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BlackJack SolderWerks BK3050 Solder Pot Repair Service

If you own a BlackJack SolderWerks BK3050 Solder Pot pot that is in need of repair or you need it modified to fit your unique problem, tell Patented Inventor, Jon Krahmer and he will be happy to do it for you. You can contact Jon by using the following message form...

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Upgraded and Refurbished Blackjack BK3050 Controllers

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Refurbished Blackjack
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Upgraded Blackjack BK3050 with PID Plus LCD Display
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Upgraded Blackjack BK3050 to handle PCB up to 5.5 inches
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About the BlackJack SolderWerks BK3050 Solder Pot

o AC Input: 110VAC
o Power Consumption: 500 watts max
o Heating Technology: Infra Red
o Internal dimensions of solder pot: 3 5/8" x 3 5/8" x 1 3/4" (22.9 Cubic inch)
o Includes pickup tongs and scraper
o Popular Solder Works solder pot machine
o Leaded Solder Pot for Soldering and De-soldering
o Lead-Free Desoldering Solder Bath

List of a few services we offer

o Solder pot repair service
o Custom PCB design and manufacturing

If it is broken we fix it.

Some Solder Pot Upgrades I Offer

o Add a cooling fan.
o Replace the Controller with a PID.
o Replace the Control Panel with one that gives you Easier Control and Enhanced Display.
o Displays Actual-Temperature and Set-Temperature Simultaneity.
o Switch from Celsius to Fahrenheit and back using a front panel toggle switch.
o Larger Solder-Pot.

Solder Pot Definition and Use

Solder pots are temperature controlled tanks or pots that are used to tin wires and soldering tips. Solder pots are also used to solder parts to pre-assembled printed circuit boards, by dipping the PCB into the pot of molten solder. This is particularly useful when working with electronics such as printed circuit boards (PCBs) with through-hole leaded components.

How to solder parts to a PCB using a Solder Pot

Populate your PCB by securing all of the through-hole leaded components to the PCB. Heat the solder pot to the appropriate temperature. Flux the under-side of the PCB. Dip the Circuit Board it the solder.

How I solder parts to a PCB using my Custom Built Lead-Free Solder Pot

o Secure all components to the PCB.
o Using heat resistant tape, mask all mounting holes on the bottom of PCB.
o Turn on fume extraction system consisting of a fan.
o Heat my Modified Black Jack Solder-Pot to 558°F or 292°C.
o While Solder-Pot is heating, using a paint brush, I coat the bottom of the PCB with a thin layer of Water Soluble Flux.
o Using solder-tongs, dip for 3 seconds.
o Be VERY careful to: Keep the PCB level at all times and NEVER let the PCB go below the surface of the solder.
o During said 3 seconds, I agitate the PCB in an up and down action, in about 1/8" strokes, about 15-20 times. This action better fills voids, giving the same results that you would expect from an expensive wave-solder machine.
o Slightly lifting the right side first, while briskly sweeping to the right, lift the PCB from solder pot, and hold in front of a fan for 3 seconds.
o Remove heat-tape.
o Using a stiff tooth brush, dip brush in liquid dish soap.
o Smear the soup over the bottom of PCB.
o Add a little water and lather the bottom of the PCB.
o Hold under running water and remove soup with the brush.
o Submerge in clean water while moving side to side, forward and back.
o Place PCB in an airflow dehydrator at 125°F for 10 minutes.
o Drop temperature to 90°F for another 5 minutes.

How to remove defective parts from a PCB using a Solder Pot

Another popular use for a Solder pot is to use solder-tongs to hold the PCB in the solder bath just until the solder holding the part to the PCB has melted. Then using the appropriate tool, lift the component from the board.

ElectraSoft PID Solder Pot

o No programing or setting the date and time required.
  • I assume you have a watch on your arm or clock on the wall.
o Intuitive setup consists of flipping switches or twisting knobs.
o The ElectraSoft PID Solder Pot uses PWM to create a unique PID.
  • PWM stands for Pulse-Width-Modulation.
    PWM is a technique for getting analog results with digital means. Digital control is used to create a square wave, a signal switched between on and off.
  • PID stands for Proportional-Integral-Derivative.
    PID control provides a continuous variation of output within a control loop feedback mechanism to accurately control the process, removing oscillation and increasing process efficiency, as seen in this image:
PWM controlled PID wave form
PWM controlled PID wave form

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