|[AMRadio] Coleman Powermate "Cold Heat" Soldering iron review|
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Sun Jan 15 12:30:06 EST 2006
They are called Isotips. The are very good but you have to be careful
sometimes the tips can short out causing overload on the batteries which
make a mess. But other than that, they are very reliable.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Isbell, W5JAI" <jim.isbell at gmail.com>
To: "Discussion of AM Radio" <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Sunday, January 15, 2006 10:50 AM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Coleman Powermate "Cold Heat" Soldering iron review
Years ago I had a portable soldering iron that had a conventional tip
and an internal rechargable battery. It was about the same size as
the "cold heat" iron, but it was a conventional, battery powered
soldering iron and it worked GREAT. It came with a charging stand and
I never ran it down. Dont know where it is now...lost in the garage I
On 1/15/06, George KB2Z <Thermionic_Emission at earthlink.net> wrote:
> Hi Jim,
> 2 amps at 4 1/2 VDC sounds like a lot of juice.
> George KB2Z
> At 10:05 AM 1/15/06, you wrote:
> > Hi All,
> > I received one of these soldering irons for Christmas. I've long
> > seen
> >the ads, and wondered if this device would be a useful addition to my ham
> >shack. They take 3 "AA" batteries, and I had 3 freshly charged 2000 ma /
> >NIMH batteries handy. The device appears to have a graphite split tip
> >that no current flows until something conductive is put into the gap. I
> >tried solder, and had to wiggle it around to make connection, and then
> >it did melt briefly until the blob fell out opening the current path.
> >step was to solder something. I tried to unsolder a wire from a PCB. I
> >to change angle to get the connection, and the pad warmed, cooled,
> >cooled as I moved the iron to regain the connection. After about 30
> >no more heat...just cold heat I guess. I looked at the tip, and plastic
> >the tip mount had melted and filled the gap between the graphite
> >The tip was shot!
> > Right now my Coleman soldering iron is in the trash can alongside my
> >Tornado fuel saver. %^$^%$*^&^%*$*$
> >Don't waste your money on this soldering iron...
> >Jim Candela
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