Pinecil USB C PD Soldering Iron gets it's own thread.

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Universal praise more or less

Can you make custom pictures/animations?

Not a Pinecil (PTS200) but a worthy opponent from AliExpress. USB-C only, max 20V5A 100W 450c. Open source GitHub repository. Adapters for both tip types T-12 & TS.

Not well documented, buttons ‘jiggly’, silicone sleeve slides off but does the powaar very well.

Amazon showed up with the USB-C cable upgrade today, although you can see the watts pulled via the pen interface but prefer the big number temp displayed instead

Nintendo switch charger & 26w @20v is all I have to offer so the 15s it took to get to 450c should come down considerably with an upgrade, it doesn’t feel like it’s necessary tbh

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Wait, so theres no need for a DC adapter? Directly powered via a phone charger even?


Yeah Linny USB-C can be used to deliver power (PD).

There are adapters to allow the use of an old laptop charger. 20V 65W 3A iirc is what you want to feed a pinecil.

You can even buy or make a portable PD bank like this

Totally fits this thread, I mean the name is basically Pine TreeS 2

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Lol :joy:okay I’ll stop :stop_sign:

Not so important with a real Pinecil which has a DC jack, but a device like this would allow you to run your Pinecil/variant & also charge high speed charge devices like mobiles/laptops etc by converting the old charger into a USB-C PD

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There is an entire thread detailing things like that

I wonder how long the USB C connector will be ubiquitous… like 100 years??

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Didn’t see that thread good cross-link, I’m a fan of ‘C’, when USB ‘D’ comes out expect memes :joy:

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I got one when they came out, it blazes to 400°C with 60W USB-C, XT-90s are a breeze.

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Bought my brother a pinecil for Christmas, he plugged it into a 20V 3A supply and it no longer works. Searched online and found a reddit thread complaining about the same issue:

Not sure how I overlooked that the warranty period was only 30 days. That’s honestly unacceptable. Also I want to power these things off USB C but apparently they can only reach their max power output with a DC power supply :man_facepalming:

What’s the best alternative these days? I’ve heard that there are updates to the TS-100 and also other competitors with better specs. Anyone in the loop?

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Is it bad I’ve only been using mine with my power bank. Going on 3/4 year now

Where did you buy it? PINE64 EU has a regular 2-year warranty,

Shoot, wish I had known that. I bought from the .com website :confused:

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Does it take the same kind of tips as the pinecil / TS100 ?

Sure does, both the short & long tips

That thread might not be the best example, since the OP says they were using a 23V power supply and the Pinecil’s absolute max is 21.0V. My first Pinecil (blue silicone grip) worked great at 21V from my desktop PSU until one day it gave up the ghost. I assume that my PSU got a power spike or something and bumped the voltage up for a moment.

Since then I have been running my replacement (green silicone grip) at 20V and its working great. No noticeable difference in performance.

Di you check the output voltage on your brother’s power supply to confirm its putting out what it says? Do you have dirty power that might have caused a spike? Etc.

Oof, yeah thats really not cool.

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