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ITT: The best cordless battery soldering irons.

>> No.1553443

>>1553436
bump, preferably temperature adjustable

>> No.1553477

>>1553436
Why the FUCK would you need one?

>> No.1553478

>>1553436
battery sucks unless you have like $100 to throw at the milwaukee m12 soldering iron

butane will get you corded performance for cheap https://www.harborfreight.com/3-in-1-cordless-soldering-iron-64034.html

>> No.1553481

>cordless
>battery
>best
Pick two.

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1553484

>>1553436

>> No.1553499

>>1553481
cordless best? battery best? Your options are retarded.

>> No.1553508

>>1553436
There was some anon who built one up out of a kit of Ali Express. It fit in a standard size aluminum case. Now that I think of it, that one may have been corded, but I think there was some other anon who built one in a wooden box that looked kinda like a cigar box. I think that would be the better route, somebody with a handful of 18650’s in a case with temp control and a regular decent iron.

The affordable battery powered ones all have mediocre reviews, the butane ones are much better but no temp control, hence this anon >>1553481

>> No.1553515

>>1553499
>cordless best
Butane
>battery best
Literally TS-100 hooked up to a car battery

>> No.1553534

>>1553436
That's an e-cig battery, what gives?

Cordless soldering irons tend to be varying levels of shit, and shouldn't be used unless they are the last resort, and even then I would opt for butane over battery.

The Dremel Versa-Tip (I think it's called) is a modestly priced and decent quality butane unit.

>> No.1553537

>>1553436
TS100 hooked up to a 5S pack, laptop charger, car, literally any fucking thing with a 5525 plug and 12-24v

>> No.1553729

>>1553477
i do a/v installation, we often do soldering in rooms that don't have power yet, or just in an area where there's no outlet around

>> No.1553748

>>1553537
Shhhheeeeeit I forgot those things hook up to fucking whatever. You could totally rig something up to run it off whatever 18V power tool battery pack you’re using on your impact driver. And if no power tools, go grab a Kobalt or HF Bauer battery and charger.

>> No.1553749

I'm sorta interested in getting one that would work offshore on boats - either battery, butane, or 12v powered. Never bought one because I haven't heard great things. Does anything hold a candle to a normal iron + inverter?

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1553752

>>1553749
Pic related is shilled so much, that’s probably the best compromise if you do what this goy said >>1553537

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1553916

>>1553748
Literally made this with a Makita. 18v USB adapter. Work on robotic sailboats, often no power on docks.

>> No.1554014

>>1553752
>>1553916
I took a chance on one of these to use from my car and it's a lot more effective than I expected at 12-14V.

>> No.1554017

weller portasol p1k

catalytic, butane

things a champ
>>1553916

dude thats cool as fuck

can you give some more details

>> No.1554019

>>1553916

oh i thought you made the whole thing not just put a battery on it

still neat though

>> No.1554806

>>1553436
lol enjoy your hand grenade

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1555512

Used one of these commercially for 20 years before it died.

>> No.1555589

>>1554014
If /diy/ and /ohm/ taught me anything, it’s that the voltage doesn’t really matter. Go to the drill thread and look at the senile old fucks who are like “I’ll never buy a cordless drill! My 1984 B&D runs on 120V of pure Tesla and you kids think your 18 Edisons can keep up? I’m not waiting until lunchtime for my drill to charge!”

Dudes are running leaf blowers and compressors off 18V packs these days. 1A @ 120V is the same power as the motor pulling 6-7A @18V. Good 18650s are capable of putting out some watts and soldering irons like that really don’t use that much power.

>> No.1556848

>>1553436
I've run hakko smd systems off camping battery inverters. Most gear doesnt care about square wave output. I think the boss brought in something like a 'zero goal' or some weird name camping thing basically a plastic box with a battery and a large inverter and 110 volt outlet. Kinda fun and cool.

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I built this soldering iron. It uses Hako tips.

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>>1553508
>there was some other anon who built one in a wooden box that looked kinda like a cigar box.
oh geez that's me.
it has 4-series 4000mAh 26650 cells, they'll power this TS100 for several hours continuously. it's way overkill, it could be a lot smaller. but not quite pencil-small, a battery that small just can't last long enough to really be useful. When I need it in my pocket I use butane.

>> No.1557328

>>1557325
That thing is dope.

Do you have a parts list or something? What all is inside of the box besides the 4 cells?

>> No.1557331

>>1557328
It's got a balancing circuit (8-cell one because it's all I had on hand at the time), a generic 4s protection circuit, a CC/CV buck converter for charging (through a diode otherwise it self-discharges a bit), it charges from any 24v brick that could also run the TS100 on its own.
Not much else. it doesn't need any regulation. there's a TL431 driving that voltmeter so that the scale goes from 4.2 volts to 2.5v.
and it's hard to see from this angle but under the spring holder there's a brass sponge. No real parts list, just made out of mismatched shit most of which I already had.
It works out pretty good, I keep it in the backpack and I have it ready to go whenever I need it. I didn't even need to recharge it for the first time until after I'd been using it a month.

>> No.1557342

>>1553916
>Work on robotic sailboats
I'm going to need more information on that profession, sir.

>> No.1557369

TS80 + off-the-shelf power bank is probably the best option right now. Under $150 and it's more quality than most professional setups.

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1557379

This is what I use, so goddamn useful.

>> No.1557419

>>1553478
>butane will get you corded performance for cheap
It gets your coded heat, not corded performance.

>> No.1557429

>>1553729
Anon this might be your best bet, if you have access to a public library with a 3d printer.

>https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3022364

>> No.1557434

>>1557429
huh?

i just use a ts100

>> No.1557437

>>1557434
Well, I guess I didnt account that you have a milwaukee battery or not. Whatever.

>> No.1557445

So what is the price difference with the ts150 vs ts80 about? Temperature range?

>> No.1557447

>>1557445
you mean ts100? I don't have an 80, just a 100. Looks to me like the 80 allows you to charge via USBC. On the TS100, that micro usb port is not for charging, just for upgrading firmware if you're so inclined.

>> No.1557448

>>1557447
s/charge/power/

>> No.1558105

>>1557445
>>1557447
Ts100 has custom firmware support. Not sure on the ts80.
I bought one mainly for lulz to say my soldering iron runs custom modified firmware, but it actually turned out to be really nice

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1558111

>>1557429
Like first think the dude says is to be careful not to over discharge the battery pack. I’m confused, isn’t the protection built into the battery pack?

>> No.1558131

>>1558111
The dude properly doesn't know the red lithiums have discharge protection in them now..

>> No.1558134

>>1553484
This.
>Copper piping
No problem
>BGA rework
No problem
>Heavy gauge wiring
Ez

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