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USB Soldering Iron – Too hot to handle


I had no idea that USB could provide enough power to heat a soldering iron but someone has figured it out and this USB Soldering Iron from Thanko is living proof. It’s capable of heating the tip to 200�C and even 300�C if you use two USB ports. Pretty sure it’s not good for your battery life though.


If that’s still not enough it even comes with a 9V battery to USB adapter that will push the tip temperature past 350�C up to 500�C. The soldering iron even has an LED work light in the tip. �2480 (about US$28) or �4560 (US$52) from GeekStuff4U .

Take power from PC USB terminal “soldering iron” is! 1 USB port or 2 ports, or even 9V battery can also be used. Maximum temperature is the temperature of about 500°C and no less a power outlet and neck with a soldering iron!

Tags: gadget, usb, soldering+iron, usb+soldering+iron, thanko


  • This is never going to work. It's not the temperature but amount of heat the rod can give off. The USB port can give up to 2.5 W max. A 2.5 W soldering iron is laughable.

    • The blurb on the website says 4-6 Watts but yes it's a bit of an emergency soldering iron I'd say.

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