0)"

      No boost-converter in TS80 teardown, the P-fet goes from +in to the tip and there is a step-down converter.

      https://www.eevblog.com/2018/08/11/e...ng-iron-review around 16:45 the pcb is open.

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      • Per Hansson
        Super Moderator
        • Jul 2005
        • 5816
        • Sweden

        #23
        Re: Cordless Soldering Iron - recommendations?

        It's all about how the heat is conducted to the tip, see eg EEVblog #1064
        I would not say it's as good but in a comparison to my 80w Weller WSP80 soldering station the TS80 does not loose by much.
        Put another way desoldering large caps on multilayer PCB's is not super easy with either of them.
        However paired with my powerbank it sure beats it in portability: I use if for example on machines with soldered batteries:
        Huge advantages in battery operation both in convenience but also in no risk shorting out a battery with a grounded iron...
        Last edited by Per Hansson; 05-14-2019, 12:48 PM.
        "The one who says it cannot be done should never interrupt the one who is doing it."

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        • stj
          stj
          Great Sage 齊天大聖
          • Dec 2009
          • 29505
          • some shithole run by Israeli agents

          #24
          Re: Cordless Soldering Iron - recommendations?

          just as well, with the cost of the cartridges!!

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          • sam_sam_sam
            Badcaps Veteran
            • Jul 2011
            • 4679
            • USA

            #25
            Re: Cordless Soldering Iron - recommendations?

            Originally posted by kc8adu View Post
            and have about 500 medical packs waiting to be stripped.
            i love these.
            they are max 2 years old and few if any cycles.
            Where are you getting them from
            9 PC LCD Monitor
            6 LCD Flat Screen TV
            30 Desk Top Switching Power Supply
            10 Battery Charger Switching Power Supply for Power Tool
            6 18v Lithium Battery Power Boards for Tool Battery Packs
            1 XBox 360 Switching Power Supply and M Board
            25 Servo Drives 220/460 3 Phase
            6 De-soldering Station Switching Power Supply 1 Power Supply
            1 Dell Mother Board
            15 Computer Power Supply
            1 HP Printer Supply & Control Board * lighting finished it *


            These two repairs where found with a ESR meter...> Temp at 50*F then at 90*F the ESR reading more than 10%

            1 Over Head Crane Current Sensing Board ( VFD Failure Five Years Later )
            2 Hem Saw Computer Stack Board

            All of these had CAPs POOF
            All of the mosfet that are taken out by bad caps

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            • redwire
              Badcaps Veteran
              • Dec 2010
              • 3413
              • Canada

              #26
              Re: Cordless Soldering Iron - recommendations?

              I noticed some cordless T12 stations that use a power tool (slider) battery. $60 USD. Search for "T12 Slider Battery" on fleabay.
              Versions available are Dewalt, Mikita, Milwaukee M18, Bosch 18V.
              It's another way to go.
              Attached Files

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              • stj
                stj
                Great Sage 齊天大聖
                • Dec 2009
                • 29505
                • some shithole run by Israeli agents

                #27
                Re: Cordless Soldering Iron - recommendations?

                nice idea,
                but it looks like they are still trying to offload all the old 900 series handles.
                those are terrible - if the tip was any further from the handle you would need a picany rail to mount a scope!!

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                • sam_sam_sam
                  Badcaps Veteran
                  • Jul 2011
                  • 4679
                  • USA

                  #28
                  Re: Cordless Soldering Iron - recommendations?

                  Here is the battery pack for a battery operated soldering iron

                  This unit cost $20.00 and very is hack and easy convert to power this soldering iron
                  Attached Files
                  Last edited by sam_sam_sam; 06-02-2019, 10:41 AM.
                  9 PC LCD Monitor
                  6 LCD Flat Screen TV
                  30 Desk Top Switching Power Supply
                  10 Battery Charger Switching Power Supply for Power Tool
                  6 18v Lithium Battery Power Boards for Tool Battery Packs
                  1 XBox 360 Switching Power Supply and M Board
                  25 Servo Drives 220/460 3 Phase
                  6 De-soldering Station Switching Power Supply 1 Power Supply
                  1 Dell Mother Board
                  15 Computer Power Supply
                  1 HP Printer Supply & Control Board * lighting finished it *


                  These two repairs where found with a ESR meter...> Temp at 50*F then at 90*F the ESR reading more than 10%

                  1 Over Head Crane Current Sensing Board ( VFD Failure Five Years Later )
                  2 Hem Saw Computer Stack Board

                  All of these had CAPs POOF
                  All of the mosfet that are taken out by bad caps

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                  • sam_sam_sam
                    Badcaps Veteran
                    • Jul 2011
                    • 4679
                    • USA

                    #29
                    Re: Cordless Soldering Iron - recommendations?

                    Here is a picture of the setup that I come up with

                    All battery parts were bought at Lowe’s Store *

                    The USB charger converter $20.00 *
                    The battery 4amph $50.00 *
                    The battery charger $25.00 *
                    The soldering controller $13.00 * AliExpress

                    So for $103.00 I have a very good setup

                    I used a 5 amp re-set-able fuse going to the power cord

                    I still going to convert a ZD-915 soldering station and use the same USB converter housing to power this unit as well now that I found a 24 volt battery pack for fairly good price

                    One note I have seen a tear down ( on You Tube ) of this battery pack and they do use very good quality batteries in there battery pack

                    One other note what I like about this soldering controller is that when you do not touch the iron for a little while it goes into the sleep mode and if you still do not touch it goes into power down mode very important feature for it being used on battery power ( and very inconvenient if being you are powering it on a home outlet the power down mode)
                    Attached Files
                    Last edited by sam_sam_sam; 06-02-2019, 12:13 PM.
                    9 PC LCD Monitor
                    6 LCD Flat Screen TV
                    30 Desk Top Switching Power Supply
                    10 Battery Charger Switching Power Supply for Power Tool
                    6 18v Lithium Battery Power Boards for Tool Battery Packs
                    1 XBox 360 Switching Power Supply and M Board
                    25 Servo Drives 220/460 3 Phase
                    6 De-soldering Station Switching Power Supply 1 Power Supply
                    1 Dell Mother Board
                    15 Computer Power Supply
                    1 HP Printer Supply & Control Board * lighting finished it *


                    These two repairs where found with a ESR meter...> Temp at 50*F then at 90*F the ESR reading more than 10%

                    1 Over Head Crane Current Sensing Board ( VFD Failure Five Years Later )
                    2 Hem Saw Computer Stack Board

                    All of these had CAPs POOF
                    All of the mosfet that are taken out by bad caps

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                    • sam_sam_sam
                      Badcaps Veteran
                      • Jul 2011
                      • 4679
                      • USA

                      #30
                      Re: Cordless Soldering Iron - recommendations?

                      One final note I also ordered a 20 piece set of soldering iron tips for this soldering controller from AliExpress for $38.00

                      One final note on the power down mode the display still stays ON and as soon as you move it powers back ON and back to the set point
                      Last edited by sam_sam_sam; 06-02-2019, 12:25 PM.
                      9 PC LCD Monitor
                      6 LCD Flat Screen TV
                      30 Desk Top Switching Power Supply
                      10 Battery Charger Switching Power Supply for Power Tool
                      6 18v Lithium Battery Power Boards for Tool Battery Packs
                      1 XBox 360 Switching Power Supply and M Board
                      25 Servo Drives 220/460 3 Phase
                      6 De-soldering Station Switching Power Supply 1 Power Supply
                      1 Dell Mother Board
                      15 Computer Power Supply
                      1 HP Printer Supply & Control Board * lighting finished it *


                      These two repairs where found with a ESR meter...> Temp at 50*F then at 90*F the ESR reading more than 10%

                      1 Over Head Crane Current Sensing Board ( VFD Failure Five Years Later )
                      2 Hem Saw Computer Stack Board

                      All of these had CAPs POOF
                      All of the mosfet that are taken out by bad caps

                      Comment

                      • sam_sam_sam
                        Badcaps Veteran
                        • Jul 2011
                        • 4679
                        • USA

                        #31
                        Re: Cordless Soldering Iron - recommendations?

                        I tried the Ksger soldering iron controller on that Medical Grade Switching Power Supply
                        for some time and seems to not have any problems powering it and it works very well on battery power as well I have two different versions of this soldering controllers there are different things about each one that I like and some things I do like about them
                        Last edited by sam_sam_sam; 06-15-2019, 06:42 PM.
                        9 PC LCD Monitor
                        6 LCD Flat Screen TV
                        30 Desk Top Switching Power Supply
                        10 Battery Charger Switching Power Supply for Power Tool
                        6 18v Lithium Battery Power Boards for Tool Battery Packs
                        1 XBox 360 Switching Power Supply and M Board
                        25 Servo Drives 220/460 3 Phase
                        6 De-soldering Station Switching Power Supply 1 Power Supply
                        1 Dell Mother Board
                        15 Computer Power Supply
                        1 HP Printer Supply & Control Board * lighting finished it *


                        These two repairs where found with a ESR meter...> Temp at 50*F then at 90*F the ESR reading more than 10%

                        1 Over Head Crane Current Sensing Board ( VFD Failure Five Years Later )
                        2 Hem Saw Computer Stack Board

                        All of these had CAPs POOF
                        All of the mosfet that are taken out by bad caps

                        Comment

                        • sam_sam_sam
                          Badcaps Veteran
                          • Jul 2011
                          • 4679
                          • USA

                          #32
                          Re: Cordless Soldering Iron - recommendations?

                          Here is a photo of the other version of this soldering iron controller

                          This works a little bit different I have figured out how to go into the menu and set the sleep and shut down timers for how I want it to work on battery power

                          Quicko T12-942

                          I just love this version of this this soldering iron controller

                          I just have one complaint about it and that is that does not have the feature that when you turn the encoder switch to the left it put it into the sleep mode or the power down mode but I can live with it

                          That the Ksger model does have this feature but it is a pain to set the temperature you frist have to push the temperature encoder switch then you can change the temperature

                          But like said earlier I like and dislike some features on each one

                          But what I do like about both of them are the tips are that they are very easy to use and heat very well
                          Attached Files
                          Last edited by sam_sam_sam; 07-05-2019, 04:29 PM.
                          9 PC LCD Monitor
                          6 LCD Flat Screen TV
                          30 Desk Top Switching Power Supply
                          10 Battery Charger Switching Power Supply for Power Tool
                          6 18v Lithium Battery Power Boards for Tool Battery Packs
                          1 XBox 360 Switching Power Supply and M Board
                          25 Servo Drives 220/460 3 Phase
                          6 De-soldering Station Switching Power Supply 1 Power Supply
                          1 Dell Mother Board
                          15 Computer Power Supply
                          1 HP Printer Supply & Control Board * lighting finished it *


                          These two repairs where found with a ESR meter...> Temp at 50*F then at 90*F the ESR reading more than 10%

                          1 Over Head Crane Current Sensing Board ( VFD Failure Five Years Later )
                          2 Hem Saw Computer Stack Board

                          All of these had CAPs POOF
                          All of the mosfet that are taken out by bad caps

                          Comment

                          • hunghoang
                            New Member
                            • Sep 2019
                            • 1
                            • United States

                            #33
                            Re: Cordless Soldering Iron - recommendations?

                            Hakko FX-901 is one option which is also easy-to-carry battery-powered soldering iron and cordless design that makes this iron very handy to use virtually anywhere. I recommended this for hobby handicrafts such as stationary models and radio-controlled models.

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