Re: SMD soldering?

From: Jim Brain <>
Date: Sun, 01 Nov 2009 08:35:12 -0600
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Justin wrote:
> Yeah... I just don't have the patience to fix it if I screw up a stunt 
> like that, but for some reason I do have the patience to go pin at a 
> time.
I prefer pin-at-a-time, but I have done "drag and suck" for some parts.  
Once you get over the "this is going to ruin the part!" hesitation, it's 
smooth sailing (well, unless you run out of braid :-)

I would echo that flux is an absolute must on these pitches.  I use a 
liquid based one that turns into a goo quite quickly (not no-clean, but 
it does start evaporating pretty quickly).  That makes it useful as a 
"glue" to hold the part. 

I don't tin a pad first, as I like to position, hold down, and solder 
the corners after.

Even with the tiny pitches, SMD is quite nice.  No leads to cut off from 
behind, no flipping the board over and potentially losing parts, etc.


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