Weller Upgrades Popular Station to Become the WD1002T

by Andy on May 27, 2008

Weller Soldering Station Below the WES51 and the WESD51, the WD1002 is our next best selling Weller soldering stations. We sell so many that we always try to keep them in stock. This must be a common trend with Weller distributors because Weller took that powerful little station, added some new features and voila the Weller WD1002T…a soldering station perfect for lead-free soldering.

Just like its older cousin the WD1002, the WD1002T comes equipped with the WP80 soldering iron and the WD1 control unit. In my opinion, the coolest feature about the WD1 is the set of three programmable preset buttons. Programming these buttons to your operating temperature, idle temperature or whatever temperature you choose is as easy as programming your car’s radio. The WD1 also boasts a high contrast LCD display and a special function menu that’s easy to navigate.

The WP80 is a pretty solid soldering iron and you know this because the WD1 power unit and WD2 power unit as well as the WRS rework stations are compatible with the WP80 soldering iron. The WP80 definitely gets the job done with its 80 watts of power. And for those who work with ESD sensitive parts, this iron is ESD-safe and perfect for lead-free soldering.

I’m sure you’re waiting to hear what makes the WD1002T different from the WD1002. Well first off, the WD1002T includes Weller’s WDH10T Stop+Go safety stand. This stand is neat because it helps extend the life of your soldering tips. It works like this, when the iron is placed in the stand, the temperature will drop to its set back temperature and then when the iron is removed from the stand, the temperature will return to the specified operating temperature. I love any feature that helps to save my tips!

This smart safety stand also helps to save space with the integrated WDC2 dry tip cleaner. When using lead-free solder, the WDC2 gently cleans your soldering tip. It’s also nice to know that the WDC2 will not thermally shock tips.

We are working hard to get this station as soon as we can. Hopefully we’ll have it within a month, so check back in a couple weeks to see if we have them in stock.

Interested in the nitty gritty? See below.

  • Dimensions: 5.27” x 4.25” x 5.77”
  • Main voltage: 120V / 50/60 Hz
  • Power input: 95 W
  • Temperature control: 150°F-850°F (50°C-450°C)
  • Temperature accuracy: +/- 17°F (+/-9°C)
  • Temperature stability: +/- 9°F (+/-5°C)
  • Leak resistance of soldering tip: <2 Ω (tip-to-ground)
  • Leak voltage of soldering tip: <2 mV (tip-to-ground)
  • ESD-safe and RoHS compliant

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