While I hope to get into DIY electronics to a greater degree, I currently have a modest need.
I would like to remove some soldered-in Lithium batteries: specifically the CR 2032, often used for memory back-up in synthesizers.
Then I'd like to add a battery cradle/holder so as to avoid having to de-solder/solder batteries in the future.
One issue is that I'm in a space-constrained apartment and don't feel particularly comfortable soldering in my banned, for various reasons....and that's the only spot where I still have some table space. Ventilation is an issue.
However, I could reasonably easily put a synth module on a cart, and get it out to an area where I could perform minor soldering work.
I'm not very skilled with soldering but have a bit of a hands-on design background (and math background with some EE/physics knowledge) so I'm not super-concerned.
Hence, I'd be very grateful for advice as to what kind of cordless soldering irons to consider.
Here are some that look more-or-less promising:
Neiko 40420L Tooluxe Cordless Soldering Ironhttp://www.amazon.com/Neiko-40420L-Tool ... B002GQCYUK
Iso-Tip 7700 Cordless Soldering Ironhttp://www.amazon.com/Iso-Tip-Charge-Co ... 001LBZBDI/
Weller P2C Professional Self-Igniting Cordless Butane Solder Ironhttp://www.amazon.com/Weller-P2C-Profes ... 000B61L0G/
I suspect the butane alternative is excessively elaborate but I simply don't know.
Recommendations for a battery holder would also be appreciated.
Lastly, are there any tips or cautionary notes as regards the de-soldering and removal of said batteries? Anything to avoid? How much heat (e.g., in terms of time) would one expect to need to apply? I'm guessing there's not much solder holding the battery in place so this should be relatively easy and I want to both minimize personal risk and motherboard risk.
There typically appears to be a small solder point on the top of the battery that holds it in place as in the following picture:http://www.gearslutz.com/board/electron ... age-2.html
The photo of the Yamaha TX7 seems to pretty closely resemble what I'd be addressing.
Thanks in advance for your help!