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How to solder SMT components?

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Any body have practical examples(with photo explanation)for manually soldering SMT components?

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I dont have photos, but is not hard to solder SMT components. All you need is a solder flux (seringe) and a iron with very small tips. After component position apply solder flux in the leads of the component and then put a small piece of solder in the iron tip. Then, in a quicky movent pass the iron tip by the leads of the component (like drawing a line with a pen). Thats all.

Also take a look in here https://www.avrfreaks.net. they have a SMT soldering guide.
 

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One thing that is VITAL is a MAGNIFYING glass and a good source of LIGHT i put toghether a JIG wih clamps to hold the board and move it around ,and a loupe with a very bright halogen lamp .. Now i tackle very fine pitch parts
 

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Look for Elektor articles "SMDs? Don’t panic!" part 1 & 2 from Jan/Feb 2003 issue. basic but worth reading
 

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I do the same of the other post, but I use red paraffin (deontological use) to do a very small ball of it. I apply this ball to the base face of component to fix it to the board. First I align the component and when is done, I press and the paraffin fix the component to the board, doing the soldier task easy.

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might i recommand "air soldering iron"

i have made it and it works perfect only for smd compoentns mostly, for the leggy ones i still use a standard 15W iron.

https://www.usbmicro.com/odn/documents/46.html
https://hans-w.com/surfacem.htm

basic idea is
https://hans-w.com/hotairpencil.gif

these are the principles i used, however i used a diffrent iron , and as a source of air i used a pump for tires. the soldering iron i used is

https://www1.jaycar.com.au/productV...d2=&pageNumber=&priceMin=&priceMax=&SUBCATID=

the berrel is solid with ceramic berrel, so u shove alot of steel wool into it and whack on a tip, and u have a working airke soldering iron, the system has to be semi air-tight if u are planning to ma it.

also another catch, once the iron is hot u have to give it 5-10 min to cool down before turning off the air, otherwise you may fry the core.
 

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try it , this is great w*w.circuitcellar.com/library/print/0704/Lacoste_168/index.htm
 

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