Recommended tips for soldering connectors
The spatula type is capable of heating multiple pins or lead wires at once and is used for rework of SMDs, mainly for thermo-compression of Printed Wiring Boards (P.W.B.) and soldering shield cases or connectors.
How to remove connectors
- Apply flux to the leads
- Place the spatula tip against the joints, warming it up
- Allow the solder to melt, releasing the connector
- Remove the connector using tweezers etc
Tips for removing connectors
Selecting Spatula Tip Size
Select the head not by the number of pins but by the package size [length x width x height] including legs.
Applying sufficient solder to the tip ends makes removing the component easier.