What is worth desoldering from old electronics? || DIY Fume Extractor

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In this video I will show you how to build a dirt cheap fume extractor and how you can fastly and easily desolder all kinds of components from old electronics circuits. I will also talk about what I think is even worth desoldering and which parts you should avoid

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20 thoughts on “What is worth desoldering from old electronics? || DIY Fume Extractor

  1. I've never used one single capacitor that I've ever saved but I still desolder and collect all that junk 😂😂

  2. The fumes are not really anymore harmful than typical smoke. The smoke is from the rosin core, which is just tree resin. They just smell weird. Not that you want to breathe it in. Just blow it away if you dont have an extractor.

  3. From where did you aquire the transistor tester? Did you build it from a kit? It could be extremely useful to me!

  4. When cutting out the foam, use scissors.
    When checking the direction of air travel on the fan, look on the frame, most fans will have it marked.
    If you wanted speed control (assuming brown is PWM) you can short it to White (RPM) for half speed or to Black (negative) for 1/4th speed.
    You cut the cable to the power jack too short if you want to reuse it, I used to do the same and regretted it when I needed some.

  5. 3 year old video, I know. Not 100% sure where you are from, but since you are speaking english, I just wanted to say that it's INSULATION, not ISOLATION. Insulation does isolate the two wires from each other, but it's called insulation.

  6. Previously I did same except fume extractor, now I just preserve the boards and take components whenever they are needed.

  7. Isn´t faster using a heat desoldering gun? Buy it and you can desolder ICs and chips pretty fast. Also about fumes – Lead doesn´t evapore, there is only small amoun of molecules in air. If you are not doing in indusrial size – You are OK. This is made more dangerous by lead-free solder since the temperature required for a good joint is higher. Flux is what is dangerous.

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