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Xytronic LF-389D 60W Digital Display ESD Safe Soldering Station

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Brand: Xytronic MPN: LF-389D
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The Xytronic LF-389D 60W Digital ESD Safe Soldering Station has a digital temperature readout and a soldering temperature range of 150 to 480°C. Its electronic circuitry maintains the soldering temperature within 5°C by means of a temperature sensor mounted in the soldering iron.

The electronic circuitry employs Zero Voltage switching techniques that prevent the generation of voltage and current spikes that could damage sensitive components.

  • Warm-up time approx. 1 minute
  • Fast temperature recovery
  • Temperature lock
  • Slender, ergonomic soldering iron with rubberised grip
  • Non-burning silicone rubber cable between station and iron
  • Tip grounding leakage less than 0.4mV
  • Uses Xytronic 44-5106XX series soldering tips
  • Supplied complete with iron stand, tip cleaner and instruction booklet
  • Xytronic type LF389D

Input220 to 240V AC, 50Hz
Fuse0.5A fast blow
Temperature range150 to 480°C (302 to 896°F)
Temperature correction range+99 to -99°C (+210 to -210°F)
Default setting150°C (302°F)
Dimensions105 x 90 x 90mm (W x H x D)

13 November 2015 Question by: Nick | Product code: 85-6780
Q. Hi, how long is the cable between station and iron, thanks.
A. Hi Nick, thank you for your question. The iron lead is approximately 90cm long.

26 January 2014 Question by: | Product code: 85-6780
Q. Hello, Does the Xytronic LF-389D 60W soldering station comes with a EU plug or a UK one ? Regards.
A. Hi, thank you for your question. This Xytronic LF-389D Soldering Station will be supplied with a UK mains cable and plug.

31 December 2013 Question by: Will Turner | Product code: 85-6780
Q. What tip is supplied with this unit? Thanks
A. Hi Will. Thank you for your question. The iron is supplied with a 0.8mm bit - product code 85-0981.

Great value solder station

Reviewed by: Mr Chris Roberts - 08 September 2015
This solder station is modestly priced, but a fantastic first step in building up a more advanced set of tools for the serious hobbyist or engineer wishing to upgrade from a non-temperature controlled iron. The station has a 7 segment LED display to show the set-point temperature, adjustable using the up and down keys. It can be adjusted in 1C increments, however the temperature is only accurate to within +/-5C. The temperature is controlled by the measurement of the PTC (positive temperature coefficient) of the heating element - i.e. the resistance which is proportional to temperature. This means the iron does not have a separate thermocouple or temperature sensor feedback that you might expect on a more expensive iron. However, this range of accuracy is perfectly fine for all but the most tricky of soldering jobs. The iron heats up to 270C pretty quickly (around 1 minute from room temperature). It does struggle a little when making connections to PCBs with big ground planes, but if you set the temperature 10C or so higher, and be a little patient, it does the job just fine. If you had the option to pre-heat the groundplane it has no problems at all. It can get hot enough to work with lead-free solder, which is always a plus! The iron itself is permanently wired into the station - it is not user replaceable. The lead on the iron is a bit stiff as it comes out of the box, but it gets a bit more flexible after some use. The iron itself is comfortable to hold, not too bulky and the rubberised grip makes it easy to maneuver. It is designed to prevent any electrical discharge into devices being soldered - I've not tested this, but none of the chips I've soldered have below up as a result of the iron! The tips are replaceable (44-5106XX Series) and I absolutely recommend purchasing a chisel shaped tip for doing any sort of surface mount soldering - perhaps a 1.6mm chisel tip (order code 85-0984) or maybe bigger, depending on what you're planning on soldering. The stock tip is a conical type, which isn't terribly useful for surface mount. The tips come pre-tinned, but I would recommend tinning them yourself as well with your favourite solder prior to use. The stand which this station comes with if of plastic construction, but quite sturdy and has a good bit of weight to it so it won't float around on your desk when you replace the iron. The iron fits nicely into the metal holder in the stand, and there is a space for the included wire tip cleaner. I prefer these tip cleaners to a sponge, however you may want a sponge as well if you are doing any work which involves a lot of flux or other goo that might get stuck to the tip. The manual is pretty comprehensive, possibly too comprehensive as it contains a warning on the first page that reminds you that the tip is in fact hot (duh!). It also explains the temperature lock feature, which I personally have no use for but might be useful in a school or a production line. It also has instructions on how to replace the fuse - which does involve disassembling the station so worth taking care over. All in all an excellent value solder station for those wanting to step up from their little 25W firestarter iron to something a bit more precise.