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Offline SparkyFX

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Re: EEVblog #1114 - NEW TS80 USB Soldering Iron Review
« Reply #25 on: August 14, 2018, 07:25:03 pm »
Cool little thing  :-+ and i was completely uninformed of quick charge specs for USB as well, so thanks for showing.

I do not think you need a soldering tool at a construction site unless you are a plumber, but then this puppy is not for the job  >:D
It´s probably quite versatile for use in vehicles or outdoor in general. In cars most cable connections should be crimped instead of soldered, but anyway... if you need to fix something and know what you are doing this thing might perform quite well.

I do have a propane/butane heated soldering iron, where temperature can only be guessed and it does blow out the hot gas next to the tip, therefore can not be used in tight spaces. So I guess a good temperature control might be important not to get over the melting point of several plastics or parts.

So i am one cigarette lighter adapter away from getting one.
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Re: EEVblog #1114 - NEW TS80 USB Soldering Iron Review
« Reply #26 on: August 16, 2018, 05:08:46 pm »
Can you test if the TS80 is ESD "safe" without the strap? Any mains leakage to earth through the tip?

Pretty sure I've killed some components with the TS100 because of it.
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Re: EEVblog #1114 - NEW TS80 USB Soldering Iron Review
« Reply #27 on: August 16, 2018, 11:07:51 pm »
U guys mention the QC protocoll. Is it really needed with communication for this iron? What i can see in the video Dave only connects it to a bench power supply and it powers up without any communication?

Have i missed something.

Any way I have ordered one without power supply. Thinking of connecting it to a smaller LIPO pack with apropriate boost controller.

I know there are ones to buy but i already have some LIPO packs laying around.
 

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Re: EEVblog #1114 - NEW TS80 USB Soldering Iron Review
« Reply #28 on: August 16, 2018, 11:12:05 pm »
U guys mention the QC protocoll. Is it really needed with communication for this iron? What i can see in the video Dave only connects it to a bench power supply and it powers up without any communication?

Have i missed something.

Any way I have ordered one without power supply. Thinking of connecting it to a smaller LIPO pack with apropriate boost controller.

I know there are ones to buy but i already have some LIPO packs laying around.

The TS80 is powered from USB using Qualcomm's Quick Charge (QC) 2.0 (and up) fast-charging standard (9V @ 2A). You need a USB powerbank or a USB charger which is QC capable. Trying to power it from anything else will be difficult! If you want to use a LiPo pack you should look at the TS100 instead - Dave will upload a review of this very soon.
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Re: EEVblog #1114 - NEW TS80 USB Soldering Iron Review
« Reply #29 on: August 17, 2018, 10:28:39 am »
Can you test if the TS80 is ESD "safe" without the strap? Any mains leakage to earth through the tip?

Pretty sure I've killed some components with the TS100 because of it.

It should be the same as the TS100, if you do not have a grounded output supply or grounding strap, you can get leakage current through the isolated supply. There is really no way around needing to use the grounding point.
http://www.eevblog.com/forum/beginners/mini-ts100-soldering-iron-and-current-leakage/25/

Using a USB power bank should make it safer, but any sort of AC USB power adapter is probably going to be isolated, having only a 2 prong plug.

That is definitely a trap.. they should include the grounding strap by default.
 

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Re: EEVblog #1114 - NEW TS80 USB Soldering Iron Review
« Reply #30 on: August 17, 2018, 11:26:17 pm »
Well anyway it starts up with 5V and tells the voltage is to low. Ill test if  it will  do something more with 9V. There must be some kind of IC that emulates the handshake that can be bought of the shelf....
 

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Re: EEVblog #1114 - NEW TS80 USB Soldering Iron Review
« Reply #31 on: August 23, 2018, 12:29:21 am »
@Dave I'm going to make the question here too, since the new video post is all about the fanboy:ing etc and maybe you didn't see my question, could you measure or take a photo of the tip next to a ruler, I have access to a Weller micropencil that uses the RT tips and would like to know if the tip could actually fit by unscrewing the barrel part from the TS80 *(or maybe cutting it shorter), I measured the RT tips to be about 14mm from the root of the 3.5mm jack to the fingerguard/handle and about 6-7mm thick. also from google I can see people have found that the pinout of the RT tip is, tip of the jack is the heater +, the middle is one of the thermistor and the base is the common ground.

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Re: EEVblog #1114 - NEW TS80 USB Soldering Iron Review
« Reply #32 on: August 24, 2018, 04:10:47 am »
Tested on Google pixel 18w USB-C PD only charger
 
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Re: EEVblog #1114 - NEW TS80 USB Soldering Iron Review
« Reply #33 on: August 25, 2018, 06:24:41 am »
Tested on Google pixel 18w USB-C PD only charger

Have you done any changes to the firmware or is it stock?
 

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Re: EEVblog #1114 - NEW TS80 USB Soldering Iron Review
« Reply #34 on: August 25, 2018, 10:30:49 am »
Got my self one of these little irons in the post yesterday having issue powering it I can only get it to boot into 5V low power mode which after a 30sec it shuts down
I did not get the white wall wart with it but I have tied 4 sepreate usb C supplys

1.Nitendeo swtich USB C charger
2.Lenova Yoga USB charge
3.Chiniese 45W USB C charger
4.Anker IQ battery bank

I have also tried multiple USB C cables with no luck has any one had this same issues with these iron ???
 

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Re: EEVblog #1114 - NEW TS80 USB Soldering Iron Review
« Reply #35 on: August 30, 2018, 09:40:02 am »
Someone please confirm or deny the Weller RT tips compatibility already. Really wondering if those tips are compatible.

Upd: soldering tax, inside of the ts80 power supply (from reddit). That's some quality Ben Heck soldering job right here:

« Last Edit: September 02, 2018, 03:06:45 am by joric »
 

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Re: EEVblog #1114 - NEW TS80 USB Soldering Iron Review
« Reply #36 on: Today at 08:16:36 am »
Got TS80 today. Doesn't even turn on with Xiaomi 65W Type-C/Type-C PD Laptop adapter (CDQ07ZM), so beware. Works well with various cheap QC3.0 adapters though (namely ORICO QTW-1U and its own DNQ18U-U). Looking for 65W PSU that supports both laptops and this iron, tell me if you know one.


« Last Edit: Today at 09:50:52 am by joric »
 


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