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The Importance of Cleanliness with Soldering

Publish Date 14 Sep 2021 Bryce UrestiBryce Uresti

Cleanliness is very important especially in the environment of electronic PCB boards along with how clean the PCB board is itself. Failure to keeping clean on or around could cause problems long term for the lifespan of electronic parts and the board itself. Even the slightest amount of flux under an electronic part after solder could cause major problems to an electronic board both short term and long term.

A Clean Area

A clean environment is a start to keep A PCB board maintained properly while working of the board themselves. This ensures that no bit of material from previous work sessions ends up on the board. This includes things such as plastics or metals that could cause shorts or failure of parts on an electronic board.

Clean Tools

Well-maintained tools for soldering jobs are also very important. Not only does it help make soldering jobs on electronic parts easier to handle but also helps with cleanliness. This helps with excess flux and solder on solder points of electronics. This is also very important with using different soldering metals in a work area so that they do not mix.

Clean Board

A clean board to mount electronic parts since this is the heart of pretty much all electronics. To keep a board maintained thought a soldering process cleaning is needed for work done on a PCB board. Flux is a major factor here since it is some that could get under, in, or in electronic part and cause failure part place on the board and even the board itself.

Full Cleaning

A full cleaning of a PCB board is always the most important part of finishing a solder job. This helps maintain a great product after a fully assembled product. This helps with any sort of residue left on top of the PCB that could have found its way into any other components on the board. Making sure to also get under certain parts as needed.


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