USB soldering iron for laptops now available
3 Feb 2011
PartServe Channel Support has launched its USB-powered soldering iron, providing the convenience of light electronic work away from the computer room.
This unit is fully portable and can use any standard USB cables, including a dual connector USB cable that can push the power up to 300 degrees, or by connecting a 9-volt battery, one can achieve 500 degrees.
PartServe Channel Support director Lee Bowes says the soldering iron is hot enough to be able to work with highly lead-based solder. “I had no idea that USB could provide enough power to heat a soldering iron, but someone has figured it out. Though USBs weren't really designed for anything other than data transfer, they have come a long way into doing things that don't really have anything to do with the aforementioned purpose.”