Author Topic: EEVblog #1063 - Weller WE1010 vs Hakko FX888D Soldering Station  (Read 7515 times)

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Offline Nusa

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Re: EEVblog #1063 - Weller WE1010 vs Hakko FX888D Soldering Station
« Reply #125 on: June 08, 2018, 11:12:00 pm »
I just bought the Weller WE1010, but I think I have a faulty unit, as the backlight shown on all their marketing ads is not working, and I can't find a way to switch it on. I've sent the following message to Weller about the issue... I'll post up any further correspondence from them...

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Hi, I just purchased a Weller WE1010, but I can't seem to activate the backlight shown in all your marketing ads. Without the backlight working, it's really hard to see the display from most angles at my bench. I cannot find how to activate the backlight in the manual. Please advise how to switch it on? or have I got a faulty unit?

I don't think there is a backlight, nor have I seen any actual photographs/videos/audio/text that claim there's a backlight. However, most of Wellers ads and box art are clearly rendered graphics, not actual images/videos. I agree that might be a bit misleading.
 

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Re: EEVblog #1063 - Weller WE1010 vs Hakko FX888D Soldering Station
« Reply #126 on: June 09, 2018, 12:35:23 am »
Looks like the price went up too. You can get a Pace for $100 more.
 

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Re: EEVblog #1063 - Weller WE1010 vs Hakko FX888D Soldering Station
« Reply #127 on: June 09, 2018, 06:49:09 am »
Fluke and others base the temperature rating of those thermocouples on the insulation.  The ones with Teflon insulation work for soldering iron tip measurements but the lower temperature ones work fine also even though their insulation near the tip eventually scorches.

I really like the old Weller Magnastat irons.  They have a good selection of inexpensive tips and old stations can be refurbished inexpensively.

The Weller WES51, WESD51, and WE1010 all use the Weller ET series tips which is nice since they are readily available and inexpensive.  I wish Weller had an ET series vacuum desoldering tool though.
 


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