No-Clean Desoldering Braid

Sku Number Name Size Units
Per Case
Price
Per Case
Case
Qty
 
1814-100F No-Clean White #1 Braid - 100' 100ft (30.5M) long 1 $76.11
1815-5F No-Clean Yellow #2 Braid - 5' 5ft (1.5M) long 25 $129.50
1815-10F No-Clean Yellow #2 Braid - 10' 10ft (3M) long 25 $235.50
1815-100F No-Clean Yellow #2 Braid - 100' 100ft (30.5M) long 1 $76.11
1816-5F No-Clean Green #3 Braid - 5' 5ft (1.5M) long 25 $136.00
1816-10F No-Clean Green #3 Braid - 10' 10ft (3M) long 25 $241.00
1816-50F No-Clean Green #3 Braid - 50' 50ft (15.2M) long 1 $39.02
1816-100F No-Clean Green #3 Braid - 100' 100ft (30.5M) long 1 $75.86
1817-5F No-Clean Blue #4 Braid - 5' 5ft (1.5M) long 25 $147.50
1817-10F No-Clean Blue #4 Braid - 10' 10ft (3M) long 25 $259.75
1817-100F No-Clean Blue #4 Braid - 100' 100ft (30.5M) long 1 $83.67
1820-5F No-Clean White #1 Braid - 5' AS 5ft (1.5M) long 25 $117.25
1820-10F No-Clean White #1 Braid - 10' AS 10ft (3M) long 25 $209.50
1820-50F No-Clean White #1 Braid - 50' AS 50ft (15.2M) long 1 $36.47
1821-5F No-Clean Yellow #2 Braid - 5' AS 5ft (1.5M) long 25 $115.50
1821-10F No-Clean Yellow #2 Braid - 10' AS 10ft (3M) long 25 $209.50
1821-25F No-Clean Yellow #2 Braid - 25' AS 25ft (7.6M) long 1 $18.61
1821-50F No-Clean Yellow #2 Braid - 50' AS 50ft (15.2M) long 1 $36.51
1822-5F No-Clean Green #3 Braid - 5' AS 5ft (1.5M) long 25 $121.25
1822-10F No-Clean Green #3 Braid - 10' AS 10ft (3M) long 25 $214.75
1822-50F No-Clean Green #3 Braid - 50' AS 50ft (15.2M) long 1 $36.51
1822-100F No-Clean Green #3 Braid - 100' AS 100ft (30.5M) long 1 $70.99
1823-5F No-Clean Blue #4 Braid - 5' AS 5ft (1.5M) long 25 $131.25
1823-10F No-Clean Blue #4 Braid - 10' AS 10ft (3M) long 25 $231.25
1823-25F No-Clean Blue #4 Braid - 25' AS 25ft (7.6M) long 1 $20.81
1823-100F No-Clean Blue #4 Braid - 100' AS 100ft (30.5M) long 1 $78.31
1824-5F No-Clean Brown #5 Braid - 5' AS 5ft (1.5M) long 25 $149.75
1824-25F No-Clean Brown #5 Braid - 25' AS 25ft (7.6M) long 1 $23.76
1825-5F No-Clean Red #6 Braid - 5' AS 5ft (1.5M) long 25 $168.00
Packaging Order minimum case quantity only. Extra shipping fees may apply.
Techspray No­Clean desoldering braid (wick) does not leave behind ionic flux residues that can collect and form branches called “dendrites”. Other fluxes, if not cleaned properly, can cause dendrites that grow over time and eventually cause short circuits between traces or leads. Latent failures lead to costly returns and lower the quality perception of your products.

Desoldering braid or desoldering wick is a pre-fluxed copper braid that is used to remove solder, which allows components to be replaced and excess solder (e.g. bridging) to be removed. The soldering iron is applied to the wick as it sits on the solder joint, and when both are brought up to the solder's melting point, the flux is activated and, through capillary action from the braided design, solder is drawn up the wick. Techspray wick has been a mainstay at PCB rework, repair and prototyping stations for over 30-years.
 
Available in anti-static spools (marked with "AS") to prevent static build-up from damaging sensitive components.
 
Specifications: Meets or Exceeds MIL-F-14256, NASA NHB 5300, 4 (34-1), NASA NPC 200-4, NASA SP5002, IPC Standard-J-STD-004
Call-outs: Celestica (1821) 8690-0576, Celestica (1822) 8690-0588, Celestica (1823) 8690-0577, HP (1821) 8690-0588, HP (1823) HP 8690-0577
 
Size chart:
Braid #    Color Code    Width (in)    Width (mm)    
#1 White 0.035 0.9
#2 Yellow 0.055 1.4
#3 Green 0.075 1.9
#4 Blue 0.098 2.5
#5 Brown 0.130 3.3
#6 Red 0.193 4.9
 

Features & Benefits

  • No-clean flux coated braid
  • Cleanest wick - clear, non-reactive residues
  • Will not leave ionic residue -- avoid dendrite failure
  • Exceeds MIL-F-14256

FAQ's

How do you remove solder without suction?

All you need is Techspray desoldering braid (wick) and a soldering iron. Here are the basic instructions: 1) Place the braid over unwanted solder, preferably on the greatest solder build up so that it maximizes the contact of the braid to the surface area of the solder. 2) Next, place your iron tip over the wick at 45 degrees and allow heat to transfer to the pad. Molten solder will absorb into the braid. 3) Move the solder tip and braid as needed to remove all of the solder at one time. Careful not to drag the braid over the pads, which can scratch. 4) Once the braid is full of solder, you must trim the spent portion and move to fresh braid in order to pull more solder. Remove the iron and braid simultaneously to avoid soldering the wire to the board.


Can soldering be undone?

Yes, all you need is Techspray desoldering braid (wick) and a soldering iron. Here are the basic instructions: 1) Place the braid over unwanted solder, preferably on the greatest solder build up so that it maximizes the contact of the braid to the surface area of the solder. 2) Next, place your iron tip over the wick at 45 degrees and allow heat to transfer to the pad. Molten solder will absorb into the braid. 3) Move the solder tip and braid as needed to remove all of the solder at one time. Careful not to drag the braid over the pads, which can scratch. 4) Once the braid is full of solder, you must trim the spent portion and move to fresh braid in order to pull more solder. Remove the iron and braid simultaneously to avoid soldering the wire to the board.


What is the best desoldering braid?

Desoldering braid is available in various flux types depending on your cleaning process and other requirements: 1) Rosin – Rosin fluxed braid has the fastest wicking action but does leave behind residues that need to be thoroughly cleaned. 2) No-Clean – No-clean fluxed braid is ideal when cleaning isn’t practical or possible. After desoldering, the only thing that remains is a clear, non-ionic residue. For field work, when a thorough cleaning is more challenging, this is the type of braid to use. 3) Unfluxed – In a production or repair environment where the flux is specified and can’t be changed, or when an aqueous flux is needed, you can add your own flux to this type of braid. Unfluxed wick will not remove solder unless flux is added. Different types of fluxes are available in pen packaging, which is ideal for fluxing braid.


What is desoldering braid used for?

Desoldering braid or “wick” is a pre-fluxed copper braid that is used to remove solder, which allows components to be replaced and excess solder (e.g. bridging) to be removed. The soldering iron is applied to the wick as it sits on the solder joint, and when both are brought up to the solder's melting point, the flux is activated and, through capillary action from the braided design, solder is drawn up the wick.


How do I figure out the shelf life of a product?

The shelf life of a product can be found on either the technical data sheet (TDS), available on the product page, or by looking on the certificate on conformance (COC). The COC can be downloaded by going to https://www.techspray.com/coc. Once you have the shelf life, you will need to add it to the manufacture date for a use-by date. The manufacture date can be identified by the batch number. The batch code used on most of our products are manufacture dates in the Julian Date format. The format is YYDDD, where YY = year, DDD = day. For example, 19200 translates to the 200th day of 2019, or July 19, 2019. This webpage explains and provides charts to help interpret our batch numbers: https://www.techspray.com/batch-codes.


Do you need to clean no-clean flux?

No, not if your concern is only reliability problems from ionic contamination. No-clean flux contains minimal ionic material that is fully consumed when the flux is activated, or in other words, brought to soldering temperature. If all of the flux isn’t activated, like when you apply a lot of flux but only solder a small area, you still need to clean the PCB. If you are applying conformal coating, you should remove all flux residues, regardless of the type of flux. Most people understand that when painting something, the surface must be prepared so it is absolutely clean. Otherwise, the paint will quickly lift off the surface and peel off. The same logic applies to conformal coating, even when the contamination is from no-clean flux.

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