How long does it take to heat up? Will the light stay solid or be out? I tried to use this yesterday and after like 10 mins it's still not getting hot enough to melt the solder well enough to bind the joints
Also bought this so far it works great like the small tip it works for surface mount and small traces.have a hand held 90 Wat iron for the lugs and larger connectors. this is great for the smaller stuff.the ESD is a plus for computer work.
Hello, I have used my soldering iron once and i turned it off after that use but the second time it now does not heat up. I switch the flip and the heating light does not blink and the iron does not heat up! Does anyone know what happened?
I have used mine many times in the last month with no problems. I would first make sure the outlet its plugged into is hot. Secondly unscrew the iron cord connector from the box and check it out for damage of any kind, and then reconnect it to the box and check the unit again to see if it works. Lastly did you drop the iron? the ceramic core could have been damaged and that also will cause the problems you have. Let me know how things go!
You will have to check the voltage is correct, if it isn't you are pretty much stuffed as the transformer won't be compatible.
If it is the correct voltage, then you can swap the plug on the mains lead.
The regular Hakko 900M series tips have all changed over to the T18 series in part number. It's been this way for almost a year now. Even the old 900M regular Hakko tips will not fit this iron. A Chinese made 900M tip, made for a Chinese clone 936 station, or 907 Iron, will work, and yes you have to get them off E***Pay. I have two 936 stations with 908 and 907 handles, and plenty of regular Hakko tips to try. It has to be a Chinese made tip, the Japanese made Hakko tips do not fit the newer made Yihua 936 stations.
Got it. Hakko clone station, takes Hakko clone tips. Ordered a pack of the tips, they do fit. The regular Hakko tips don't. If you want to use the 5mm wide tip, you have to get the Hakko Chinese clone tip. The ceramic heating element on the Yihua iron is about .5mm larger in diameter.
I've had the same iron for 8 months now. I love it and its a rebadged hakko 936 that hakko used to make but discontinued. Its an amazing little setup for $30 including shipping, but the tip it comes with is a pin point tip and it sucks. The tip is the biggest downfall. Everything else I'd give it 5 stars with a 4 for the tip.
Capnswanny, mine also took 3 days before the checkerrobot confirmed pulling!I think that they are having to dig thru received freight to find them as they sell so fast cant even make it to the shelf! Love mine also
Orders are usually filled within 14 days, but on high-demand items with very long backorder queues and long lead-times from factories it can take longer.
Since it has been over 30 days I advise you to contact support with your order number and request that they check on the status of your order.
I'm trying to figure out if this can use the same heating element as the Hakko 936. The element in this Yihua handle says 24V 50W and has four wires, but it doesn't look quite the same, and seems to be wired differently than the Hakko. Unlike Hakko, it looks like pins 1 & 2 are wired as the heating element, and 4 & 5 as the sensor. Also, the resistance measurements are different: Resistance between pins 1,2 is 14 ohms cold, and 16 ohms if I hit it with a heat gun. Resistance between pins 3,4 is always around 1 ohm. Not sure what is going on. This doesn't make much sense to me.
I ordered one of these soldering stations when hobby king first offered them. I broke the heating element and looked at trying to find an exact replacement. I ordered the 936 heating element, but it didn't match up. I ended up finding a 936 gun on Eb*y for $5.50 shipped (from US). It screwed right it and has been working for me for the last 6 months. I suggest just going that route if you haven't already.
This is the same station that i have but i paid WAY more for it as i didn't know of HK at the time. It is made my Hakko (discontinued now) but i have to say that this will be the last soldering iron/station you will ever need. Heats up to your set temp in under 60 seconds and you can even lock it there via a grub crew. There are also some very cool sticker kits (skins) for it (just search for "Hakko 936 skins") I have mine with blue flames and just looks AWESOME!! Makes me want to find something to solder every time i look at it. LOL This is one purchase that will pay for itself the first time used.
WARNING: DO NOT DROP IRON ON SOMETHING HARD OR PUSH HARD (you should be anyways) The Ceramic element WILL break.
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Love thus iron but my tip is pitying and eating away? Used it a dozen times with good solder and medium heat. Where can I buy replacement tips, links please and brand, part #.
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Wow , what can i say . The soldering station came packed in two heavy duty boxes and everything was fine,no damage .From Cal. US warehouse to TN. in just three working days . I plugged it in to make sure it worked . Heats up very very fast and fills very natural in your hand . Came as pic , base station ,three to four foot cord from iron to base and a cooling stand with spunge .Also came with directions in english and chines . You can find tips and heater elements online aka e-ay . This is a clone , but very nice . Should have gotten two at this price . Looked around and even e-ay , and this cheaper and just as nice as any of the others . Thanks hk you did it again .
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This is one of the nicest stations I have used. heats up super fast, and with the small tip it comes with you can solder the small stuff with ease. It also works great with the bigger jobs you will run across. I have used mine every day for the last three weeks without problems, if you have the money, buy two and keep one for a spare just in case, or sell it to your buddys for a profit, thay will be glad you did. Keep the good stuff coming HK.
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OK not bad although the included needle tip is way too small unless your'e doing fine work. I ordered a 5mm chisel tip for regular jobs.