How To Choose A Right Wattage For The Soldering Iron?


Choosing right wattage for soldering should consider a lot of factors,for instant,the price,the brand or whether it can use when we are doing outdoor activities.You also need to take wattage into account.

It is important to choose a right wattage for the soldering iron. The typical soldering iron is rated between fifteen and twenty-five watts. Higher wattage soldering iron have more power, thus making them better suited for heavy-duty projects than their low-wattage counterparts.Higher wattage doesn’t mean that the iron provides more heat; rather, high-wattage soldering irons have more power on reserve, enabling them to heat for longer periods.

But too high,it will ruin the soldering iron,too low, is not enough for us to do the soldering work,because we will spend more our time on making the soldering iron heat up.we will see that somebody choose a high wattage, other people select a low wattage,most of soldering irons used in the electronics are in range 20–60 Watts.Soldering iron with wattage 50W is very common these days and it will provide sufficient heat for most of soldering projects on the circuit boards.Soldering irons with higher wattage (40W -60W) are better.In short,make an option to choose a suitable wattage to reach their different requirement.For example,It is wise that use a soldering iron of at least 25 watts for electric guitar components.The reason for this is that with a lower powered iron, the time needed to heat up a component for solder application is longer — especially when dealing with grounding wires on volume and tone pots.

So how to choose a accurate wattage?

We should know what we need to welding with the soldering iron.It means that we should clear about our components.It is the first and the most important step.When we welding the lower operating voltage’s product,we just need to choose a low wattage’s soldering iron,for instant,we choose a 30 watts to welding the component.A 30 watt’s simple soldering iron is okay for modest electronics,and the time you spend heating just 20s.Soldering ordinary through hole electronic components and thin wire, even the thin metal legs on DC power plugs and sockets, should be fine.

Just choosing the appropriate wattage, any higher wattage will melt the traces off the circuit board if you hold the iron on longer than a second.

Using the soldering iron also should obey the safety standards.Keep a brief that safety is the first in all the standards.Choosing a good soldering iron can reduce the danger from welding.SEQURE has several forms’ soldering iron,such as S60 and S60P. S60P ,which can satisfied most of our requirement and it is safe enough.When the operating voltage is 11V-21V, and the time to heat up just near 3 second,the temperature rise to between 30-500℃. You can adjust it depend on your needs.

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