So, my old soldering station broke down. It's the pot with switch that gave up. After some research I found out it is a common problem with this pot. It's cheap and mechanically bad engineered. After opening up the pot a piece of metal (wich was loose in the first place i could hear rattle around and feel it grinding when turning the temp controp knob) fell out.
So I was thinking to hardwire this soldering station and have it have just one temperature setting just like the cheap single wand irons.
This is the potmeter that is inside.
The middle to pins on the backside are the switch. Two of the three legs are shorted. So my thought was to short the switchpins, and short the 2 pins with the 3th pin.
This way I would have the iron running on the highest temperature setting is that right? I know that I should not keep it running for a long time. It will also just be a backup soldering iron for quick work on bigger beefier cables.
Btw, I'm on the road living the no nomadic life in a van so ordering a new pot is way to much hassle.