How To Set Up Your Hakko FX-888D Parameters

by Andy on February 11, 2013

Hakko FX-888D Digital Soldering StationHakko has put out a new digital unit to replace the FX-888, and with it comes some great features such as preset temperatures. However, there are a few steps that you need to go through to be able to get the most out of your system. In this article we will look at how you can set your parameters with the Hakko FX-888D to get your system up and running to your exact specifications.

To enter the parameter selection mode you must start with the FX-888D turned off. Then hold the up button while turning on your machine. This will start the FX-888D in the parameter entering mode, and you will know that you are in the correct place when the display shows “01”. While entering parameters, pressing the up button will change the value, and pressing the enter button will select the setting and move on to the next parameter.

The first parameter to set is Celsius or Fahrenheit, with Fahrenheit being the set default. Once you select this you move onto the low temperature error setting. This can be set between 54-270°F (30-150°C), and will cause an error message to be displayed if the unit falls below this temperature during use. 270°F is the default for this setting.

Next is the setting mode selection. This allows you to choose either 0 for normal or 1 for preset temperatures. When in normal mode you can switch the temperature to any custom level. In preset mode you can quickly swap between up to five preset temperatures. If you select the preset mode then you select how many presets you want, from two to five.

Lastly is the password setting, which can be set to be 0 for open, 1 for partial, and 2 for restricted. The open mode lets anyone use the system without a password, and restricted means that you need a password to change any setting. If you select partial, then you can select if you need a password on temperature setting mode, preset mode, and adjust mode. Lastly, if you select the partial or restricted modes then you can put in the password, a three letter combination of the letters A through F.

Those are all the settings that you can change in the parameter set up. By going through these settings you can ensure that your Hakko FX-888D is working how you intend. Also, this will make your station work as fluidly as possible. Have any more questions about your FX-888D? Call Customer Service at (800) 537-0351, or leave a comment below!

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