If you are searching for a USB-C soldering iron you may be interested to know that the TS80 is now available from the online Adafruit store and offers an adjustable temperature pen style soldering iron for under $100.Thanks to the new USB-C standard, the power plug that’s included with the soldering iron takes the form of a 9V 2A offering 20 watts of power.
The soldering iron has an adjustable temperature range from 100ºC to 400ºC. For most lead-free soldering, try 400°C or for lead-based solder, 350°C will do, says Anadruit.
“The TS80 is equipped with an OLED screen, so you can keep an eye on the temperature. With a built-in STM32 chip, it can control the rise and fall of tip temperature, and it features sleep, automatic power-off, and other modes. The code application layer is open source; you can develop firmware for the soldering iron. You can even customize the boot up screen with your own 96×16 pixel BMP image!”
“When you don’t need a full soldering ‘battle station’, this pen-type iron will work well, either on a bench-top or in a tool box. It can handle any task you throw at it, and the handy buttons set the temperature. Once the soldering is complete and the iron has cooled off, you can easily coil it up to keep your work space clean and tidy.”
Specifications of the USB-C soldering iron include :
– Temperature Range: 100℃ – 400℃ / 212ºF – 752ºF
– Power Input: 9V/2A (QC 3.0)
– Power: 18W
– Data/Power Interface: USB Type-C
– Temperature stability: ±3%
– OLED Display
– Soldering iron: 96mm
– Tip: 60+40mm
– Weight: 36.5g (power adaptor not included)
– Certifications: CE, FCC
Source : Adafruit