As components are becoming smaller and smaller and their leads disappear, telling a proper solder joint from a bad one becomes an art. It doesn't have to be this way - using a microscope takes the guesswork out of the process.
But that's not it - not only you can see that minuscule solder ball stuck between the leads of a chip and shorting the contacts, you can also solder while looking at your board in a microscope. Generous working distance means there's plenty of room between the board and the lens, so you can manipulate the PCB while seeing exactly what you are doing. Being a stereo microscope, it produces a 3D image, which feels completely natural. After soldering one board under a microscope you will wonder how you were doing that before!
Microscope's magnifying power is 0.7x-4.5x. With 10x eyepieces (supplied) this becomes 7-45x magnification. Supplied 0.5x Barlow lens halves this range to 3.5-22.5x, while doubling the working distance. That's the best combination, as the range is very convenient and increased working distance allows for unobstructed fiddling with the board.
For those rare occasions when you need to see every detail possible, we also supply 2.0x Barlow lens - the magnification becomes 14-90x. As a consequence, working distance becomes too small to allow for any manipulation of the object.
- Microscope on a stand
- Ring light with a power supply
- Barlow lens 0.5x
- Barlow lens 2.0x
|Supplied Barlow lens
||144 led ring light