Recommended Tips for Improved Solder Flow-Up
Concave Tip (more info)
This tip has a concave section (or V-groove) at the tip to allow better access to the lead. The wider surface area that comes into contact with the board and the lead means that there is an excellent heat supply to the solder joints, ensuring sufficient solder flow-up. It is recommended for multi-layered boards or thick printed wiring boards (PWB).
Use a concave soldering tip if you are facing the following issues:
- Lead-free solder does not flow-up sufficiently
- Having to use 2 soldering irons or a desoldering tool to provide more heat to solder joints
- Unable to use a preheater
- Requiring high heat capacity for your workpiece
There are 2 types, concave and V-groove. You should select and use the one according to your preference for specific flute width, angle of contact, heat capacity determined by flute shape, as well as land size and lead diameter.