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Old 06-15-2020, 08:18 PM   #1
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Well this isn't very in dept of a topic but I think it is an important one for safety, at least for my Solder station.


The on/off switch on my solder station (TrakPower TK995 Digital) is on the side. When I move it around its pretty easy to bump the switch and turn it on accidentally. Rather than having to worry about setting my garage on fire I came up with a 3D printed solution.


I designed a very simple guard that prevents this happening. Its glued on with some E6000 but anything that holds will do.








this is how I typically store it, which is why it would flip the switch.



Not much going on here but this makes me very happy that I no longer feel the need to unplug my solder station after every use.


If you have a similar solder station and no 3d printer you can improvise and use wood, spare car parts, old RTR tires or ESC's. Use your imagination

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Old 06-16-2020, 10:24 AM   #2
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That's a great idea! Something I never gave a thought about.

My Hakko soldering station has a switch on the side too. I'm going to give it another look to see if it's switch can be bumped on.

Thanks for sharing the tip!
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Old 06-16-2020, 11:57 AM   #3
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Hm. Clever. I've also got the Hakko version of that station.

Your solution is much more elegant than mine - I tape a bottlecap over the switch. Pretty crap-tacular..

Think I might have to knock something like that together, thanks for the inspiration!
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I'd forget to turn my off!! So i had to purchase a breaker with a 15min timer
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I'd forget to turn my off!! So i had to purchase a breaker with a 15min timer
Isn't the digital display lit up when it's on?
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Old 07-28-2020, 01:25 PM   #6
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Isn't the digital display lit up when it's on?
Have the Hakko Analog soldering station. No display and only a red light when it's heating up.
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