So the oven is now complete. Profile-wise it’s not exactly what is recommended per a solder paste datasheet, but as I’ve come to understand the specified profile is more complicated: time vs. money in manufacture, what’s actually required, etc. And results so far are pretty good! This is also evidenced by another, tougher board to get right – a metal core PCB – for which details will be provided in a following post. (I’m also not so keen to pull the cover off again, once a job is done it should stay done!)
Thus what did it cost? Here’s a break down of the parts and their costs (in €s):
|Moulinex OX444810 oven||84.99|
|High temperature wire (10 m)||13.76|
|Non insulated spade connectors||11.30|
|500 W catridge heaters x 2||10.51|
|Fotek SSR-40 DA Solid State Relays x 3||26.70|
|OMRON 2A Solid State Relays x 1||3.34|
|Aluminium sheet 300 mm x 200 mm x 1.5 mm||6.40|
|Welding blanket 2 m x 1 m @ 600 °C||41.90|
All in all a great result. While not inexpensive it is cheaper than other options. And much fun was had doing the build.
Contact me if you’re interested or have any questions.