Which Soldering Iron?

Discussion in 'Other Consoles & Oldies' started by Dylaan, May 25, 2008.

May 25, 2008

Which Soldering Iron? by Dylaan at 6:16 AM (937 Views / 0 Likes) 2 replies

  1. Dylaan
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    Member Dylaan GBAtemp Fan

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    Okay, I've decided I want to try swap out the batteries in some of my original Gameboy games. (Pokemon, Wario Land etc.)

    I've got a gamebit tool but I don't have a soldering iron. I thought I'd try grab a 15w iron as that's what's recommended for Wii Modding etc. I can't find anywhere that sells them though nearby. DSE only sells either 8w or 25w. I thought about buying a RadioShack one, but they're 110v, not 240v right?

    I'm about to give up, but I was hoping one of you guys would have some recommendations.
     
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    I picked mine up at Radio Shack. It has a switch for 15w or 30w, and the voltage hasn't made a difference.

    8w would get the job done. 25~30 watt does too, but you have to be extra quick and careful.


    e: why do i remember it as volts rather than watts?
     
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    ^I asked about the voltage because I'm sure Australia and America have different types of power. Eg. A PC's power supply usually has a switch for 110v/240v right? (Not 100% sure) If you're in a country that uses 240v power and you switch your power supply to 110v it asplodes! [​IMG] I figured if the iron was 110v and you plugged it into 240v without some kind of transformer you'd get the same effect...

    Forgot to mention we don't have any RadioShack stores round here, can I still buy things from their website?
     

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