Re: Care and Feeding of SMD Parts


I buy SMD components in strips of 100, from Mouser. I cut them in strips of 25 and put them in a labeled envelope. I put the envelopes in a box, in order.

To use a component, I press it from the plastic side, through the paper side with tweezers, then put the freed component on the solder-pasted pads. I work over an aluminum tray covered with a cloth. I haven't lost a component yet. Of course, I have only recently started working with SMDs, so take that with a grain of salt. :)

Ken, KM4NFQ "Not Fully Qualified"

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