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OWNER’S MANUAL —
Please read before using this equipment.
Thank you for purchasing a RadioShack Digital Soldering
Station. Your soldering station displays the soldering tip’s current temperature so you can avoid overheating sensitive PCBs
(printed circuit boards).
This soldering station is not intended for commercial use.
Sensor — lets you set the temperature from
C) to a maximum of
If an icon appears at the end of a paragraph, go to the box on that page with the corresponding icon for pertinent information.
2002 RadioShack Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
RadioShack and RadioShack.com are trademarks used by RadioShack Corporation.
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Preparation ................. 5
Detaching the Stand ................. 6
Temperature ............... 7
Soldering .................... 8
Replacing the Fuse .... 9
Resetting the Soldering
Station ...................... 10
Care .......................... 10
Specifications ............ 11
Accessories .............. 12
We have taken every precaution in designing this soldering station to ensure that it is as safe as we can make it. However, safe operation depends on you, the operator. We recommend that you follow these simple safety rules.
For your own safety, please avoid using the station under any circumstances that can damage or destroy the insulation.
To reduce the risk the of fire or shock hazard, do not expose this product to rain or moisture.
RISK OF ELECTRIC
SHOCK DO NOT OPEN
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF
ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER
OR BACK. NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS
INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED
The lightning symbol is intended to alert you to the presence of uninsulated dangerous voltage within this product’s enclosure that might be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock. Do not open the product’s case.
The exclamation symbol is intended to inform you that important operating and maintenance instructions are included in the literature accompanying this product.
• Keep the station away from children.
• If the supplied cord is damaged, it must be replaced by a qualified technician to avoid hazard.
• Never apply voltages to the station that exceed the specified limits.
• Only operate this station in properly ventilated rooms or rooms with a fume extraction system.
Inhalation of soldering fumes and particles from flux in the solder is detrimental to health.
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• Never cover the ventilating slots when using the station.
Place the station on a hard, flame resistant base.
• Always observe the manufacturer’s directions concerning soldering paste, solder creams, and fluxes.
• Never heat plastic materials or liquids (solvents, water, and so forth). Heating plastic materials may produce toxic fumes.
• To reduce the risk of electric shock, this equipment has a polarized plug (one blade is wider than the other). This plug fits in a polarized outlet only one way. If the plug does not fit fully in the outlet, reverse the plug. If it still does not fit, contact a qualified electrician to install the proper outlet. Do not alter the plug in any way.
• Capacitors in the station can still carry voltage, even if the station has been disconnected from all voltage sources.
• Use only new fuses of the proper rating. Do not use repaired fuses and do not bridge the fuse holders.
• Before you replace the fuses, disconnect the soldering station from power.
• Do not turn on the station immediately after moving it from a cold place to a warm place. Condensation might impair operation or damage the station. Wait for the station to warm up to room temperature before switching it on.
• Be careful using the soldering iron if it is set above 350
C), as it can ignite some substances.
This station is fully calibrated and tested. Under normal use, no further adjustment should be necessary. If the station requires repair, do not try to adjust it yourself. Take it to your local
RadioShack store for assistance.
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Never operate the soldering iron without the soldering tip. This can damage the heating element and temperature sensor.
1. Use a small pointed object, such as a straightened paper clip, to set
F at the bottom of the station to Celsius or
2. Use a screwdriver to loosen the larger screw at the top of the soldering iron and fully insert the supplied soldering tip into it. Then tighten the screw securely.
The smaller screw is used to fasten the heating element to the iron, and the larger one is used to fix the soldering tip in the heating element.
5-Pole Socket Sponge
3. Insert the soldering iron’s plug into the 5-pole socket on the soldering station. The plug only fits one way.
Do not force it.
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4. Insert the soldering iron into the spring support in the soldering iron stand.
5. Soak the supplied sponge with water and then put it in the tray on the stand.
at the side of the station to
before plugging it into an AC outlet.
1. Gently pull the bottom of the stand away from the station until the tab on the bottom of the stand clears the station.
2. Slide the stand up and off the station.
To prevent ESD
(electrostatic discharge) damage to static sensitive devices, connect a ground wire (not supplied) to the
jack on the back of the station using a banana plug.
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To reattach the stand, simply place the large tab on the side of the stand in the notch on the side of the station and slide the stand down until it clicks into place.
• The soldering station has two modes: setting and reading.
Press MODE to toggle between modes.
appears on the right of the display when the soldering station is in setting mode.
H;7: appears on the right of the display when the soldering station is in reading mode.
• The station has a twominute preset memory function. If you turn off the station and turn it on again within two minutes, the preset temperature remains unchanged. The temperature is reset after two minutes.
• Clean the blue paint off the tip before using the station.
Set the temperature before soldering materials.
1. Plug the station into an AC outlet.
to turn on the station.
appear on the display, the red ON indicator lights, and the station beeps.
to set the soldering tip’s temperature.
The soldering tip’s temperature increases by 1
F (or 1
C) each time you press
, and decreases by 1
F (or 1
C) each time you press
For faster setting, hold down either
until you reach the desired temperature.
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once to change the mode (reading versus setting).
5. The station senses the heating element’s temperature. The soldering tip’s current temperature appears.
If the temperature is below 300
If the temperature exceeds 300
C), the actual temperature appears.
If the temperature is above 900
;HHý appears. This means the station has reached the maximum temperature. Reset the station.
to turn off the station.
appears on the display for about two minutes.
appears and the soldering station beeps if the temperature sensor is defective. If
;HHý still appears, take it to your local
RadioShack store for assistance.
• The soldering tip’s temperature varies depending on the room temperature, ventilation, condition, tightness and oxidation of the soldering tip.
• You must re-tin the tip after cleaning it.
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• Never hold the soldering tip to the soldering point too long. Otherwise, the soldering point is destroyed.
• Working with higher soldering temperatures can shorten the life of the soldering tip and heating element. The ideal soldering temperature is between 572
When the soldering iron has reached the desired temperature, you can start to solder.
1. Remove the soldering iron from the stand.
2. Clean the tip on the sponge in the iron stand, so impurities and oxides are removed from the soldering tip.
3. Tin the soldering iron’s tip.
4. Hold the soldering iron tip to the point to be soldered.
5. Heat the point to be soldered and the connection pins of the respective component (transistor,
IC, diode, resistors) at the same time, so the solder flows well to make a good, electrically conductive connection, and apply the solder.
6. After soldering, remove the soldering iron tip from the point and let the point cool.
T o tin the tip, coat the tip w ith solder and im m ediately brush off the excess w ith a soft cloth to form a sm ooth, silvery soldering surface.
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7. Clean and tin the soldering iron.
Then put the soldering iron back into the stand.
1. Disconnect the soldering iron from
2. Use a screwdriver to push and rotate the fuse holder cap on the back of the station counterclockwise.
3. Remove the old fuse and replace it with a new one (1.6A slow-blow/
4. Replace the cap and rotate it clockwise.
5. Plug the soldering iron back into
Do not use a fuse with ratings other than those specified here. Doing so might damage your soldering station.
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If the soldering station works improperly or if the display is blank, press
at the same time to reset the station.
Keep the soldering station dry; if it gets wet, wipe it dry immediately. Use and store the soldering station only in normal temperature environments.
Handle the soldering station carefully; do not drop it. Keep the soldering station away from dust and dirt, and wipe it with a damp cloth occasionally to keep it looking new.
If your soldering station is not performing as it should, take it to your local RadioShack store for assistance.
Modifying or tampering with the soldering station’s internal components can cause a malfunction and might invalidate its warranty.
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Operating Voltage ......................... 120V AC/60Hz
Power Input ........................................... 80W max.
Temperature Setting Range .......... 350
° to 840
Display ................................................ 3-digit LCD
Fuse ................................... 1.6A Slow-blow 250 V
Ambient Temperature ....................... 40
Relative Humidity ...................... 85% (not wetting)
Barometric Pressure ................... 600 – 1000 hPa
Weight ........................................ 58.2 oz (1.65 kg)
Iron Pad .............. 2
Iron Stand ............. 3
Specifications are typical; individual units might vary. Specifications are subject to change and improvement without notice.
Limited Ninety-Day Warranty
This product is warranted by RadioShack against manufacturing defects in material and workmanship under normal use for ninety (90) days from the date of purchase from RadioShack company-owned stores and authorized RadioShack franchisees and dealers. EXCEPT AS
PROVIDED HEREIN, RadioShack MAKES NO EXPRESS WARRANTIES AND ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THOSE OF
MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE DURATION OF THE WRIT-
TEN LIMITED WARRANTIES CONTAINED HEREIN. EXCEPT AS PROVIDED HEREIN, RadioShack SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY OR RE-
SPONSIBILITY TO CUSTOMER OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY WITH RESPECT TO ANY LIABILITY, LOSS OR DAMAGE
CAUSED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY BY USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE PRODUCT OR ARISING OUT OF ANY BREACH OF THIS
WARRANTY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY DAMAGES RESULTING FROM INCONVENIENCE, LOSS OF TIME, DATA,
PROPERTY, REVENUE, OR PROFIT OR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, EVEN IF RadioShack HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts or the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you.
In the event of a product defect during the warranty period, take the product and the RadioShack sales receipt as proof of purchase date to any RadioShack store. RadioShack will, at its option, unless otherwise provided by law: (a) correct the defect by product repair without charge for parts and labor; (b) replace the product with one of the same or similar design; or (c) refund the purchase price. All replaced parts and products, and products on which a refund is made, become the property of RadioShack. New or reconditioned parts and products may be used in the performance of warranty service. Repaired or replaced parts and products are warranted for the remainder of the original warranty period. You will be charged for repair or replacement of the product made after the expiration of the warranty period.
This warranty does not cover: (a) damage or failure caused by or attributable to acts of God, abuse, accident, misuse, improper or abnormal usage, failure to follow instructions, improper installation or maintenance, alteration, lightning or other incidence of excess voltage or current;
(b) any repairs other than those provided by a RadioShack Authorized Service Facility; (c) consumables such as fuses or batteries; (d) cosmetic damage; (e) transportation, shipping or insurance costs; or (f) costs of product removal, installation, set-up service adjustment or reinstallation.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
RadioShack Customer Relations, 200 Taylor Street, 6th Floor, Fort Worth, TX 76102
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If you need to replace the soldering iron’s tip (Cat. No. 910-
3919), the supplied sponge (Cat. No. 910-5607), or if you need other parts and accessories, visit your local RadioShack store or www.radioshack.com.
RadioShack flux is nonflammable, and wipes clean with cloth or solvent.
Makes desoldering a snap! Just heat solder to a molten state, then use the bulb to vacuum it up.
Desoldering Braid —
Just press onto solder connection with a hot iron and let the braid absorb the solder.
Cleaner Compound —
Keeps your soldering iron ready to make quick and efficient connections, and protects against tip oxidation.
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
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