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Old August 4, 2010, 09:59 PM
Zero82z Zero82z is offline
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Originally Posted by martin_metal_88 View Post
Then PSU soldering is maybe a bit different? I learn to solder for robotic and controll board\chip. I don't know how we call it in english but well, in french it's systèmes ordinés. But well, this kind of soldering would really be a fail according to my previous teacher to solder a microchip to a PCB.

PSUs typically use a lot of solder because it reduces resistance along the trace paths which increases the PSU's efficiency. With most electronics you want the soldering to be as minimalistic as possible, but that isn't the case here. Many PSUs even have thick wires soldered to the bottom to further reduce resistance. It may not look incredibly clean, but as long as there's no risk of any shorts, excess solder is not a bad thing inside a PSU.
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