Soldering iron performs an enormous function in your soldering high quality. My favorite had been the TS100 for the previous few years, however many outlets don’t carry it anymore. Recently I discovered the Sequre Q-001 and it seems to be suspiciously much like the TS100 so I picked one up to take a look at.
You can get the Sequre Q001 from the next distributors:
It comes with the these equipment: XT60 energy cable, solder iron holder / tip cleansing sponge, spare screws for putting in the tip, hex screw key and instruction handbook.
I requested Sequre if they’re in anyway associated to the corporate that made the TS100, they instructed me they aren’t associated. Don’t they simply look shockingly related?
There’s an OLED display screen and two buttons for temperature adjustment (100°C-400°C).
Both irons settle for 12-24V DC which suggests you’ll be able to energy the SQ-001 from a LiPo battery, makes it a wonderful instrument for area restore. When the SQ-001 is powered from 19V, it takes solely 15 seconds to achieve 300°C.
The tip could be simply swapped out by eradicating the 2 small screws.
Next to the enter energy connector, there’s a micro USB connector for firmware replace.
The weights between the 2 irons are nearly similar too:
- TS100 weight: 31.1g
- Q-001 weight: 31.3g
I’ve used the Sequre Q-001 for 2 weeks now, it simply really feel the identical because the TS100, I actually can’t inform any main distinction between them aside from the form of the 2 buttons.
You may even flash the customized firmware made for the TS100, so I suppose our query is just about answered. Since they’re presumably the identical iron, simply check out my unique evaluate of the TS100 to be taught extra concerning the SQ-001 🙂
With that mentioned, after flashing the customized firmware that “unlocks” the utmost temperature of 450°C, I can’t fairly get the SQ001 to achieve that quantity. The TS100 can do it, however the SQ-001 solely appears to have the ability to attain 420-425°C even in enhance mode, and it simply can’t go any larger than that (even when I let it powered on for some time), and I don’t know why that’s. But it hasn’t been a difficulty for me, it nonetheless works very nicely on soldering XT60 to giant gauge wires and enormous copper pads.
There are just a few the reason why you would possibly desire getting the Q-001 over the TS100:
- The Q-001 is $6 Cheaper
- They allow you to select soldering tip
- It comes with an XT60 energy cable
I personally desire the TS-BC2 tip (bevel), I defined why on this submit, and what different soldering instruments you would possibly wanna get.
In order to get probably the most out of the Q-001 soldering iron, you positively need a PSU that outputs 24V and ideally 65W or larger. Lower enter voltage would work too, however it is going to warmth up slower, and places out much less warmth which may in flip impacts your soldering high quality.
I can’t advocate this sufficient.
It makes your soldering iron lots simpler to make use of. Menu seems to be nicer, you’ll be able to change all of the settings within the menu with out connecting USB to your laptop, and it lets you use temperature larger than 400°C.
Download firmware right here (.hex file): https://github.com/Ralim/IronOS/releases
- Hold down button A and join USB to laptop, display screen ought to say DFU 3.45. If not you must be sure you maintain down the button earlier than plugging in USB
- A brand new USB drive will seem in your laptop
- Drag the .hex file into the USB drive
- The soldering iron will disconnect and reconnect
- The file extension of the firmware file ought to change to both .RDY or .ERR or .NOT
- If it ends with .RDY it means it has efficiently up to date! Otherwise, one thing went flawed
Disconnect USB and energy up the iron. Enjoy soldering!