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    Quote Originally Posted by rstehle View Post
    That would be 360 deg C.
    Yes, but I like using Fahrenheit ;)
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    Well I cranked it up a bit tonight to test, ~330 C, and it did just fine. Even with the larger power connectors. It is behaving like my "Old Weller' (distant cousin to "Old Yeller"). I am about halfway through one of my boards and performance is superior!

    I will probably press it up a bit more to 350 for most application. Nice to have control though, especially for more delicate parts.

    Tip is staying tinned, even with an occaisional wipe on the damp sponge. Wand is not getting hot to touch near guard (like my cheaper version did). I like that..you can work for hours.

    Really appreciate the thread and recommendations. Yet another successful forum story.

    Regards,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne J View Post
    Yes, but I like using Fahrenheit ;)
    Me too, but my CSI 2A only reads out in Deg C,
    And I just HAD to find out what temp you were soldering at...........;)

    It's kind of like when one of our non-US members says something is 10 mm....... I scrunch up my forehead and try to figure out how much that is in inches.............. :confused: (pulls out ruler with both Inch and MM markings on it and squints)

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    Quote Originally Posted by rstehle View Post
    Me too, but my CSI 2A only reads out in Deg C,
    And I just HAD to find out what temp you were soldering at...........;)

    It's kind of like when one of our non-US members says something is 10 mm....... I scrunch up my forehead and try to figure out how much that is in inches.............. :confused: (pulls out ruler with both Inch and MM markings on it and squints)
    Easy,.. it's about that much ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by rstehle View Post
    Me too, but my CSI 2A only reads out in Deg C,
    And I just HAD to find out what temp you were soldering at...........;)

    It's kind of like when one of our non-US members says something is 10 mm....... I scrunch up my forehead and try to figure out how much that is in inches.............. :confused: (pulls out ruler with both Inch and MM markings on it and squints)
    Oh... you gotta dowload this then. I use it nearly everyday!
    http://www.quadlock.com/about/unit_converter.htm

    Quote Originally Posted by WWNF911 View Post
    Easy,.. it's about that much ;)
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    I have to second lightman's comments. Thanks to this thread I purchased a CSI 2A and a couple of extra tips. Got the free multimeter as well. I figure if I play with Blinky-Flashy the meter might come in handy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne J View Post
    Oh... you gotta dowload this then. I use it nearly everyday!
    http://www.quadlock.com/about/unit_converter.htm
    I convert everyday, too, but I use Google. Just type what you know and tell it what units you wish it was in...just type it in the search box.

    Examples:

    "10.5 cm in inches" and hit ENTER gives "10.5 centimeters = 4.13385827 inches"

    "370F in C" and hit ENTER gives "370 degrees Fahrenheit = 187.777778 degrees Celsius"

    It works for almost anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Virtus View Post
    I convert everyday, too, but I use Google. Just type what you know and tell it what units you wish it was in...just type it in the search box.

    Examples:

    "10.5 cm in inches" and hit ENTER gives "10.5 centimeters = 4.13385827 inches"

    "370F in C" and hit ENTER gives "370 degrees Fahrenheit = 187.777778 degrees Celsius"

    It works for almost anything.
    plus 1 here.
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    Ordered the CSI1A, extra tips and also got the multimeter. I ordered on Tuesday, I wish it would hurry up and get here.
    The lights are telling me the time is drawing near.

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    The digital multi-meter was a nice touch. It not only covers volts/amp/resistance, it also has a a thermocouple for deg F measurements, Freq counter, and capicitor meter. It comes in a fairly rugged rubber sleeve with large LCD display that is backlit upon command.

    Best part it is free! I too plan to keep it with blinky-flashy equipment in garage.

    BTW... Mouser shipment just arrived and PCB boards came in last week. This weekend will really give the CSI 2A a work out!

    Regards,
    Lightman

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