SMD soldering video


Quick like lightning, Andy from Spark Fun demonstrates a neat solder wicking/soldering technique on this SOIC packaged MAX232 chip –

We tried to take some video demonstrating how to use solder wick when SMD soldering. While our video production skills could use some work, we hope we get the point across. Unfortunately the MOV files where so large (50-90MB) we had to down-sample and host on YouTube. They’re still pretty good…

YouTube – Soldering a SOIC MAX232 IC – Link.

2 thoughts on “SMD soldering video

  1. morcheeba says:

    One of the best pieces of advice I’ve heard is that “Solder Wick is the most dangerous thing in the lab”. Sure, it looks harmless, but it conducts heat really well and can burn you easily. Keep it in the plastic container it comes in – that’ll insulate you.

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