these are the components;
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06-01-11, 19:21 #71
06-01-11, 19:25 #72
Want nine NOW
06-01-11, 19:38 #73
http://www.fixatap.com.au/product/wa...nt-tube/217271 and not available in the UK as far as I know. I plan to use http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?...29006&T=Module which actually comes in a 50ml tube.Working on immortality - One day at a time.
06-01-11, 23:24 #74
ready to start building;
07-01-11, 08:58 #75New User
Location : UK
- Join Date
- Jan 2011
From a newbie
To your question - you should always stand components off the board by a small amount (say half a mill - 20 thou) to aid cooling. It's just good practice. This practice could help you elsewhere also. When you have built your device, you could test it for correct function. As I guess you know, electronics generally either fail within a short time, or go on working for a long time (provided all the components are operating within their "quiessent point"). Thus established, you could then consider encasing the unit within resin, with an aluminium foil back plate to extract any heat (although it doesn't look like an energy hungry device). This will protect it from a salty atmosphere, which sure as anything will give rise to premature failure.
Given the cost of anti foul paint (and its obvious drag coefficient on a hull) I am keen to see how this works for you.
07-01-11, 20:25 #76
I like your soldering station, it makes mine look a real cheapie!Working on immortality - One day at a time.
07-01-11, 21:55 #77
Got mine on the gas stove warming up waiting for the kit to arrive
07-01-11, 23:01 #78Registered User
Location : Home: Kent. Boat: Chichester
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- Jul 2002
(tip for using 12 volt soldering irons ... run the engine to boost the volts!)
07-01-11, 23:07 #79
I find the biggest problem on the boat is getting enough heat into anything particularly if it's outside.
07-01-11, 23:24 #80Registered User
- Join Date
- Jan 2010
Gas soldering iron
We use a gas soldering iron .. Maplins / RS .. Very quick to heat up .. Just watch the exhaust from the side of the tip . Will solder most jobs and can be used anywhere . Alternative is a cheap 240v iron and replaceable tips . Nothing complicated about soldering if everything is clean and the soldering iron is hot .