Now the real question is: what is the problem with the iron? And is it just unsafe for the LEDs or is it also unsafe for me to touch? How can I get around this problem? Should I take it back to the store saying that it's not working properly? Or is this something normal? Assuming that this should not happen normally and that it's not just a problem with my iron, but a problem with all the irons of the same type, what kind of soldering iron should I get instead? What detail should I pay attention to?
Why don't you take a AC voltage reading between your iron tip and an independent path to your power ground when the iron is turned on
QuoteWhy don't you take a AC voltage reading between your iron tip and an independent path to your power ground when the iron is turned onIn other words take an AC voltage reading with a multimeter between the iron's tip and the grounding in the wall socket?YesThe iron doesn't need to be turned on the light the LEDs when touching them. I just needs to be plugged in.Turn the iron on for the test, but no LEDs required, just measure for AC voltage from tip to ground while powered up. Obviously you can't leave your meter lead on the hot iron for too long.I wonder if I can demand changing it in the store because of this... I mean, is this a defect or it's just a poor model?Make the test first. I searched a little for this product description but can't find anywhere where it states it's a grounded iron tip or that it offers ESD protection which is the same thing.Lefty
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