Replacement soldering station
My old faithful soldering iron died… It served me well during numerous years, but finally it gave up.
It just does not produce heat anymore.
So, time to select a new one. I decided to go for a temperature controlled one this time and selected the Xytronic LF-1600, distributed by Velleman as the VTSSC70 in the Netherlands. It warms up very quickly – within 20 seconds it’s at working temperature, whereas the old one gave me ample opportunity to grab some coffee when it was warming up… It’s EDS save as well (can be connected to a grounding system to prevent Electro Static Discharges).
Well okay, here it is: