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Offline bozza

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Any opinions on the Aixun T420D?
« on: May 29, 2022, 01:12:35 am »
This station seems to be new and it looks like it actually supports all three handles T210 T115 T245.
It also allows for two handles to be used simultaneously.

I found the station here: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005004320345359.html

The soldering iron holders are the same as the ones on the T3A and T3B but they come with an additional bracket/clip so you can hang your iron.
Can this bracket be purchased separately?
 

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Re: Any opinions on the Aixun T420D?
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2022, 03:08:17 am »
I will say that it's cheaper than I thought it would be.  The list price of $438 is more what I expected it to be, but $329 shipped with DHL is actually a really good deal.  However, I'm still a little concerned with Aixun's build quality and quality control.  The T3A&B were a little shaky when they were first released (especially the internal soldering), which seems to have improved.  The QC issues still remain though, which is overall easy to address if you know what you're doing.  Open the unit before you plug it in, clean up any stray solder, inspect the joints (around the power supply especially), make sure there's nothing rattling around inside, and expect a cracked inductor (and be pleasantly surprised if it isn't).  The handles themselves can also have issues.  Do extensive amounts of soldering with the cheap tips before you use good JBCs.  You don't want your nice new tips to melt down.  This unit is more complex than its smaller siblings, so opening it up and inspecting it may be a lot harder.  I do like that the cables all come out of the back, but I do wish they would've put the power button on the front though.  Aixun has shown that they are willing to support the firmware, and I'd expect this to be no different.  Overall, it's probably the top in Chinesium dual soldering stations, with a good price, and proven firmware support.  But you should expect to open it up and clean and inspect it before any serious use.         
 

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Re: Any opinions on the Aixun T420D?
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2022, 09:46:30 pm »
I would love to see a review of this station. I think an Aixun will be my next station to compliment my T12 ksger. The T115 tips are definitely handy for very small SMD components where even the smallest T12 tips are just too big.

It is between this station and the Aixun T3B! I would love to see the additional bracket from this station on the T3B!
 

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Re: Any opinions on the Aixun T420D?
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2022, 02:59:12 am »
Heh, I'm sure SteveyG will be all over this one.  However, if you already have a good selection of T12 tips, I'd say the T3A might be better for you.  The 245 system has the best selection of tips in the world.  The T3A will run your T12 tips, the 210 and 115 tips are kind of limited (more expensive too), and aside from a slightly larger tip-to-grip distance, there's literally nothing you can't do with the 245 tips.  However, I will say that I don't do phone repairs, nothing smaller than 0603, so I don't know if the lower wattage of the T115 is more appealing/less likely to lift pads than the T245 stuff.  So take that for what it's worth. 
 

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Re: Any opinions on the Aixun T420D?
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2022, 01:11:13 pm »
Honestly it is the size of the tips on the T12 which concern me the most. They are just too big. I was doing a repair the other day on a plastic connector on a phone pcb. There just so happened to be very sensitive components on the other side. Hot air was therefore not an option. Heating from the top makes the connector melt. Heating from the bottom will most likely damage some components on the underside.

It is possible to do the repair with a soldering iron, however even the smallest t12 tip is still too big for this component.

I have more than 30 different tips for my T12 iron so I do know which kind of tips I like.

There are many great tips for the T115. The issue is that they are expensive! It is possible to get 10 T12 imitation tips for the price of one genuine T115 JBC tip.
 

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Re: Any opinions on the Aixun T420D?
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2022, 12:22:41 am »
i may go ahead and order one. ill decide soon.
 
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Re: Any opinions on the Aixun T420D?
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2022, 11:26:59 am »
Anybody ordered one...? Still waiting on reviews to show up but I'm really tempted to hit that "buy now" button ;)
 

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Re: Any opinions on the Aixun T420D?
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2022, 03:35:59 am »
i have one coming. it got delayed in shipping for some reason though
 

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Re: Any opinions on the Aixun T420D?
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2022, 02:44:53 pm »
Heh, I'm sure SteveyG will be all over this one. 

I may skip this one - at £300 +VAT +advance handling fee it'll be around £385, more than a genuine JBC CD-2 station, so the attractiveness drops dramatically even if it does have two handpieces.
Willing to reconsider if I get requests though.
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Re: Any opinions on the Aixun T420D?
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2022, 02:02:25 am »
I understand.  I'm fine with the T3A myself, so my interest is minimal.  I was curious about the build quality, and someone else already has one on the way.  So that will get answered.  Your Aixun videos do seem popular though, and it would make a nice cherry on the sundae that has been the series.  But at the same time, everyone already knows that Aixun and KSGER (plus it's clones) are the go-to pocket-friendly solutions.   
 

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Re: Any opinions on the Aixun T420D?
« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2022, 05:22:08 am »
I may skip this one - at £300 +VAT +advance handling fee it'll be around £385, more than a genuine JBC CD-2 station, so the attractiveness drops dramatically even if it does have two handpieces.

Yeah - it's not cheap, true. But the two handpieces make it attractive for me - I need 2nd handpiece. So I either buy 2nd t3b (which is not cheap either) or sell t3b I have and buy the "big one"..
Another option is JBC nano station but that's in 1200 Euro (+ VAT) range ;)
 

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Re: Any opinions on the Aixun T420D?
« Reply #11 on: July 23, 2022, 03:47:04 am »
Alright folks, I'll take the first step and potentially waste €450 on the full set with all 3 handles (t245, t210, t115 wish me luck. Ill report back as soon as I get my hands on this thing.
 
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Re: Any opinions on the Aixun T420D?
« Reply #12 on: August 05, 2022, 05:18:04 pm »
i have one at the office sadly with health issues i have not been able to go to the office. ill see if i can get one of my head techs to open it up and go through it and get some opinions from the guys over there.
 

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Re: Any opinions on the Aixun T420D?
« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2022, 08:42:59 am »
I've got one on the way now direct from Aixun.

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Re: Any opinions on the Aixun T420D?
« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2022, 06:09:05 pm »
Hi
I get my one. for my use t210 handle to smol. waiting for t45.  its nice look very good and quick
 

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Re: Any opinions on the Aixun T420D?
« Reply #15 on: August 25, 2022, 10:07:04 am »
Please post a photo inside AIXUN T420D
 

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Re: Any opinions on the Aixun T420D?
« Reply #16 on: August 26, 2022, 11:29:58 pm »
I've got one on the way now direct from Aixun.

Steve
We are looking forward to a teardown and review video on youtube.  :-+
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Re: Any opinions on the Aixun T420D?
« Reply #17 on: August 26, 2022, 11:32:58 pm »
Aixun has shown that they are willing to support the firmware, and I'd expect this to be no different. 
Does Aixun have a website? I couldn't find any.
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Re: Any opinions on the Aixun T420D?
« Reply #18 on: August 27, 2022, 07:21:29 am »
Aixun has shown that they are willing to support the firmware, and I'd expect this to be no different. 
Does Aixun have a website? I couldn't find any.



https://www.aixuntech.com/xinpinshangshi433/111.html
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Re: Any opinions on the Aixun T420D?
« Reply #19 on: August 29, 2022, 08:03:47 am »
I have one, and i'm very satisfied. it's a really good soldering station, it's really fast, calibrated just right out of the box, solid, stable, and very useful. It has nice stands, just like an original JBC, and much better than Sugon, I2C, etc. There is a cute display, very easy to read, but not so professional looking like an original one. Sadly, it has proprietary connectors, just like another clones.
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Re: Any opinions on the Aixun T420D?
« Reply #20 on: August 30, 2022, 10:38:22 pm »
I've got one on the way now direct from Aixun.

Steve
We are looking forward to a teardown and review video on youtube.  :-+

It's due on Friday, so video should hopefully follow soon.
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Re: Any opinions on the Aixun T420D?
« Reply #21 on: September 03, 2022, 06:21:40 pm »
I have one in hand now, she be a beast. you can feel the weight of that toroidal that apparently in there. Will be testing a lot more this week. 
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Re: Any opinions on the Aixun T420D?
« Reply #22 on: September 05, 2022, 03:23:58 pm »
Here's the control PCB and MCU section
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Re: Any opinions on the Aixun T420D?
« Reply #23 on: September 05, 2022, 03:25:31 pm »
Channel A and B Outputs
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Re: Any opinions on the Aixun T420D?
« Reply #24 on: September 05, 2022, 03:26:03 pm »
And the 15V AC-DC section
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