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Solder sucker of death

Postby delcowizzid » Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:50 pm

Had this arrive today thought it would of come in handy but I'm too scared to even hold onto it lol.no earth for a start but it does have an alligator clip and a thin wire to run the tip to an antistatic earth on your bench .powered it up started out with 8Vs on the tip and slowly started rising then could smell plastic the power wires are touching the outer metal sleave and starting to smoke volts creeping higher now 14v that's enough for me unplugged it before it tripped a fuse it can go in the bin lol
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Re: Solder sucker of death

Postby Gareth » Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:13 pm

I thought you kiwis where tough?... :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Solder sucker of death

Postby delcowizzid » Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:20 pm

There's tough and then there's stupid I learnt years ago that stupid hurts lol
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Re: Solder sucker of death

Postby vlad01 » Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:44 pm

But the sticker says its ok.
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Re: Solder sucker of death

Postby delcowizzid » Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:11 pm

Haha got refunded but might try make it safe to use
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Re: Solder sucker of death

Postby Charlescrown » Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:08 am

Sticker says OK but the plug says no way. Another quality Chinese product.

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Re: Solder sucker of death

Postby Ken » Sat Aug 03, 2019 4:42 pm

delcowizzid wrote:There's tough and then there's stupid I learnt years ago that stupid hurts lol

Hurts the wallet too.

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Re: Solder sucker of death

Postby MudDuck514 » Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:13 am

This is sad as they USED to make quality products once upon a time.

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Re: Solder sucker of death

Postby Gampy » Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:00 am

Yea, with pride and made to last ...

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Re: Solder sucker of death

Postby DavidBraley » Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:13 am

It sounds like it's getting too much voltage. I got a great deal (about a million years ago) on a variable transformer. Had a busted Bakelite knob on top that I promptly epoxied back together.

It has come in handy so many times I can't even count. I also have a small isolation transformer I plug the variable transformer into so the output is isolated from the mains. Something like this might help if you can find one.

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