Soldering Iron Warm Up

Discussion in 'FAQs' started by Fluesheet, Feb 18, 2006.

  1. Fluesheet

    Fluesheet Member

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    Quick question - how long does it take the typical soldering iron to reach operating temp (assuming the tip is not touching anything to sink the heat)?

    Thanks!

    Fluesheet
  2. webmaster

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    Mine takes 2.5 - 3 minuets.
  3. jim currie

    jim currie Active Member

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    depends on the wattage and the type of iron. I have a 75 watt copper(2 lb iron) that takes almost 15 min. to get hot a small pistol about 15 sec. a 75 watt weller station about 2 min.and a restance soldering tool a second or two.
  4. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    I have several different temperature-controlled irons. The Wellers all take about a minute or so to get to 700 degrees, while the HAKO that I use on the bench heats up to that temp in less than 30 seconds. One pencil iron I have takes a bit longer, somewhere around two minutes. Each iron is going to be different dependent on the manufacturer, wattage and type.
  5. Fluesheet

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    It's a 30 watt Weller. I sounds like I don't need to let it sit the 5-10minutes I have been doing.

    Tanks,
    Fluesheet