Question about this soldering iron

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by rightguardsport, Feb 4, 2008.

  1. rightguardsport
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  2. Armadillo

    Armadillo GBAtemp Psycho!

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    It's a 30W iron , the tip would be the least of your worries using that on a wii.
     
  3. rightguardsport
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    I've read that 30-watt irons are ok to use. I'm just worried that the tip will be too large.
     
  4. webjedi

    webjedi GBAtemp Regular

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    Yeah, what he said.

    From reading previous threads it sounds like somebody good with soldering can get away with using 50W irons.

    But if you're a noob at soldering (like me) use this one - I successfully installed my WiiKey with it.

    http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.js...rentPage=search
     
  5. superrob

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    I did use a VERY VERY old solder iron... the tip is.... big on it.
    But it was still very easy.
    So with that one it would be VERY easy [​IMG]
     
  6. rightguardsport
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    I was thinking about buying the 15-watt iron but the 30-watt iron comes in a set with accessories.
     
  7. HipN

    HipN GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    If you are really experienced, then I think 30 Watt would work, but if you aren't a 15 Watt iron is a must.
     
  8. Redsquirrel

    Redsquirrel GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    15w is fine. Even my 12w one does the job great.
     
  9. rightguardsport
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    rightguardsport Advanced Member

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    So I bought the 15-watt soldering iron and I am very pleased. The tip of the iron is much more smaller than the 30-watt iron so its a lot easier to use.
     
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