Description

Desolder braid (wick) is pre-fluxed copper braid that is used to remove solder, which allows components to be replaced and excess solder to be removed. For the fastest wicking action, rosin flux coated Pro Wick desoldering braid is ideal for high volume PCB production/repair environments. It cleans connections thoroughly during desoldering, which helps to ensure maximum solderability.

Pro Wick Desoldering Braid starts with only the finest oxygen-free and oil-free fine gauge wire. The 100% copper wick is then coated with flux, which cleans connections thoroughly during desoldering to ensure maximum solderability. This thin coating of flux also provides dependable, long-lasting protection from oxidation. G3 Flux Remover is effective for removal of flux residues after high temperature reflow.

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Features & Benefits

  • Rosin flux coated braid
  • Fastest wicking action
  • Exceeds MIL-F-14256, Type R
  • Anti-static spool (except where indicated)
  • Vacuum packed for long shelf life

Applications

  • Free components
  • Desolder plated-through holes
  • Prevent shorts by removing solder bridges
  • Clean etched scripts for positive identification

Specifications

Product Length Availability (m) Width Colour
TEC1802 30.5 .055″
(1.4 mm)
Yellow
TEC1808 1.5
3.0
30.5
.035″
(0.9 mm)
White
TEC1809 1.5
3.0
7.6
.055″
(1.4 mm)
Yellow
TEC1810 1.5
3.0
7.6
30.5
.075″
(1.9 mm)
Green
TEC1811 1.5
3.0
7.6
30.5
.098″
(2.5 mm)
Blue
TEC1812 1.5 .130″
(3.3 mm)
Brown

Directions for Use

Be sure the solder iron is at adequate temperature. Different size braids may need an adjustment in temperature.

For solder removal, place proper size braid in equal size diameter of soldering tip onto solder joint. Apply firm pressure down with a slight rotation of the wrist to ensure that all of the solder is removed.

Remember that fast wicking is very important to ensure that the PCB will not be damaged due to extensive heat. Do not apply any lateral pressure to the circuit board, which may cause damage to pads.

Other Information

PCB rework and repair Our Technology Guides page has links to our comprehensive PCB Rework & Repair Guide

Ordering Information

Part Number Description
TEC1802-100F Pro Wick Fine Braid Yellow 30.5m
TEC1808-5F Pro Wick Anti-Static Bobbin White 1.5m
TEC1808-10F Pro Wick Anti-Static Bobbin White 3.0m
TEC1808-100F Pro Wick Anti-Static Bobbin White 30.5m
TEC1809-5F Pro Wick Anti-Static Bobbin Yellow 1.5m
TEC1809-10F Pro Wick Anti-Static Bobbin Yellow 3.0m
TEC1809-25F Pro Wick Anti-Static Bobbin Yellow 7.6m
TEC1810-5F Pro Wick Anti-Static Bobbin Green 1.5m
TEC1810-10F Pro Wick Anti-Static Bobbin Green 3.0m
TEC1810-25F Pro Wick Anti-Static Bobbin Green 7.6m
TEC1810-100F Pro Wick Anti-Static Bobbin Green 30.5m
TEC1811-5F Pro Wick Anti-Static Bobbin Blue 1.5m
TEC1811-10F Pro Wick Anti-Static Bobbin Blue 3.0m
TEC1811-25F Pro Wick Anti-Static Bobbin Blue 7.6m
TEC1811-100F Pro Wick Anti-Static Bobbin Blue 30.5m
TEC1812-5F Pro Wick Anti-Static Bobbin Brown 1.5m

All Downloads

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PCB Rework and Repair Guide 6.38MB
  • Last updated: December 2018
  • Version: 6.2

Statements, technical information and recommendations contained herein are based on tests we believe to be reliable but they are not to be construed in any manner as warrantees expressed or implied. The user shall determine the suitability of the product for his intended use and the user assumes all risk and liability whatsoever in connection therewith.