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Defective Soldering iron?
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Defective Soldering iron?

by m_viland on Thu Sep 23, 2021 4:15 pm

Hi -

I just purchased an
"Adjustable 60W Pen-Style Soldering Iron - 120VAC USA Plug - BEST 102C
PRODUCT ID: 3685"
When I plug it in and switch On, It appears to power up (LEDs light up), but the iron does not get hot - In fact, it does not heat up at all. I have tried adjusting the temperature, but nothing works. I think I have a defective unit - What are my options?

Thanks,
Mike

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Re: Defective Soldering iron?

by franklin97355 on Thu Sep 23, 2021 4:48 pm

Have you tried to calibrate? Not much you can do but let me know.

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Re: Defective Soldering iron?

by m_viland on Thu Sep 23, 2021 5:27 pm

Thanks -
To be honest, I do not own a tool that is tiny enough to fit in the opening that leads to the calibration adjustment, so no, I have not.
But it really should not remain totally cold at any calibration setting, don`t you agree?

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Re: Defective Soldering iron?

by franklin97355 on Thu Sep 23, 2021 7:55 pm

I do but I had to check just incase. Contact support@adafruit.com with a link to this thread and your order number and they will get you a new one

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Re: Defective Soldering iron?

by m_viland on Thu Sep 23, 2021 8:14 pm

Okay - Thank you!

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