Saturday, 23 May 2009

Soldering kit

I bought a 30W electric soldering iron and some associated kit today.

Maplin sub-total = £20.66

  • 30 W electric soldering iron, part number N38AC, £6.99
  • set of 3 tips, part number N00FB, £4.49
  • soldering iron stand, part number FR20, £5.99 (meant to get BP57M, £4.99, but couldn't see it)
  • desoldering braid, 1 mm, 1.5 m length, part number N48FX, £2.29
and my first electronic component:

  • 100 k thermistor, part number CR05F , 90 p!

Running total (excluding last set of washers and screws from B&Q, and the PCBs yet to be finally costed) = £171.42


  1. The thermistor is cheap but it only goes up to 155C. I use an Epcos part from RS because it is rated for 300C.

  2. Hi,
    Did you get my reply to your PM?