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EEVblog 1616 - Weller Zero Smog Fume Extractor Review
« on: May 16, 2024, 11:29:19 pm »
How much does the Weller HEPA 13 Zero Smog EL Kit fume extractor suck?
https://www.weller-tools.com/eu/gb/filtration/products/solder-fumes/zero-smog-el-kit-1

 

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Re: EEVblog 1616 - Weller Zero Smog Fume Extractor Review
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2024, 05:10:20 am »
If you compress your hose it's not as floppy.
Also I needed to put mine under a shelf so there is less overhead clearance and the minimum bend of the hose is too large, 3D printed a 90 degree adapter for the duct.
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Re: EEVblog 1616 - Weller Zero Smog Fume Extractor Review
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2024, 08:11:35 am »
For getting it quieter, the natural thing would be some "filter" / sound absorber at the output side of the fan.

This is quite an expensive filter !  Depening on the climate (high humidity) one may have to change the filter after some time, even if not heavily used.
 

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Re: EEVblog 1616 - Weller Zero Smog Fume Extractor Review
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2024, 08:45:53 am »
 

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Re: EEVblog 1616 - Weller Zero Smog Fume Extractor Review
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2024, 08:48:28 am »
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Re: EEVblog 1616 - Weller Zero Smog Fume Extractor Review
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2024, 09:06:25 am »
I think it may become more effective in its raised position (as opposed to sitting on the bench) if you turn the hood 180 degrees so that the flat side is on the top. That'll prevent sucking air from below and behind, probably.
 

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Re: EEVblog 1616 - Weller Zero Smog Fume Extractor Review
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2024, 09:19:56 am »
My (almost weekly) experience with a predecessor of this Weller fume extractor (with the round inlet) is exactly the same.

Using the extractor inlet on the same height as the object you're soldering is way more effective than placing the inlet above. Might have to do with the fact that in the latter case the fumes get caught in the vertical stream of heated air coming from around the soldering iron where in the former case the fumes are extracted before they get caught in there.
 
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Re: EEVblog 1616 - Weller Zero Smog Fume Extractor Review
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2024, 02:49:45 am »
The jokes on this YT channel get worse with every video. ;)

Nice review Dave.

Slowing down a fan will decrease the noise. So does the Weller run quieter because of the reduction in fan speed or improvements in acoustic design?

PS: I'm watching part 2 now. maybe you talk about it there.
 

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Re: EEVblog 1616 - Weller Zero Smog Fume Extractor Review
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2024, 12:48:09 am »
Slowing down a fan will decrease the noise. So does the Weller run quieter because of the reduction in fan speed or improvements in acoustic design?

The noise for a given airflow rate is a factor of
1) fan type and design
2) fan speed
3) fan size
4) fan mounting
5) enclosure design
6) filter area and type
7) hose and nozzle design.

Not necessarily in that order.
 
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