Connect with us

Soldering station smoking problem?

Discussion in 'General Electronics Discussion' started by Pexy, Mar 11, 2016.

Scroll to continue with content
  1. Pexy

    Pexy

    142
    3
    Feb 21, 2016
    Hy guys i just bought today a new Velleman VTSS7 soldering station and when i turn it on it started smoking realy badly and smells like burned plastic where the heating element connects to the handel. Is that normal?
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 12, 2016
  2. Gryd3

    Gryd3

    4,098
    875
    Jun 25, 2014
    No.
    The heating element is in the top of the device. The metal is usually perforated to allow heat to dissipate before it gets to the handle. I've seen models where this is not the case and the handle tends to get quite warm... but if it's melting or smoking, its a big problem!
    Is it adjustable? You didn't accidentally buy a 110V iron and plug it into a 220V outlet?
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 12, 2016
  3. Pexy

    Pexy

    142
    3
    Feb 21, 2016
    Yes its ajustable, and its 230V on input as is my output voltage on mains
     
  4. Gryd3

    Gryd3

    4,098
    875
    Jun 25, 2014
    I've got to ask the obvious. What was the temperature set to?
     
  5. Pexy

    Pexy

    142
    3
    Feb 21, 2016
    1st time to max and 2nd time to medium and low
     
  6. Gryd3

    Gryd3

    4,098
    875
    Jun 25, 2014
    Smoke still come from the handle in med / low
     
  7. Pexy

    Pexy

    142
    3
    Feb 21, 2016
    Yes... Good thing it has warranty.
     
  8. davenn

    davenn Moderator

    13,786
    1,936
    Sep 5, 2009
    and DONT set the replacement to max !!
     
  9. davenn

    davenn Moderator

    13,786
    1,936
    Sep 5, 2009
  10. Pexy

    Pexy

    142
    3
    Feb 21, 2016
    Ok... Do you have any point to make with the manual because I have it.
     
  11. Pexy

    Pexy

    142
    3
    Feb 21, 2016
    I won't, but it should work on high temps without smoking. My brother has the same price soldering station and it works on any temp without problem at all.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 12, 2016
  12. davenn

    davenn Moderator

    13,786
    1,936
    Sep 5, 2009
    that means very little, unless it's the identical make and model
     
  13. davenn

    davenn Moderator

    13,786
    1,936
    Sep 5, 2009
    well it was for the benefit of everyone else in the thread
    and what you should have posted in your OP
     
  14. Pexy

    Pexy

    142
    3
    Feb 21, 2016
    Ok
     
  15. BobK

    BobK

    7,682
    1,688
    Jan 5, 2010
    I have to ask. Are you sure there was not some packing material on the iron when you fired it up?

    Bob
     
    davenn likes this.
  16. Pexy

    Pexy

    142
    3
    Feb 21, 2016
    Yes im 100% sure there was none packing material on the iron, i even did a tear down of the handle and could'nt find anything
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 13, 2016
  17. BobK

    BobK

    7,682
    1,688
    Jan 5, 2010
    Okay :)
     
Ask a Question
Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?
You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.
Electronics Point Logo
Continue to site
Quote of the day

-