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I bought one of these on Ebay:
http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-soldering-ST...QQcmdZViewItem
it works well.
The box says Sydney Electronic Tools and also shows 3 sets of
replacement tips 5-7 each in various sizes and configs on the box
These are .187" shank ferrule mounted tips.No instructions or company
info in the box. (don't need any Ebay finger-wagging). The seller is
no help. Can't find the company on Google(prolly Chinese)-just get
loads of Sydney, Australia links and 'tips on soldering' . Other links
for known brands like Weller don't offer a'kit' of tips, just
ploddingly large lists of individual tips, and don't list the shank
dia alot of the time.
Anyone have anything helpful? thanks
JR
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I bought one of these on Ebay:
http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-soldering-ST...QQcmdZViewItem
it works well.
The box says Sydney Electronic Tools and also shows 3 sets of
replacement tips 5-7 each in various sizes and configs on the box
These are .187" shank ferrule mounted tips.No instructions or company
info in the box. (don't need any Ebay finger-wagging). The seller is
no help. Can't find the company on Google(prolly Chinese)-just get
loads of Sydney, Australia links and 'tips on soldering' . Other links
for known brands like Weller don't offer a'kit' of tips, just
ploddingly large lists of individual tips, and don't list the shank
dia alot of the time.
Anyone have anything helpful? thanks
JR
HOME PAGE:
http://www.seanet.com/~jasonrnorth
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Your soldering station is exactly the same as the Tenma unit here
(http://www.mcmelectronics.com/product/21-7945), just with a different brand
name. In fact, I've seen these same units being sold by a number of vendors.
MCM has extra tips and sponges for the unit. The tip shank diameter is 0.187",
same as yours. Tips are sold individually.
I bought one of these stations a few months ago when they were on sale at around
$13 USD. It's a bit slow to heat up, but seems to do the job adequately, even
on connections to a large ground place and connections to metal chassis.

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On Jun 16, 4:36 am, JR North wrote:
Can't find the company on Google(prolly Chinese)


This is a ZhongDi ZD-99 http://china-zhongdi.com/zd-99.htm. The
original manufacturer is NINGBO ZHONGDI MANUFACTURE CO.,LTD. Jishigang
Industry Development Area, Ningbo China.

Googleing for "ZD-99 soldering" brings up several places selling the
station and replacement tips.
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"JR North" wrote in message
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I bought one of these on Ebay:
http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-soldering-ST...W-Extra-tip_W0
QQitemZ290238359950QQihZ019QQcategoryZ109556QQssPa geNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQc
mdZViewItem it works well.
The box says Sydney Electronic Tools and also shows 3 sets of
replacement tips 5-7 each in various sizes and configs on the box
These are .187" shank ferrule mounted tips.No instructions or company
info in the box. (don't need any Ebay finger-wagging). The seller is
no help. Can't find the company on Google(prolly Chinese)-just get
loads of Sydney, Australia links and 'tips on soldering' . Other
links for known brands like Weller don't offer a'kit' of tips, just
ploddingly large lists of individual tips, and don't list the shank
dia alot of the time.
Anyone have anything helpful? thanks
JR
HOME PAGE:
http://www.seanet.com/~jasonrnorth
--------------------------------------------------



Your soldering station is exactly the same as the Tenma unit here
(http://www.mcmelectronics.com/product/21-7945), just with a different
brand name. In fact, I've seen these same units being sold by a
number of vendors. MCM has extra tips and sponges for the unit. The
tip shank diameter is 0.187", same as yours. Tips are sold
individually. I bought one of these stations a few months ago when
they were on sale at around $13 USD. It's a bit slow to heat up, but
seems to do the job adequately, even on connections to a large ground
place and connections to metal chassis.


I think that's a Weller product;WLC100


http://www.cooperhandtools.com/brand...fm?upc=0371030
59963

http://www.cooperhandtools.com/onlin...WLC100_100.jpg

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"DaveM" wrote in
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"JR North" wrote in message
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I bought one of these on Ebay:
http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-soldering-ST...W-Extra-tip_W0
QQitemZ290238359950QQihZ019QQcategoryZ109556QQssPa geNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQc
mdZViewItem it works well.
The box says Sydney Electronic Tools and also shows 3 sets of
replacement tips 5-7 each in various sizes and configs on the box
These are .187" shank ferrule mounted tips.No instructions or company
info in the box. (don't need any Ebay finger-wagging). The seller is
no help. Can't find the company on Google(prolly Chinese)-just get
loads of Sydney, Australia links and 'tips on soldering' . Other
links for known brands like Weller don't offer a'kit' of tips, just
ploddingly large lists of individual tips, and don't list the shank
dia alot of the time.
Anyone have anything helpful? thanks
JR
HOME PAGE:
http://www.seanet.com/~jasonrnorth
--------------------------------------------------



Your soldering station is exactly the same as the Tenma unit here
(http://www.mcmelectronics.com/product/21-7945), just with a different
brand name. In fact, I've seen these same units being sold by a
number of vendors. MCM has extra tips and sponges for the unit. The
tip shank diameter is 0.187", same as yours. Tips are sold
individually. I bought one of these stations a few months ago when
they were on sale at around $13 USD. It's a bit slow to heat up, but
seems to do the job adequately, even on connections to a large ground
place and connections to metal chassis.


I think that's a Weller product;WLC100
http://www.cooperhandtools.com/brand...fm?upc=0371030
59963
http://www.cooperhandtools.com/onlin...WLC100_100.jpg

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WRONG, INCORRECT.
I will post correct information shortly.

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"JR North" wrote in message
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I bought one of these on Ebay:
http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-soldering-ST...QQcmdZViewItem
it works well.
The box says Sydney Electronic Tools and also shows 3 sets of
replacement tips 5-7 each in various sizes and configs on the box
These are .187" shank ferrule mounted tips.No instructions or company
info in the box. (don't need any Ebay finger-wagging). The seller is
no help. Can't find the company on Google(prolly Chinese)-just get
loads of Sydney, Australia links and 'tips on soldering' . Other links
for known brands like Weller don't offer a'kit' of tips, just
ploddingly large lists of individual tips, and don't list the shank
dia alot of the time.
Anyone have anything helpful? thanks
JR
HOME PAGE:
http://www.seanet.com/~jasonrnorth
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JR -

First, my qualifications. I have been working in electronics since the
ealry 1970s and repairing soldering stations since 1975. I have seen many
changes in the industry in the past 30+ years.

There are a large number of poorly made "copy-cat" soldering stations on the
market.
The soldering tip selection is poor (less than 6 tips usually and no SMT
selections) and virtually no availability for repalcement heaters, parts,
etc. A throw away station.
I consider this unit you have mentioned to be one of these types.

I try to advise people to quit wasting their money on these units, when high
quality used units (Weller, Haako, OKI/Metcal, Pace) are available weekly on
eBay and various surplus venues ---- and tips are readily available from
qualtiy distributors and dealers.

One poster said this was a Weller WCC100, he was incorrect.
This is a model manufactured in China and Mexico, from molds or designs
possibly stolen from Weller's WCC10 and WLC100 production several years ago.

A number of Chinese / Taiwan mfg. also clone/copy the popular Hakko 936
station.

SORNY ROONG INDUSTRIAL (Solomon) is one of the largest OEM suppliers in the
world.
Tenma/MCM, circuit Specialists, etc. are many of the "brand name" companies
that carry Solomon products (as OEM supplier)
http://soldering.com.tw/p1_all.html

NOW, for your Questions.

For generic tips for a variety of soldering stations, look at the PLATO
brand.
I rarely use Plato tips, BUT for situations like yours -- they are an
option.
http://www.platoproducts.com/crosspa2.htm

At .187 inches in diameter (3/16") this is the same shank diameter used by
the Pace PS-80/PS-90 soldering irons.

As for a "kit of tips" -- that is a RARE offfering these days. Pace use to
offer a kit of SMT tips, at $55, but discontinued it -- since most users
only desired one or two tips in the kit.

FREE ADVICE: Use chisel/screwdriver profile tips.
Start with these 3 sizes: 1/16", 3/32" and 1/8" size profiles.
That wll meet 95% of the needs for a home user or hobbyist.
Select the correct tip size for the item you are soldering -- MATCH the MASS
of the tip to the MASS of the sodleirng area.

Go to these web sites (US west coast) for quality soldering stations, irons,
supplies, parts and accessories:

Wassco (So. California)
http://www.wassco.com/

Action Electronics (Santa Ana, California)
http://www.action-electronics.com/

IF you need additional references (other parts of US) or resources, please
post quesiton or query.

g. beat
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MATCH the MASS
of the tip to the MASS of the soldering area.


Thanks for that information. That sounds like a great hint!


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Common error for newcomers to Soldering.
Based on sound physical principles of thermal conduction of heat
(Fourier's law)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermal_conductivity


True, but even though I was aware of the physical principles, I had not
seen that particular 'rule of thumb' before.

I might modify it slightly. "the mass of the tip should match of exceed the
mass of the objects to be soldered".
Of course, a temperature controlled iron with plenty of power and thermal
conductivity will do as well but the image of matching the masses is a
great image to keep in mind.






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