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Reflow oven controller

lukasziwaszkiewiczlukasz.iwaszkiewicz 01/31/2015 at 22:350 Comments

First tests with the oven (9l, 800W, the cheapest I could find which heats to 250°C) shows that :

  1. It heats up to slow (I suspected that it may happen :d).
  2. It smokes and stinks as hell, I can't turn it on at home, at least not when my wife is around :)
  3. Even after insulating it with something which my father in law gave me (I'm afraid it may contain asbestos) it heats up only to 230°C in about 7-8 minutes.
PS. I bought 2 heater springs as a replacement, 1kW each (and about $2 each. The oven cost about $30 or less). I hope not to blow this contraption up.