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ZD985 and ZD987 review and teardown
« on: September 24, 2011, 03:32:19 pm »
Well after understanding the Fake/original (i don't know) ZD917 was kinda crap i decided to try out the ZD985 and ZD987 (even manufacturer replied me these models are much better and improved)

ZD985 features a SMPS while ZD917 features classical transformers. There is no more hot glue trigger happy workers there so the units are clean and nice. The ZD985 is amazingly compact and i suspect the longevity of that SMPS without any cooling. If you don't have a big bottle of nerve pills in your pocket please don't disassemble the ZD985  ;D

However these both units work from start and work quite good. The vacuum is finally inside specs, pumps are still loud (but not as before). The pencil iron on the ZD987 finally has much better and flexible cable. The heaters are also better and desoldering even heatsinks and heatsinked components lasts only a moment.

After desoldering a whole box of components quickly and clean i understood i never want to live without this tools anymore. The ZD985 will be in pair with HAKKO FX888 while the ZD987 will be stand-alone soldering and desoldering tool on second bench.

I can recommend them, you get a whole bunch of spare parts (not that will you need any soon) and when you suck solder only 1 time with this kind of desoldering pump you will never return back especially if you like to recycle electronic components.   
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Re: ZD985 and ZD987 review and teardown
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2011, 07:34:13 am »
I purchased a ZD-985 some time ago,  only recently needed it. I have to say, it is worth its weight in gold when you need it. I removed the 40pin header from my Arduino Mega in less than 2 mins.

For its price, you cant go wrong really.

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Re: ZD985 and ZD987 review and teardown
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2011, 07:55:54 am »
Hi PeterG

I have been looking for a vacuum de-solder station. Where did you buy the ZD985?

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Re: ZD985 and ZD987 review and teardown
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2011, 07:59:56 am »
There is a crowd based in Sydney that sell them on eBay.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Desoldering-Station-80W-Vacuum-de-soldering-gun-/200656634558

They also sell parts for these.

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Re: ZD985 and ZD987 review and teardown
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2013, 01:32:50 am »
so just watched the recent EEVblog #542 video and Dave said there is already a tear down post or so...looks like this is the one

kind of curious if suction gun is much more preferred than a solder pot for part salvaging. for the price, 190 bucks, still out of my range for just occasional uses  :phew:
 

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Re: ZD985 and ZD987 review and teardown
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2013, 07:50:56 am »
Hi there,

I’ve seen a few US folks asking where to find this in the EEVblog #542 comments (more on the YouTube comments) and elsewhere. And I've seen no answers so I’m posting this here too in the hopes someone will find this info useful.

No, I don't work for these folks, and I'm not being paid to post this. I just think this is a really great tool for a wonderful price. And I had a hard time finding a vendor here in the US and want to save others a lot of time and effort. =^.^=;;

When I saw the video for this and Dave did the PC motherboard I knew I had to get one of these! =^.^=

I found this on ebay after quite a bit of searching from a US vendor called Memotronics Electronic Components.

The listing they have it up as is:
Vacuum Desoldering Rework Station Digital Temperature Controlled Dual LCD NEW

at:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/131036604061

I’ll be getting one next month when I get paid! =^.^=

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Re: ZD985 and ZD987 review and teardown
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2013, 09:23:10 pm »
A couple of European webshops selling ZhongDi ZD-985

Evita (Lativa): 75.30 € (101 US$) http://www.evita.lt/en/det-1399631-desoldering-station-zd-985-80w-220v-480c.html

Panda (Bulgaria): 174.00 BGN (89 € | 119 USD) http://www.panda-bg.com/product.php?lang=en&code=321740
 

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Re: ZD985 and ZD987 review and teardown
« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2013, 10:24:46 pm »
EEVblog #542 - ZD985 Desoldering Station
Review, teardown, and testing of the Rhino Tools ZD985 desoldering station on typical through-hole double sided and multi layer PCBs.
https://www.eevblog.com/forum/blog/eevblog-542-zd985-desoldering-station/
 

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Re: ZD985 and ZD987 review and teardown
« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2013, 04:05:41 pm »
Does anyone knows if this unit, the ZD985, can support the 60w soldering iron, part no. 88-415B of the ZD987.

I bought the ZD985 and want to connect the 88-419B of the other unit while not desoldering to save space.

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Re: ZD985 and ZD987 review and teardown
« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2016, 10:18:05 pm »
ZD985 can be found at www.memotronics.com in the United States. They have new and refurbished units at reasonable prices. I have bought new and refurbished units from them. Cannot tell refurbished units from new units, refurbished units have same warranty as new units and always come with a brand new gun. They also have parts and accessories such as larger tips and filters. Seems to work well for me.
 

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Re: ZD985 and ZD987 review and teardown
« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2016, 03:21:54 am »
Where to get ZD987 in Europe? Any review?
 

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Re: ZD985 and ZD987 review and teardown
« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2016, 12:23:01 am »
ZD985 can be found at www.memotronics.com in the United States. They have new and refurbished units at reasonable prices. I have bought new and refurbished units from them. Cannot tell refurbished units from new units, refurbished units have same warranty as new units and always come with a brand new gun. They also have parts and accessories such as larger tips and filters. Seems to work well for me.

+1.  I have one and it is handy.  I paid the $150 USD price but the refurb price makes it even better.
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Re: ZD985 and ZD987 review and teardown
« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2016, 11:11:29 pm »
Europe? ZD987?
 

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Re: ZD985 and ZD987 review and teardown
« Reply #15 on: June 08, 2016, 12:42:12 pm »
timofonic,

You can try this guys in Italy http://www.ebay.com/itm/STAZIONE-SALDANTE-ZD-987-SALDATURA-SALDATORE-DISSALDANTE-ASPIRA-SUCCHIA-STAGNO-/251966763615?hash=item3aaa63b25f:g:hPIAAOSwj0NUjEaH
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Re: ZD985 gun wiring
« Reply #16 on: August 09, 2018, 06:49:56 pm »
Good day all

I've slowly been building up a little workshop/ lab as an electronics hobbyist.
I only have one hand so the ZD-985 seemed to be a good and cheap idea.

I purchased one and it worked perfectly for what I needed.
However - I disconnected the vibration switch and something else (not the heater)

Does anyone know how to WIRE UP THE COMPONENTS?

I stripped it to do some tinkering a while ago. Something came up and I havn't touched it since.
SO i FORGOT :palm:

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Re: ZD985 and ZD987 review and teardown
« Reply #17 on: August 10, 2018, 12:32:40 pm »
I recently bought a ZD985 here https://www.bifelectronic.com/.... just USD 79
As others said... it worth every dollar.
This shop also sells the ZD987 model for just USD 139
 


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