TS100 soldering iron thread

I’ve been looking for a new soldering iron. Has anybody used the TS100 or the SQ-100? Is it any good?


Can we convert this into a TS100 thread? I know that there is a few people who use it here.

I used it and it can do 10awg wires well with a C4 tip.


One of the best bang x da buck.

I’ve never used a TS100. Are they reliable with easily found wands and tips?

i use the MPJA ZD 929C, have been for years. the wands are like $7 and the tips are cheaper. Base unit has been going strong forever but i have to replace my wand probably every 7 or 8 months or so. I use it every damned day though, typically maxxed out at 480 degrees C because i’m impatient and like my solder to melt the instant i touch it and want the 12AWG to just take the fucking solder right now lol


TS80 is better

Beats many benchtop wellers easily.

Tips are durable and replacements available on banggood for a reasonable price.


oh shit i just looked up the TS100 and TS80… they’re so compact, the size of a $15 radioshack iron. Not sure what i was expecting. Kind of perfect for travel.

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I have a TS100 and solder with a 6S graphene LiPo, does 10AWG no problems. Same tip as above for extra heat storage.

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I was using a Ersa Digital 2000A for some time. And boi, it is heating up fast and is powerful.:flushed:

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Where do you guys get the power supply from? Other than batteries

according to this you can use a laptop style 12-24v charger/power supply, and amazon has plenty of those.

I think it should be noted that it’s a decent iron and really great for soldering “in the field” but if you have the space and money you should opt for a branded station. Safer, hotter, more durable.

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Except the TS80 beats many benchtop irons in all three of those…

It is powered through usb-c.

But Dave from EEVBLOG has shown that wellers are not safe so :man_shrugging:


I use my ts100 for my RC needs since it’s light and compact. Open source support too.

I didn’t know he started supporting TS80s now.

How many volts does the TS 80 take?

Hook it up to any quick-charge capable powerbank or charger and you’re good to go.

Wouldn’t that be incredibly low powered though? Since most powerbanks only work at 5 volts

Yeah, my ts100 is better than my hacko benchtop for what I do with it.

Do it do it do it

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QUICK CHARGE power bank :man_facepalming:

Oh, my bad.

For people coming in to this and wanting to buy. Cliffnotes from below testing.

TS80 is aluminium vs TS100 plastic, slightly smaller, has a removable grip and USB-C vs 5.5 barrel.

TS80 takes double the time to heat up to 400ish C but we’re talking 10 seconds more here. It also loses heat faster in use.

TLDR; You’re probably better off buying TS100 over a TS80.