Higher Education

Quality Hand Soldering & Circuit Board Repair, 3rd Edition

  • H. (Ted) Smith
  • Leo Chartrand Niagara College
  • ISBN-10: 0766828875  |  ISBN-13: 9780766828872
  • 144 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 1997, 1994
  • © 2001 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $78.50



This updated step-by-step reference provides an accurate and state-of-the-art approach to the production and/or repair of electronics equipment. Procedures with follow-up exercises cover the basics of hand soldering, wiring, and the components of successful repairs. In addition, a new section on Problem Edge Connectors has been included. Very easy to ready and to follow, this reference is a must for technicians, assembly-line personnel, technologists, QA and repair supervisors, and professionals designing electronic equipment for mass production.

Features and Benefits

  • Appropriate math usage allows students to solve problems without becoming discouraged.
  • Actual equipment and measurement techniques are shown wherever possible.
  • Covers a broad introduction to electronic communication, focusing on analog.
  • Can be used as a "standards manual" checklist in reviewing work.
  • Objectives and reviews offer an opportunity to measure the reader's success in understanding methods and their ability to practically apply the information provided.

Table of Contents

General Soldering Information,
Soldering Techniques,
Stripping and Tinning Stranded Wires,
Components--Through Hole Mount,
Components--Surfaces Mount Technology,
Desoldering--THM and SMT,
Evaluation, Conformal Coatings and Solder Masks,
Pad and Track Repairs,
Ren/Track/Trace Repairs,
Burn Repairs,
Edge Connectors/Fingers,
Appendix A: Electrostatic Discharge (ESD),
Appendix B: The Workstation

Meet the Author

Author Bio

H. (Ted) Smith

H. (Ted) Smith is the Owner and Instructor of Quality Soldering Technology in Ontario, Canada. He has been certified by the Canadian military and as a Category C Instructor/Examiner by the United States Department of Defense. Mr. Smith is also certified continuously by Pace, Inc., of Annapolis Junction, Maryland, and IPC. He has provided training at numerous colleges throughout Nova Scotia, Canada, for students as well as teachers.

Leo Chartrand

Mr. Chartrand holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Queen¿s university in Kingston Ontario. He has been teaching digital courses for 20 years at Niagara College in Welland , Ontario. Mr. Chartrand has made industry contributions with various designs including interfacing an infrared camera to a PC, creating a digital circuit board used as a PC training system, and designing a control pendant for an air-filled medical bed. He also worked as a plant engineer for General Motors.