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Old 05-12-2019, 05:23 PM   #21
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Default 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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Old 05-12-2019, 08:27 PM   #22
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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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Old 05-14-2019, 01:42 PM   #23
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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...
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Old 05-14-2019, 01:56 PM   #24
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just as well, with the cost of the cartridges!!
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Old 05-26-2019, 02:42 PM   #25
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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
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25 Servo Drives 220/460 3 Phase
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All of these had CAPs POOF
All of the mosfet that are taken out by bad caps
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Old 05-28-2019, 01:07 AM   #26
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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.
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Old 05-28-2019, 10:43 AM   #27
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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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Old 06-02-2019, 11:38 AM   #28
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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

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Old 06-02-2019, 11:48 AM   #29
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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)
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Old 06-02-2019, 01:22 PM   #30
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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

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Old 06-15-2019, 07:35 PM   #31
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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

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Old 07-05-2019, 05:24 PM   #32
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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
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Old 10-09-2019, 05:55 AM   #33
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Default 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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