3S solder wick (BLUE) – 2.7mm
3S Wick is the highest quality wick available on the market. Safe and sound to use with BGA and MicroBGA!
The wick is made in Switzerland. It is the highest quality wick available! In comparison to Japanese Gut Wick – it can suck in a lot more solder on a single piece.
It also firmly sticks to the tip of soldering iron making it easy to operate. We strongly recommend to use 3S Wick when performing BGA Soldering.
It is safer to clear the mainboards and the chips using the top quality equipment.
Length: 1.5 m Width: 2.7 mm
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3S-Wick® patented vacuumization technology is preferred by leading organizations worldwide. Vacuumization yields a high-speed response wick for quickest and safest de-soldering. A simultaneaous comparison dip-test (MIL-STD-202 E Method 208 C) with competitive wicks will show the differences.
3S-Wick® flux is based on mildest non-corrosive, non-hygroscopic, non-conductive rosins of ‘no-clean’ quality.
3S-Wick® conforms to the most stringent soldering standards set worldwide i.e. DIN-8516, DIN-8527, DIN-8511-F-SW32 (German), BS-441, DTD-599A (British), JIS-C-2519, JIS-C-2512 (Japanese), ASTM-B284, NASA Publications MIL-F-14256D type W and A, NPC-200-4 Quality Publication, NASA-SP5002 Soldering Electrical Connections, NASA-NHB-5300 Reliability and Quality Assurance Publications, and others.
3S-Wick® is used and has been used for the most demanding desoldering operations in spacecraft and military electronics. ‘No-clean’ residues can be left safely on the desoldered area.
The minimal residues left on the soldered area do also act as a solderability conservation for that area, should the resoldering not be done immediately there.
The technical term ‘no-clean’ Wick found in desolder braid descriptions and specs usually refers to a wick whose desoldering operation only leaves a minor amount of flux on the desoldered area and which do use a flux composition whose residues can be left safely on the desoldered area.
A fluxless wick as often proposed does not exist and can not function by metallurgical reasons.