Solder

Solder, or solder wire, is a fusible metal alloy with a low temperature melting point used to permanently join two metals that have a higher melting point. Soldering is a process commonly used in the electronics industry for PCBs and electronics components, jewellery manufacturing and pipework in plumbing, with the majority of soldering carried out through the use of a soldering iron.

Our range of solder wire contains products from industry leaders like Felder Lottechnik, MBO, Multicore, Weller and RS PRO, with a variety of wire diameters (ranging from 0.23mm to 7mm) and lead content (0% to 70%).

What is solder made of?

The alloys used in solder vary depending on the manufacturer and the intended application, as different applications require different materials.

Soft solder is commercially available at varying concentrations of tin, ranging from 5% to 70%. Higher percentages of tin provide greater tensile strength, with a 60/40 balance being a popular composition.

Lead-free solder is also available, created due to the call to remove or reduce hazardous materials in consumer electronics, which often has a lower melting point than lead-based alloys. Lead-free solder wire may contain copper, zinc, tin, silver, bismuth, antimony and/or traces of other materials depending on its intended use.

What is flux?

In order to prevent the oxidation of the metal alloy and ensure a strong electrical connection and high mechanical strength, soldering wire contains a flux, which can be made of different materials. A flux is a chemical agent that will help to reduce metal oxides (return oxidised metals to their original state) and seal out air from the join, preventing any further oxidation.

There are two main types of flux: acid/active, which contains strong acids and is used in plumbing and metal mending, and rosin/passive, which is used in electronics.

What forms of solder are there?

The majority of solder comes in wire form, with a range of wire diameters available to suit various applications and joints. Solder granules are ideal for soldering machines and tinning crucibles, but these small pellets of solder popular for jewellery making too. Paste solder is ideal for use in printed circuit boards (PCBs) and connecting surface mount electronic components. It is a sticky paste which is applied to a board by printing or painting.


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Omschrijving Prijs Model Number Wire Diameter Percent Lead Product Form Melting Point Percent Silver Percent Tin Flux Type Product Weight Flux Content Percent Percent Copper
RS-stocknr. 254-9591
Fabrikantnummer604019CRYS511B5
FabrikantHenkel
€ 22,97
Each
Aantal stuks
C511 1mm 40% Wire 183-188°C - 60% Activated Rosin 500g 3% -
RS-stocknr. 625-8132
Fabrikantnummer289703
FabrikantMulticore
€ 94,42
1 Reel of 500
Reel(s)
105 1mm - Wire +217°C 3.8% 95.5% Activated Rosin 500g 1.5% 0.7%
RS-stocknr. 555-266
FabrikantnummerSN96.5 AG3 CU0.5 10/10 A11 - 100G
FabrikantMBO
€ 24,48
1 Reel of 100 Gram(s)
Reel(s)
A11 1mm - Wire 217°C 3% 96.5% Rosin 100g 2.2% 0.5%
RS-stocknr. 756-8900
FabrikantRS PRO
€ 32,59
Each
Aantal stuks
NC600 0.71mm 40% Wire 183°C - 60% Rosin Based 500g 2.2% -
RS-stocknr. 185-0058
Fabrikantnummer289813
FabrikantMulticore
€ 46,51
1 Reel of 500 Gram(s)
Reel(s)
362 1.2mm 0% Wire +227°C - 99.3% Activated Rosin 500g 3% 0.7%
RS-stocknr. 756-8913
FabrikantRS PRO
€ 33,27
Each
Aantal stuks
SAC305 NC600 1.27mm - Wire 217°C 3% 96.5% Rosin Based 250g 2.2% 0.5%
RS-stocknr. 104-7375
Fabrikantnummer40.601.020.0737
€ 15,14
Each
Aantal stuks
ISO-Core ELR 1mm 40% Wire 183°C - 60% Rosin Based 250g 1% -
RS-stocknr. 295-4842
Fabrikantnummer1875181
FabrikantMulticore
€ 33,73
Each
Aantal stuks
105 1.2mm 40% Wire 183-188°C - 60% Activated Rosin 500g 3% -
RS-stocknr. 756-8869
FabrikantRS PRO
€ 33,39
Each
Aantal stuks
- 1.2mm 40% Wire 183°C - 60% Colophony Free- ORL0 500g 2% -
RS-stocknr. 226-164
Fabrikantnummer737689
FabrikantMulticore
€ 54,79
1 Reel of 500 Gram(s)
Reel(s)
C511 1.2mm - Wire +227°C - 99.3% Activated Rosin 500g 3% 0.7%
RS-stocknr. 624-6678
Fabrikantnummer552094072037
€ 22,86
Each
Aantal stuks
ISO-Core EL 0.75mm - Wire 227°C - 99.3% Rosin Based 250g 3.5% 0.7%
RS-stocknr. 800-7677
FabrikantRS PRO
€ 23,70
Each
Aantal stuks
NC600 SN100E 0.81mm - Wire 228°C - 99.5% Rosin Based 250g 3.3% 0.5%
RS-stocknr. 624-6707
Fabrikantnummer552094103037
€ 42,50
Each
Aantal stuks
ISO-Core EL Sn100Ni+ 1mm - Wire 227°C - 99.3% Rosin Based 500g 3.5% 0.7%
RS-stocknr. 800-7646
FabrikantRS PRO
€ 29,22
Each
Aantal stuks
NC600 1.01mm 40% Wire 183°C - 60% Rosin Based 500g 2.2% -
RS-stocknr. 800-7630
FabrikantRS PRO
€ 44,40
Each
Aantal stuks
NC600 SN100E 1.01mm - Wire 228°C - 99.5% Rosin Based 500g 3.3% 0.5%
RS-stocknr. 624-6741
Fabrikantnummer5540941010 1037
€ 8,92
Each
Aantal stuks
ISO-Core ELR 1mm - Wire 227°C - 99.3% Rosin Based 100g 1% 0.7%
RS-stocknr. 488-2244
Fabrikantnummer40.840.720.1037
€ 42,58
Each
Aantal stuks
ISO-Core ELR 0.75mm - Wire 217°C 3.8% 95.5% Rosin Based 250g 1% 0.7%
RS-stocknr. 104-7561
Fabrikantnummer20.061.02037
€ 24,08
Each
Aantal stuks
ISO-Core EL 1mm 93% Wire 296°C 2% 5% Rosin Based 250g 3.5% 0%
RS-stocknr. 756-8875
FabrikantRS PRO
€ 42,36
Each
Aantal stuks
SAC305 NC600 0.38mm - Wire 217°C 3% 96.5% Rosin Based 250g 2.2% 0.5%
RS-stocknr. 624-6814
Fabrikantnummer1894101037
€ 8,48
Each
Aantal stuks
ISO-Core RA 1mm - Wire 227°C - 99.3% Rosin Based 100g 2.5% 0.7%