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Old 12-04-2022, 02:12 PM   #1
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Default Anyone tried or got the Aixun T3A with the T245 pen?

On the recent sale Iíve ordered a new Aixun T3A with the T245 soldering pen and it comes with the fancy pen holder. Wonder if anyone has one and if your happy with it? Itís got some decent reviews. On YouTube a guy compared it with the JBC and results were pretty darn good fur such a cheap rig.
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Old 12-04-2022, 03:16 PM   #2
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I'm very happy with mine.
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Old 12-04-2022, 03:19 PM   #3
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I should get mine soon. Hope it is as good as everyone sez it is.
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Old 12-04-2022, 04:18 PM   #4
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damn, i forgot about that - i should have got one on the 11:11 sale

not that i wasnt blowing cash though,
ordered this because it blows away a logic probe and is tiny.
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005001969702720.html

and this - just because
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Old 12-04-2022, 06:03 PM   #5
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stj, you still did pretty darn good with those items. I didn't even know about that Radtel. Dang! Yep, I picked up that Aixun T3A on that sale and I've got me two Shelly plus one's. One of them is going into my air exchanger

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005...d=TGZAHBIOM2Cd

https://www.shelly.cloud/en/products/shop/shelly-plus-1

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Old 12-04-2022, 09:14 PM   #6
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the shelly looks good, i presume your going to flash it with Tasmota.
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Old 12-05-2022, 08:42 PM   #7
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I guess that depends on what I am going to control with the Shelly. The one that goes on my air exchanger, probably not. I just want it to run on a schedule. The second one I am going to play with for a while. This one I am going to at least try Tasmota and see how that goes.
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Default Re: Anyone tried or got the Aixun T3A with the T245 pen?

Finally my Aixun T3A arrived. Pretty impressive little thing for its size and heats up in 3 seconds flat. Haven’t used it on any serious soldering job yet, but on all the things I used it it on so far it worked really good. If there is anything bad I can say about it so far is putting the foam on the T3A handle.
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Old 12-15-2022, 05:23 AM   #9
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well, the radtel is surprisingly good - and very compact!
but the charger is a joke and it's psu - lets just say hell-no!

psu is well built but the transformer is 12mm square - no way i'm trusting the seperation/isolation on that!

the charger base uses descrete current limiting and has a voltage reference and comparater to control the led colour!!
it's also only 400mA so slow as fuck.

i already stripped the board and added a TP5100 module for controlled 1A charging
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Old 12-18-2022, 01:23 PM   #10
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I guess you MUST post pictures. Sounds interesting!
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Old 12-18-2022, 01:53 PM   #11
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damn, i forgot to take pictures before i closed it - o.k. i'll open it again later
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I have also a new projects on my to do list. One of them is to convert an AliExpress UV eraser that works on 220V over to 110V using the voltage doubler trick with a full bridge rectifier and 2 capacitors.
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Old 12-19-2022, 04:01 AM   #13
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or just buy a ballast?
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Old 12-19-2022, 04:57 PM   #15
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Wtf? That came with the Radtel? Really really? How is the radio itself?
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radio is fine
https://chirp.danplanet.com/attachments/7910
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These links give me an empty page?
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That worked perfect!
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