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60W Mains LCD Solder Station

Code: A55KJ

60W Mains LCD Solder Station is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 62.
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  • 60W mains powered soldering iron that allows you to get soldering by simply plugging the iron in
  • Heats up in 23 seconds to allow you to begin soldering almost right away
  • Temperature ranges from 150°C to 450°C, dependant on wattage, allowing you to store heat in the tip to aid the melting process
  • No restrictions on how long you can use this soldering iron as it is mains poweredSpecial Feature
  • LCD monitor to allow you to set and monitor the temperature of your soldering iron
  • On promotion until 01/01/19

Product details

60W Mains LCD Solder Station

• 60W mains powered soldering iron that allows you to get soldering by simply plugging the iron in
• Heats up in 23 seconds to allow you to begin soldering almost right away
• Temperature ranges from 150°C to 450°C, dependant on wattage, allowing you to store heat in the tip to aid the melting process
• No restrictions on how long you can use this soldering iron as it is mains powered

Special Feature
• LCD monitor to allow you to set and monitor the temperature of your soldering iron

What makes this iron unique?
This soldering iron is part of an LCD solder station. The iron is temperature controlled and can be set through the station’s control buttons. The temperature is shown on the blue digital LCD display. This control will allow you to use the soldering iron in a range of different situations, from assembling or repairing PCB's to soldering electrical cables together. The station also includes a stand for the soldering iron to allow it to warm up without having to be held constantly. The included sponge on the stand allows you to keep the tip clean and free, enhancing the performance of your soldering iron.

What difference does the wattage make?
The wattage of a soldering iron is one of the most important factors when deciding which one to buy. Higher wattage will deliver more power to the iron’s tip, allowing it to heat up quicker. As this is a 60W mains soldering iron, it heats up the tip in under 30 seconds to a selected temperature, allowing you to start soldering without having to refill butane tanks or replace batteries.

Do I need anything else for this soldering iron?
This soldering iron is fully assembled. To get started, all you need to do is get some solder. Simply unpack this soldering iron and connect it to a mains socket. In under a minute, it should have warmed up to temperature and be ready for use.

For replacement tips, take a look at Order Code A19KK.

Specifications
Wattage 60 W
Warm up time 23 seconds
Max temp 150 °C – 450 °C
Power 60 W max
Run time Not time limited
Special functions Swappable heating element, temperature adjustment
Weight 1.8KG
Dimensions 146 X 120 X 91 mm
Package contents
Soldering iron
Iron holder
Power cord
User manual
Clean sponge
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Comparable with much more expensive units. Very lightweight, soft flexy cable, heavy stand and fast heat-up. (But not as fast as the LCD says, that is the internal temperature, the iron is a tad cooler & slower!) The wobbly fit in the stand is easy to fix, just remove the finger guard, it isn't needed. Overall, an excellent unit at a great price. If you happen to catch it when a deal is on, go for it. Get a pack of bits too, the supplied one is a bit tiddly for most work. Even a replacement iron is a fantastic price, I got one for a faster tip change, just change the iron, no waiting for it to cool to change tip sizes. :)
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from As others have said "Purchased whilst on offer had concerns reading other reviews 1st stand is not plastic any more also the finger guard (plastic screw cover) still stops iron sitting properly - just pulled it back 5mm iron sits solid .... "... Well I found it was the same on my iron the finger guard stops the iron sitting in the holder properly as its too long. My tip here is to trim 2-3 mm off the finger guard length with a sharp knife, perfect job now my iron sits neatly and I don't have to pull back the guard every time :) Product is great for the money I am now pleased with the purchase and would recommend
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really Good Value - Change default temps for non lead solder though This is a really good value soldering iron. When my lovely lead based solder ran out I bought some non-lead solder, and it seemed as if all my soldering skills had disappeared overnight. After a fair bit of googlage it turned out that I might need to solder at a higher temp. But, having "filed" the original instructions, I couldn't figure out how to adjust the temp - Which it turns out you do by pressing and holding either the first or second button. You can reassign the "memory" of each of the three buttons by pressing the hash button then the button you want to store the temp in. If you've misplaced the manual you can get one for the machine that this is a clone of by googling AT938D manual
Date published: 2015-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have only used this once today and I think it is absolutely brilliant. Easy to use, excellent set of instructions and almost instant heat up. The has been no problem with the connection between the unit and iron itself after 4hrs use it was still firmly in place. The lead itself is very flexible and doesn't get in the way at all. Overall I am very pleased with this product and would recommend it to anyone starting out in the soldering hobby and also anyone who is a little more advanced who wants to upgrade. Brilliant product!
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This is a fantastic iron for the price - it is very sturdy and well built, with a convenient user interface and a small, lightweight iron with a thin and very flexible wire that doesn't get in the way. My only quarrel with it is the small thermal mass of the iron - the heater element is very thin and does not hold much heat, and there is not much connection between the tip and the heater and the tip sits very loose. This isn't a problem in practice, I have just used bigger ones before now so it was a bit of a learning curve to find the correct style to use this one.
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I am just starting out in electronics and my first iron, which was an N78AR model from Maplins only gave mediocre results and I just thought that it was my lack of skill that was the reason for this. I have just bought the A55KJ soldering station and the results that I am producing straight away are so much better. If you are new to soldering then I can't recommend this unit enough, it is a bit more money but well worth the expenditure as my enthusiasm for this hobby has been re-ignited.
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Would echo other reviewers comments, that the solder station is a good solid piece of kit, with a very rapid heat up time. The iron itself is a little cheap feeling, but does the job. The big negative is the stand, which does not fit the iron, so it has a tendency to fall out. I did buy this on the basis that the manufacturer had apparently recognised the flaw and redesigned it. Either this was not the case on my one, or the redesign was not very good.
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I could not be happier with this solder station. Very easy to use and has made the repair work I do a breeze. Dont be put off by the other reviews about the stand, I just takes a little getting used to.
Date published: 2014-11-18
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The manual recommends that the station is recalibrated when the tip is changed. There are some vague (and not very useful ) instructions in the manual about how to do this. How exactly do you go about recalibrating the temperature when you change the tip?

Asked by: jeffh
Re calibrating would be required to be done via a 3rd party i'm afraid .
Answered by: Neil G
Date published: 2017-08-16

hi can you buy a replacement transformer for this item label on my transformer is 28.8v ysd-0379 at969d/220v 9.3v have tried to find one but no luck is there a compatable for this item

Asked by: sawdust
Unfortunately we do not provide replacement components for this item.
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2017-08-03

can you supply a replacement heater element for this solder station

Asked by: bobsworth
Unfortunately i am sorry but we have no replacement heater for this item .
Answered by: darren cordon
Date published: 2017-06-13

I need the heating element as the one that came with the station failed to work. Where do I get one from, please?

Asked by: DanPe
Whilst we do not sell the element separately we do sell replacement irons. http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/60w-professional-lcd-solder-station-replacement-iron-a40kx If you have purchased your item from Maplin and it has a problem I would advise contacting Maplin customer services to have the item exchanged.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2017-05-22

Does this iron come with a fine tip for precision PCB work

Asked by: Colin
Yes, I am pleased to advise the item will support this use.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-02-24

I have bought this unit and the replacement tips (A19KK) but is it possible to purchase bevel, chisel or knife edge tips for this ?

Asked by: Wayne
Unfortunately we do not supply these style tips for the iron.
Answered by: James
Date published: 2017-01-31

Your description states: "Temperature ranges from 150°C to 450°C, dependant on wattage". I believe that this is a 60W variable temperature station. Do you mean dependent on the SETTING?

Asked by: Solderer
This item allows you to change the temperature by adjusting the wattage
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2016-12-24

Are different sized replacement bits available for this iron?

Asked by: Dave 1501
The replacement tips are available on the following link; http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/replacement-tips-for-60w-professional-lcd-solder-station-a19kk
Answered by: James
Date published: 2016-11-17
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A55KJ 60W Mains LCD Solder Station (1+) £64.99

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