Archive for the ‘Soldering’ Category

Can I check continuity with my VOM?

Friday, April 16th, 2010

My digital multimeter has a continuity test, but my new analog VOM does not. Can I check continuity with my VOM, and if so, how?

How should I maintain my soldering iron tips?

Friday, April 27th, 2007

I am having trouble with my soldering tips. It seems that I have to use a tip tinner way to often. If I let the iron sit for any small amount of time even while I place another component for soldering I have to clean the oxidation off it before it will even melt solder. My question is….I use regular tap water on my sponge could this be the problem with my tip oxidizing so quickly? If I used Distilled or Deionized water will it help in keeping my tip clean? If so which is best to use Distilled or Deionized? (more…)