JBC cartridges guide: choose the most suitable cartridge for your application

JBC is committed to enlarging its extensive range of cartridges. To help you choose the best tip for your application, JBC have published a comprehensive cartridge guide.

The purpose of this new guide is to help you choose the best cartridge depending on the components, the size and the tools.

JBC cartridges introduce unseen levels of precision and utility to the soldering process thanks to their excellent heat transfergreat durability and instantaneous heating up. Moreover, by using the sleep & hibernation functions, tip life lasts up to 5 times longer.

Download the cartridge guide here.

Three new models of cartridges:

C245785 Special Cartridge for T245 handpiece

Similar to the C245-760, but with a finer tip, it is specially designed for soldering through-hole leads, cables or any other cylindrical part up to 1,5 mm in diameter. Its shape enhances heat transfer and improves barrel fill through-hole for connections.

C105125 Cartridge Chisel 0,6 x 0,3

Appropriate for soldering and repairing very small and difficult to reach components requiring high precision, even when working under a microscope. It is used with NT105 Nano Soldering Iron and NP105 Nano Tweezers.

C560017 Tip for DR560 desoldering iron

Recommended for desoldering through-hole components with leads of up to 1 mm in diameter.

What’s the most recommended type of wool for cleaning soldering Tips?

Brass wool: Although less aggressive than the Inox Wool, it is easily subject to breaking down. This can cause metal particles and fibers to contaminate the enviroment of the working area. We have a very large and experienced customer that refuse the use of Brass Wool technique for this reason. Brass wool was first used in the industry many years ago and, as sometimes happens, it became an industry standard and adopted by many vendors.

Inox Wool: It is more agressive than the Brass wool and may require more restraint from the operator when using. This method proves to be the most effective when the user applies less aggressiveness and minimizes the abrasions – Less Is Better. Apart from being more effective with controlled use, Inox is much more durable than Brass. It is more flexible, less fragile, and as a result, reduces broken particles and contamination. In our testing we found it very resistant to breakage and less than 10X broken particles were found than with Brass wool.