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Re: [TCML] MMC pics
Perf board is convenient but you cn use other stuff. Myself and others have
used other materials and just measured and drilled holes. I used
polyethelene board (actually cheap chopping boards) it is easy to work with
and has good electrical insulation values. Some have used acrylic sheet but
think it is brittle and a little hard to cut/drill.
Also resistors can usually handle a fair bit of heat and caps don't really
mind. Just try to be as quick as you can. I sure you won't damage the
components. Don't be discouraged, it's all good learning experience.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Antonio Carlos M. de Queiroz" <acmdq@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: "Tesla Coil Mailing List" <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, July 13, 2008 2:58 AM
Subject: Re: [TCML] MMC pics
Nicholas J. Goble wrote:
You can just heat the joints with a soldering iron until the solder melts
and then pull the parts away. Don't heat more than the strictly necessary,
and be careful to not spill molten solder on you. Clean the solder from
the leads with the soldering iron too. There is no need of a solder sucker
for this disassembly.
Yeah that does suck, but I'd rather take advice from a veteran than risk
destroying the MMC. How do I unsolder the leads? Also, with all this
soldering and unsoldering, am I damaging the caps and resistors? I know
that resistors are pretty sensitive to heat, but what about caps? I
don't want to destroy anything.
I also don't want to buy another perf board. I'm running low on funds.
Radio shack didn't have anyones that were long enough for me anyways.
The board can be reused. If you need a longer board, you can always cut it
in strips and join them in series.
Antonio Carlos M. de Queiroz
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