Do you think Pb-Free solder is a pain in the arse?
Yes 100% [
No 0% [ 0 ]
Total votes : 10
Post subject: What is a good Pb-Free solder to use? Posted:
Thu Feb 16, 2006 8:56 am
Aug 31, 2003 3:20 pm
RoHS (Pb-Free) deadline quickly approaching in July, I still am
wondering what is a good lead-free solder to use for general prototype
and repair soldering? Some the the stuff I have used is really crappy.
It does not flow well, especially without using a lot of flux. Reflowing
is a real hemorrhoid.
Whay are you guys (and gals?) using?
Thanks to you.
Post subject: Posted: Thu Feb
16, 2006 9:13 am
Joined: Wed Jan 07,
2004 1:27 pm
I'm with you on this one James. Here
is a link to an article on the Law of Unintended Consequences -
very appropriate. I think that the whole thing is a boondoggle.
Electronics lead constitutes maybe .1% of all lead in the world.
Lead-acid batteris make up something like 40% of all lead waste.
Let's get real here.
Post subject: Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2006
Joined: Tue Jan 13, 2004
Here are the number according to CMAP in
Major Uses of Lead
Storage Batteries 80.81%
Ceramics, Pigments, Chemicals 4.78%
Sheet lead 1.79%
Cable covering 1.40%
Brass,/bronze billets and ingots 0.72%
extruded products 0.72%
Solder (excluding electronics solder)
Electronics solder 0.49%
Discards of Lead Products
in Municipal Solid Waste
Lead Acid Batteries 48.1%
Tubes and CRTs 35.8%
Glass and Ceramics 5.5%