[time-nuts] I love the smell of tantalum in the morning

David davidwhess at gmail.com
Mon Nov 7 00:19:05 EST 2016

I usually find that the pad itself has enough tin plating to melt and
adhere the part's termination so I tack it down like that, solder the
second termination, and then go back and solder the first termination.

On Mon, 7 Nov 2016 02:34:51 +0000, you wrote:

>The best way to hand solder small SMT parts is to put a blob of solder on one pad,  position the part,  old it down with something (fingernail works well, maybe tweezers),  then touch that pad/solder blob with the iron.  The blob should melt and the part should push down into the blob.  Make sure the part is aligned, then go to town soldering the remaining pads. Go back and touch up the blob pad.

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