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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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