Skip navigation
TechXchange
Digi-Key TechXchange Communities > General > Discussions
8543 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 14, 2013 11:05 AM by JimHarrison RSS
Currently Being Moderated

Jan 11, 2013 3:15 PM

Lead Free Solder - Leaded Components

Is it possible to use lead free solder with leaded/lead all components?  What about the reverse - leaded solder with lead free components? 

  • electrogeek Novice 21 posts since
    Nov 20, 2012
    Currently Being Moderated
    Jan 14, 2013 10:12 AM (in response to MMauer)
    Lead Free Solder - Leaded Components

    If you are hand soldering there shouldn't be any problems (sometimes a little bit more difficult because of higher solder melting point).  In a Reflow situation there might be a problem because of the higher temperatures needed with lead free solder could damage some components.   Each part would have to be looked at individually with the solder process.

     

     

    Leaded solder with lead free components

    Again, if you are hand soldering there shouldn't be any problems (sometimes a little bit more difficult because of higher soldering temp needed for the component).  In a Reflow situation there might be a problem if the higher temperatures needed for a component to bond to the solder are not reached.  Each part would have to be looked at individually with the solder process.

  • JimHarrison Apprentice 84 posts since
    Sep 9, 2011
    Currently Being Moderated
    Jan 14, 2013 11:05 AM (in response to MMauer)
    Lead Free Solder - Leaded Components

    Here is a comrehensive tech note from Kester.

     

    http://www.kester.com/Portals/0/Knowledge_Base_Articles/Lead-free%20Handsoldering.Final.4.19.06.pdf

     

    It may not addess your question directly but does have a lot of infor about lead-free soldering and, at the end of the note, provides a phone number and contact for expert information.

More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (0)

Legend

  • Correct Answers - 4 points
  • Helpful Answers - 3 points