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Offline beatgr

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Re: EEVblog #242 - Hakko FX-888 Soldering Iron Hack
« Reply #50 on: August 04, 2014, 06:05:38 pm »
Tom Hammond, N0SS passed away (cancer) on August 4, 2011.
He first reverse engineered the PC board layout and produced a schematic diagram
using CorelDraw for his Hakko 936-9 soldering station in the late 1990s.

He revised this Hakko 936 schematic and board layout, from positive feedback by a
number of builder sources.  His last revision was 1.7 (March 26, 2011).

I think he would be happy to know that his work has been useful to the Maker community.

g. beat
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Re: EEVblog #242 - Hakko FX-888 Soldering Iron Hack
« Reply #51 on: January 08, 2017, 08:59:43 am »
@rodcastler: I did not dare to open the case to make a photo due to the flying composition. Since the hack, it still works fine after 4 years.

You can identify the heating regulator's output easily with Dave's video or by following the connections of the original LED. Then have a look  at the signal using your oscilloscope.
If you see PWM signal, it's a microcontroller. Otherwize, if the LED receives a constant voltage level while it is on, you got the opamp version, like I did.

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