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Electronic Supplies

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Below is a list of electronic supply vendors. Soldering irons rated at 25 to 40 watts will be adequate to use on the annual electric project kits. A light duty rosin-core solder of 60/40 mix with a wire diameter of 0.032 inches is typically used. You will also need soldering iron stands, sponges, and a desoldering iron (“Solder Sucker”) for troubleshooting solder joints or removing components. Remember safety is the first priority when soldering. A hot soldering iron tip can reach temperatures of 600 to 700 degrees Fahrenheit, resulting in serious burns if touched.

General Electronic Supplies

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Supply Sources

Electric Kit Vendors

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Photo of Dr. Grant EllingtonDr. Grant EllingtonExtension Associate / Specialist (919) 515-6793 grant_ellington@ncsu.eduBiological & Agricultural Engineering - NC State University
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