Uses of Desolder Wick

Knowing how to utilize a Desolder Wick, which is laced copper cable television that enables you to remove desoldering from joints you need to change, is necessary if you service electronics. Desolder Wick is specifically important if you need to eliminate desoldering from a motherboard or parts. If you’re brand-new to desoldering, you should have Desolder Wick prepared in case you need to repair any oversights you make. It’s easy to use a Desolder Wick, and it can conserve you from needing to replace elements that weren’t desoldering correctly.


Starting by establishing an exhaust fan for the desoldering fumes. Although it isn’t better, you can utilize a security mask if you do not have an exhaust fan, or if you’re working someplace where a fan will not fit or run. On top of that, use shatterproof glass to shield your eyes from molten Desolder Wick as well as various other hazards.

Warming Up

Next you’ll link the blowpipe in as well as await it to heat up, guaranteeing that the iron is safe in its owner so it will not fall out. Most welding torches take a minimum of 3 minutes to totally warm up.

Desolder Wick

Unroll a size of Desolder Wick and hold it versus the desoldering joint you’re dealing with. Use the warm welding torch pointer to the wick. The warmth from the blowpipe will definitely thaw the desoldering and, as it starts to melt, the copper circuitry of the Desolder Wick will soak up the desoldering (capillary action). As the desoldering cools it will certainly bind to the Desolder Wick.


Remove the Desolder Wick from the joint and likewise return the welding torch to its owner after the wick is fully covered with the desoldering you eliminated. The following action is to minimize the size of used Desolder Wick from the roll. After you have in fact cut the wick, look for other desoldering joints that require being desoldering and also duplicating the treatment.


Disconnect your desoldering iron and offer it sufficient time to cool. Discard the utilized Desolder Wick in addition to extensively tidying the place where you operate in order to save time the next time you desolder or desolder.

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