[vcf-midatlantic] Soldering Temp and Gauge Wire?

Bill Degnan billdegnan at gmail.com
Wed Mar 11 08:06:22 EDT 2020

Everyone will give their opinion.  Start with 80% and gage how easily
solder is melted to the component on the board.  Its really up to you.  A
good tip is just as important.  Quality solder too.  Higher quality, lower
temp needed.

On Wed, Mar 11, 2020 at 7:33 AM John Heritage via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:

> Hey folks,
> Just looking for a few recommendations - I've finally picked up a proper
> soldering station where I can set the temperature..
> For working on vintage hardware like Atari 8bits and installing mods (ram
> upgrades or video upgrades that require wires to be run) -- what kind of
> temps should I be running a flat-tipped soldering iron at, and what gauge
> wire should I generally use on the older computers?
> Thanks :)
> John

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