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Velleman VTSS5U Low-Cost Soldering Station 50W 150-480°C

4.2 out of 5 stars 102 customer reviews

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Specifications for this item
Brand Name Velleman
Part Number VTSS5U
UPC 836479007543
EAN 0836479007543
Number of Items 1
Overall Height 5.75  inches
Overall Length 3.25  inches
Overall Width 9  inches
Power Source Type corded-electric
UNSPSC Code 41111600


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Product Features

  • manual temperature setting
  • electronic temperature control
  • power-on LED indication
  • with ground output

Product Description

LOW-COST SOLDERING STATION 50W 374-896°F with manual temperature setting, electronic temperature control and power-on LED indication. This a complete soldering stattion for the cost of many soldering irons.

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B000I40HFQ
  • Item model number: VTSS5U
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (102 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,527 in Industrial & Scientific (See Top 100 in Industrial & Scientific)
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i bought this at fry's in palo alto for $19. and i think this is the lowest priced soldering iron with base station and temperature control listed anywhere. yet, despite the cheap price the iron did heat well and the temperature control actually worked as it should. the quality and build are okay; the wirings are thick and set to standard and would probably last longer that i suspect. unfortunately, since i'm from the philippines, a country that uses 220v, the iron is rated only at 120v so i need to use a step-down transformer for it. nonetheless, this iron is perfect for all electronic hobbyist out there.
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This is a low cost iron with a few things found on higher priced irons. If you are planning on using this for hobby work, this will more than fit your needs. Feels sturdy and well built. I like the control that you have over the heat. It's a dial so you have a lot of different setting you could use, not just an on off button. The station hold is nice and sturdy. Again, for the price you are getting a nice tool. I don't know how it would hold up if you were to use it every day, but that is not what I bought it for.
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This product should heat up to 480C. I use an infrared thermometer gun to check its temperature, never reach to 170C in anywhere in max heat set. It is an useless product.
I request to return, seller doesn't response in three days so far.
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This was given as a gift to a friend who has found that even at its highest setting, it is useless. He is trying to find a way to return it to the manufacturer as defective (it has passed Amazon's return window, unfortunately).

Update: My friend contacted Amazon well after the 30-day return window, and as usual, their great customer service dept allowed him to return for a refund (minus a $5 stocking fee).
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I bought this when I began attending school for Electrical Engineering. This device hardly worked at all. Finally in classes I was able to use my colleges soldering irons, and the difference was like night and day. This isn't an item that you can buy and just have somewhat worse performance, like a slower computer vs. a faster one. This item simply doesn't work at all. Don't waste your time. I've also found out that a TEMPERATURE CONTROLLED soldering iron is almost necessary for electronics work. This is not temperature controlled, so the heat fluctuates and the dial only controls the current going into the device. A temperature controlled workstation turns itself on and off to maintain a selected temperature...1000x better than non-temp controlled. Also, in addition to being non-temp controlled, this device simply didn't get hot enough to solder even when turned up all the way. Most of the heat went into the metal leading up to the tip, instead of the time itself (Yes the tip was properly attached.)
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Velleman 50W Soldering StationIn a lifetime of soldering pc boards, first amateur radio and stereo systems (Heathkits, etc.) and later (1970's to today) all sorts of computers, this is the worst soldering iron I have ever owned. It barely gets hot enough to melt the new tin/antimony solder and has very little heat left to heat whatever it is you're trying to solder. The result is globs of solder all over the place, and the connections not really soldered. It does a good job of melting the soldering iron holder which is made of easily melted plastic (a genius design). It is just a pos, so stay very far away from it.
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Disapointed in the performance overall, looks better than it works cannot recomend has a lot of trouble tinning 12 ga speaker wire at full output
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I have had this unit for about two years. It has worked well for small tasks. It has a nice solid build for this price. Takes a while to heat up to full temperature. Recently I accidentally left the unit on at about 80% heat for around eight hours. It now barely heats up, I can still touch it easily at full power setting. So if you are looking for something that will last for a long time and can be used continuously for several hours, I do not recommend this one. If you will only use it occasionally for a small project and don't forget to leave it on like I did, this should work fine for you. Now that I'm looking again, I will spend a few more dollars and get something more heavy duty.
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