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Re: Soldering irons [was Re: gEDA-user: Free Dog meetings at MIT starting this September!]

On Monday 23 August 2004 07:44 pm, Stuart Brorson wrote:
> 1.  Metcals put a sensing element right at the tip of the iron to
> measure the tip temperature.   Then they feedback on the tip temp to
> ...
> 2.  The heating element in a Metcal is right up at the tip of the
> iron.  In a Weller, the heat slug is a slug which is heated from

Thanks for the info.  When I get to a point where I'm ready to start 
development of the circuit, which won't be for awhile yet, I'll do some 
research on both the Weller and Metcal irons.

Samuel A. Falvo II