Why do some Hakko product have slightly varying part numbers?
Ever come across Hakko soldering stations or soldering irons with slightly different part numbers and you're not too sure what it means? Read on as we explain the part numbers and you'll soon be able to easily identify the right product!
A standard Hakko part number comprises 2 (sometimes 3) parts: the first section, a second section and the occasional third section.
First Section: Model Number
The first section shows the model number - it identifies which Hakko product it is.
- Is it an FX-888D or an FX-951 Soldering Station?
- Is it an FX-600 or FX-601 Soldering Iron?
All products with the same model number e.g. FX-888D, have the same product details and specifications* such as weight, dimensions, temperature range etc.
*Excluding product voltage
Second Section: Voltage Differentiator
The second section is a voltage differentiator, not the voltage itself. It shows that the input voltage required is different.
- FX601-01: 100V
- FX601-11: 220-240V
- FX888D-04BY: 110V
- FX888D-11BY: 230V
- FX888D-22BY: 240V
This is important to note when purchasing online, as the voltage purchased should match with the country in which you are using the product. A different voltage (e.g. a 120V machine used in a 230V country) may cause the product to fry and stop functioning. Click here for more info on the voltages.
NOTE: There are some products with the same voltage but a different number in the second section due to other factors such as the addition or absence of a certain spare part/component in the packing list. Simply chat with our friendly sales representative for more info!
Third Section: Additional Information
The third section shows some additional information such as color or whether it has a calibration report.
- FX888D-11BY: Blue and Yellow (Silver model discontinued)
- FG100B-52: without calibration report
- FG100B-52C: with calibration report
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