Excellent Heat Transfer  – the compact element reduces thermal barriers.

Instantaneous Heating Up  – a fully integrated thermal sensor to the heater ensures a quick temp recovery.

Great Durability – the smart algorithm control program increases life.

How to improve tips life?

To get satisfactory tip lives, especially using Lead-Free alloys, the following should be taken into account.

  • 90% of solder joints using JBC tools can be performed successfully at 350ºC (660ºF); in any case, it is not recommended to exceed 370ºC (700ºF).
  • The force applied on a soldering iron should not be more than its weight.
  • To prevent the tip from oxidizing and corroding, fresh solder should be added before putting the iron back in its stand.
  • Only use tip re-tinner when absolutely necessary; when the tip is oxidized and cannot be cleaned using the sponge or other non-agressive cleaning methods.
  • Do not apply abrasive surfaces to clean the plated area.
  • Only use original JBC sponges; other sponges may contain substances that reduce tip life.
  • Use a mild flux.
  • Keep sponges clean and damp, not swamped.
  • Use distilled/de-ionized water and avoid tap water; tap water contains substances that reduce tip life.
  • Adapt the tip size correctly to the solder joint.

Cartridge Shapes and Sizes

Tip types suitable for Hand soldering involves bonding electronic components to PCBs by melting and placing a low-temperature alloy solder to form an electronically conductive joint. Soldering and rework the Long-Life Cartridge Range for T245 Handles, for example, are available in many shapes and sizes, including:

  • Chisel: A flat, straight end. The size is usually specified as the length of the flat area and thickness of the tip, for example C245731 cartridge chisel has a tip 0.024 x 0.011” (0.6 x 0.3 mm).
  • Bevel: A beveled tip has a flat oval end set at an angle. The size is specified by the diameter of the shaft. C245951 Cartridge Bevel has a diameter of 0.149” (3.8 mm).
  • Conical: The end of the soldering tip comes to a point. The size is specified by the diameter of the end, for example C245030 has a diameter of 0.012” (0.3 mm). These tips are generally used when pin-point accuracy is needed. The ends of the tips may also be bent for difficult-to-access areas.
  • Barrel: Where the tip is shaped to fit around a pin or cable to improve the rate of heat transfer. These are appropriate for connector soldering purposes and they are perfect for both THT and SMD cable soldering or for applications with high power requirements such as ground plane soldering.