Audio gear DIY question
« on: November 21, 2020, 02:44:48 PM »
Hi guys,

I have often seen that for soldering audio gear parts, a 60/40 Rosin Core Solder should be used. My question is that, if the 60 is the Lead or Tin?

Can someone with PROPER knowledge clarify the percentages for Sn and Pb respectively?

Cheers,

Tom


ruffrecords

Re: Audio gear DIY question
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2020, 04:18:42 PM »
60% is tin, 40% is lead (sometimes the flux content is listed also)

Cheers

Ian
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Re: Audio gear DIY question
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2020, 06:19:07 PM »
60% is tin, 40% is lead (sometimes the flux content is listed also)

Cheers

Ian


Hi, thanks for the reply.
So a Kester 44 60/40 means that the flux content is 44, Tin is 60 and Lead is 40. Sm I correct?

john12ax7

Re: Audio gear DIY question
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2020, 06:47:58 PM »
The 44 is not a percentage,  it refers to the type of flux.  The other numbers are percentages.  You' can have 44 60/40, 44 63/37, etc.

The datasheets will usually give your all the relevant info.

Newmarket

Re: Audio gear DIY question
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2020, 06:48:36 PM »
errr....really for audio kit you should now be going with Lead free solder...

Re: Audio gear DIY question
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2020, 05:08:29 AM »
errr....really for audio kit you should now be going with Lead free solder...

Why?

My3gger

Re: Audio gear DIY question
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2020, 02:51:40 PM »
Why?

Same question here, why? If used for industry then needs to be lead free, for diy it is simpler with lead/tin most of us use.
I find it important solder also has right amount of good flux. A lot of such information can be found online. Good luck.


 

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