Terms and Definitions


Thru-Hole Round-Lead Desoldering SX-100

SX-100 Sodr-X-Tractor
SX-100 Sodr-X-Tractor

1. Remove conformal coating (if any) and clean work area of any contamination, oxides or residues.

2. Set a tip temperature of 343°C (650°F) for lead-free or 316°C (600°F) for leaded alloys and adjust as necessary.

3. Install Thermo-Drive® Tip into the SX-100 using Tip Tool. (A)

4. Thermal shock tip on damp sponge from Tip & Tool Stand.

5. Tin tip with solder.

6. Lower tip, contacting solder connection at right angles. (B)

7. Confirm complete solder melt of joint through to the component side. (C)

8. Move lead in a circle and apply vacuum while continuing lead movement. (D)

9. Lift tip from lead and hold vacuum for an additional 2 seconds to clear all molten solder from heater chamber. (E)

10. Repeat for all other solder connections, skipping adjacent joints to minimize heat build up. When all joints have been desoldered, the component should lift easily. If not, see the “Solder Extraction Troubleshooting” Process Guide.

11. Re-tin tip end with solder and return the SX-100 to its Tip & Tool Stand.

12. Clean lands as required for component replacement.

PACE SensaTemp® or Intelliheat® Power Supply with Vacuum Capability
SX-100 Sodr-X-Tractor®
Thermo-Drive® Tip (See Chart on Back)
Tip Tool
Flux-cored Solder