What the difference between these three ways of soldering?
QuoteWhat the difference between these three ways of soldering?One works and the other two do not.Just use an iron and forget about those other two.
I agree... Get a soldering iron. I've never heard of tape-solder either. I might have seen something like solder-ribbon that you wrap-around free-hanging wires before heating with a soldering-iron or torch. Something like that might be appropriate if you are an auto mechanic???I used conductive glue once to re-attach terminals to the rear-window defroster on my car... For some reason the solder wouldn't "stick". It's a fairly high-current application and the glue worked, so I assume the resistance was low, at least with that fairly-large surface area to work with. (I was worried about resistance before I tried it, but I really didn't want to buy a new rear window.) With surface mount, you may want to try solder paste and a hot plate. But, I've never tried that myself... I try to avoid surface-mount as much as possible at home. At work we have a surface mount rework station that uses a pre-heater, a hot-air solder pencil, and solder paste... Too costly for me at home, and it doesn't work that well with fine-pitch parts. For board assembly, and for rework on fine-pitch surface-mount parts at work, we send the out board to our board-assembly house. (Again, the setup costs for a board-asssembly contractor are way too high for hobbyists. It only pays-off if you are building maybe 100 boards.)
Check the soldering tutorials on this guy's site:http://store.curiousinventor.com/guides/Among the best that I've found on the net. I now use them as required reading/watching before I train students to solder at work.
I might say it wrong.it should be like I use the tape/glue to mount the component on the circuit