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 Post subject: FS: Weller 8200
PostPosted: Jul Wed 04, 2018 4:57 pm 
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Used Weller 8200N. It seems to work good. It includes a spool of solder and a can of flux. The solder is very large. Looks like about .12" diameter. It weighs just under 1 lb. with the plastic spool. The lid on the can of flux is hard to get off and needs a screw driver to pry it off. $30 for all plus shipping.


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 Post subject: Re: FS: Weller 8200
PostPosted: Jul Wed 04, 2018 6:45 pm 
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Don,

Am interested. What alloy (Sn:Pb ratio) is the large diameter solder ?

Also, might you know what that tin of "flux" contains ? It looks like a chloride-based plumber's acid flux, useful for chassis repairs and the like, but corrosive to electronics.


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 Post subject: Re: FS: Weller 8200
PostPosted: Jul Wed 04, 2018 8:14 pm 
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There is no alloy ratio listed on the box or spool. Rosin core. It is Spartan brand made by Litton Systems. Part no. 24-0000-8045. I could not find anything with Google. The solder past is zinc chloride. Not much more info but hope it helps some.


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 Post subject: Re: FS: Weller 8200
PostPosted: Jul Wed 04, 2018 9:12 pm 
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Don,

Thanks for your fast reply. Here's all I could find after some serious searching today:

(1) No joke - "Spartan Solder" is a singer from Livingstone, Zambia; he has facial tattoos and a tiny following: https://www.facebook.com/kasjojo.spartansolder. He is also called "mad dog". Go figure...

(2) Spartan brand was part of Litton's Kester business, as indicated by the part number format. No joy using their on-line search tools. It may be a special OEM number from the 1980s...

(3) Similar looking Spartan solder on eBay seems similarly unmarked http://www.ebay.ca/itm/like/332682037320?vectorid=229529&lgeo=1&item=332682037320&rmvSB=true {Canadian seller}.

(4) Your solder appears oxidized and dull. That looks like it may be 50-50 or close; higher tin content is usually a lot more shiny, even when old. Am looking for 60/40 or 63/37 in large diameter.


Next week I'll try to call Kester HQ after the long weekend unless someone else on ARF buys this first.


Now, we're out the door to celebrate this great day!

I wish you and all ARFers a very happy and patriotic Fourth of July.
We are a free nation only because of our military.


John


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 Post subject: Re: FS: Weller 8200
PostPosted: Jul Tue 10, 2018 8:09 pm 
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Don,

No info. I'll pass.

Thanks, OTH


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