Removing Large Electrolytics
On Friday, 24 August 2018 02:24:43 UTC+1, wrote:
Some styles of electrolytics may be particularly difficult to remove gracefully. The ground tabs of the FP style were often twisted for mechanical stability before soldering. And sometimes, the pins were folded over before soldering.
If enough solder is removed, twisted tabs can then be twisted back. A bit of remaining solder can be ignored, it lacks enough strength to get in the way. Folded over legs can be pushed up with a soldering iron before attempting removal.