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Offline jmf11Topic starter

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Advice for small reflow plate?
« on: Yesterday at 06:34:56 am »
Hello,

I would like to by a cheap reflow plate, for PCBs in the 50x50 to 100x100mm range. This is mainly for prototyping.

There are several models on Aliexpress or Amazon. Are some of those "proven OK in use" than others? Some recommended model?

Or should I go to something like https://github.com/AfterEarthLTD/Solder-Reflow-Plate ?

Best regards,

JMF
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Offline jmf11Topic starter

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Re: Advice for small reflow plate?
« Reply #1 on: Yesterday at 08:25:44 pm »
I have up to now 2 candidates:
- UYUE 946-1010: with a 100 x 100mm surface,
- Maechanic iX5 (smaller platform, seems 80 x 60 mm)

I don't know if the plate shall be the same size or bigger than the PCB to work on, or if one can slide the PCB over the plate to solder PCBs bigger than the plate (and what would be the best).

JMF
 

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Re: Advice for small reflow plate?
« Reply #2 on: Yesterday at 10:12:06 pm »
I don't know if the plate shall be the same size or bigger than the PCB to work on, or if one can slide the PCB over the plate to solder PCBs bigger than the plate (and what would be the best)

Its best if the plate is the same size or larger than the PCB. Sliding it around can work but its wasting your time waiting for areas to heat up, uneven heat, and probably more chance it will fall off.
If you are reworking/removing parts maybe the smaller size would work, eg miniware MHP50. But I don't know, I feel like 80 or 100mm is a more appropriate size.

https://maidavale.org/blog/uyue-946-1010-hotplate-review/
https://www.reddit.com/r/flashlight/comments/rm1otz/psa_uyue_9461010_hot_plate_has_a_secret_menu_that/

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