Soldering Iron Warm Up

Discussion in 'FAQs' started by Fluesheet, Feb 18, 2006.

  1. Fluesheet

    Fluesheet Member

    Quick question - how long does it take the typical soldering iron to reach operating temp (assuming the tip is not touching anything to sink the heat)?


  2. webmaster

    webmaster Member

    Mine takes 2.5 - 3 minuets.
  3. jim currie

    jim currie Active Member

    depends on the wattage and the type of iron. I have a 75 watt copper(2 lb iron) that takes almost 15 min. to get hot a small pistol about 15 sec. a 75 watt weller station about 2 min.and a restance soldering tool a second or two.
  4. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    I have several different temperature-controlled irons. The Wellers all take about a minute or so to get to 700 degrees, while the HAKO that I use on the bench heats up to that temp in less than 30 seconds. One pencil iron I have takes a bit longer, somewhere around two minutes. Each iron is going to be different dependent on the manufacturer, wattage and type.
  5. Fluesheet

    Fluesheet Member

    It's a 30 watt Weller. I sounds like I don't need to let it sit the 5-10minutes I have been doing.


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