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Old 29th Jan 2019, 12:40 am   #19
G8UWM-MildMartin
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Default Re: Hedghog and soldering

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Originally Posted by FRANK.C View Post
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Originally Posted by 60 oldjohn View Post
Remember to brighten the PCB pads with a fibre pen
In the case of these PCB's the pads are tinned so unlike bare copper pads there should be no need to clean them with anything abrasive. If they have been handled a lot a wipe with IPA to get rid of and finger grease should be all that is needed.

The smallest pin pitch on the IC's is 0.5 mm. All passive components are 0805 size which are relative easy to mount. In fact when you get used to them you can mount them quicker that through hole components.

Frank
Yep, 0.5mm pitch is very fair game for hand-soldering!
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