Having a way to controle the temperature of your soldering iron it's a good thing to have on any workbench, depending what type of work that you are doing you will need to change this settings.
On this project i will show you how to make a variable soldering station using a very common light dimmer.
Step 1: Watch the video
Watch the video and see how easy it is to make this project.
Step 2: Gather the material
You will need for this project:
- Light Dimmer
- Power Plug
- Soldering Iron
Step 3: Get started
This project is very simple just connect the power plug to the light dimmer, plug your soldering iron to the light dimmer and your ready to go.
You will need figure out what's the best setting for you and mark the dial according, you can have different marks for different temperatures.
Not also this make more easy to work on very types of projects, it will extend the life of your soldering iron because in some occasions you are not using the maximum temperature.
Step 4: Final Thoughts
This is a very cheap hack to make.
Tell me on the comments below what applications you will use this for.
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