Author Topic: EEVblog #167 - Atten 858D Hot Air Rework Review  (Read 64256 times)

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Offline T4P

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Re: EEVblog #167 - Atten 858D Hot Air Rework Review
« Reply #100 on: February 23, 2013, 12:51:16 pm »
Precisely, the cheap ones are nasty single diaphragm pumps. That said, aoyue's got a turbine pump version
http://www.aoyue.com/en/ArticleShow.asp?ArticleID=382 It's the 857A++
 

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Re: EEVblog #167 - Atten 858D Hot Air Rework Review
« Reply #101 on: November 22, 2013, 07:01:15 am »
I just bought an Atten AT858A because I like rotary knobs and it was slightly cheaper than the D version.

I half expected it to be the same microcontroller design but it is all analog, which should be a little more repairable.

The switching frequency is such that the front heater LED provides a good indication of the thermal load.

Otherwise identical to the 858D and with the same caveats like poor chassis grounding and inadequate strain relief at both ends of the handpiece cable.
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Re: EEVblog #167 - Atten 858D Hot Air Rework Review
« Reply #102 on: January 23, 2014, 03:49:32 am »
Is it practical to use a unit like this to reflow SMD boards instead of a toaster oven? 

This is for a few one-of boards by an hobbyist, not a serious production, and with packages like this one

http://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/ATA6614Q-PLQW/ATA6614Q-PLQWTR-ND/3903739
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