[time-nuts] Odd FTS 4060 Behavior

Hal Murray hmurray at megapathdsl.net
Mon Jun 14 01:10:22 EDT 2010


> I do not know why the manufacturers insist on gold plating leads that  are
> designed to be soldered. Silver plating seems like a better solution. 

Gold doesn't tarnish so you can get a good solder joint after it's been 
sitting around for a while.

There are enough hassles with lead that some/many PCBs now come with gold 
over the exposed copper rather than solder.

I think the trick is to make the gold very very thin so it just disappears 
into the solder.


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