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Soldering Iron Pyrometer

Technical Information

Catalogue No: C0526
Category: General Purpose
Object Type: Test Equipment
Object Name: Soldering Iron Pyrometer
Part No: None
Serial No: None
Manufacturer: Litesold
Division: Not Applicable
Year of Manufacture: circa 1970
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Height (mm):
Depth (mm):
Weight (g):
Location: Main Object Store

Taylor Electrical Insts Ltd, Slough, England
Using The Litesold Pyrometer

Thoroughly tin the bit to be tested. Place the probe at right angles to the bit face so that the tips of the two parallel wires are bridged by the tinned surface; adjust the position of the probe for the highest steady reading. Use only enough pressure to ensure contact, to avoid bending the wires.
The calibration label shows this as Asset No: 001 but the division that owned it is unknown.


A soldering iron temperature tester acquired from Mervyn Lea's widow.

This is a low thermal mass thermocouple thermometer suitable for measuring the temperature of fine-tipped soldering irons over the temperature range 100°C to 500°C

The given dimensions are for the pyrometer in its wooden case. The pyrometer alone is 43 x 56 x 51 mm & 50g.

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