[volt-nuts] 3458A - To Modify or Not To Modify?

Chuck Harris cfharris at erols.com
Mon Nov 7 04:20:31 UTC 2011

Mark Sims wrote:
> Just because it's gold does not mean it's good.   You do not want to use gold
> contacts with tin plated component pins...  nasty inter-metallic compounds can
> form.  Also,  those lovely gold plated HP circuit boards are a no-no with tin-lead
> solder joints.

Yes, it can be a bummer, the gold to solder joint sometimes only lasts
20 or 30 years before it fails.  When it does fail, touching it with
a hot soldering iron and adding a little more solder will do the trick.

-Chuck Harris

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