How to solder the diode
The diode is a two-electrode electrical element, whose conductivity depends on the direction of electric current. Today, LEDs are widely used in electronics, they are used in home-made electrical devices. When mounting the circuit device based on diodes, it is necessary to remember some rules.
You will need:
Diode, flux for soldering aluminum, tin or solder, soldering iron, wire cutters, tweezers, sponge
Instruction how to solder the diode
Select a diode in accordance with the required parameters. Consider it to determine the polarity. Each diode has two poles - the "plus" and "minus". Long concluded device indicates a "plus" and short - on the "minus". If you are installing the circuit diode is soldered properly, nothing serious happens, it just will not work.
The board mark the place for the diode assembly. If you use ready-made card, use the standard mounting holes. If the board is homemade, drill mounting holes in a location convenient from the point of view of the rest of the layout of circuit elements. It is advisable to perform a pre-wiring diagram, which are schematically shown the site of attachment of electrical elements.
Prepare wire. They will be needed if you need to combine with other elements of the diodes. It is desirable that the wires vary in color - it's easier to determine the polarity of the connection. Wires choose no more than 0.75 mm.
Insert a diode in charge. If you mount a circuit consisting of several diodes, place them so that the long conclusion is in series on one side and short - on the other.
Secure the diode by folding the findings in hand. If diode conclusions too long bit off their cutters.
Turn the soldering iron to the network and soak the sponge with water. After heating the soldering iron cover its part of the work (the sting) with a thin layer of solder (tin) and wipe with a damp sponge to remove the remnants of the old solder. In the soldering process periodically wipe the soldering tip with a damp sponge to keep it clean.
Place the soldering tip between the legs of the diode and the board to heat the soldering. Warm up the soldering longer than two seconds are not recommended, or a diode may be damaged.
Bring to the place of soldering solder. After melting the required amount of solder take him from the place of soldering. For a second, keep the soldering iron in parts soldered to solder evenly distributed across the surface of the soldered terminals. Wait until the soldering cools. Contact us ready.