In this video we are going over the specific parameter settings for the Hakko FR810 SMD Hot Air Station. If you're looking for a general overview of the FR810, we do have a video for that. It is on our channel and also linked to below.
We're going to take a look at the parameter menu for the FR810. This gives you all of the additional features; auto sleep, auto off, things like that. So let's just jump in.
The way that you do this is you press the up arrow, turn it on. So the first parameter we are going to look at, '01', is temperature in either fahrenheit or celsius. Select what you prefer. So let's do fahrenheit, hit the star, it selects and backs out.
The next setting, parameter '07.' This is the auto sleep mode. So, in this instance, when you are done with an application and you put the pencil back in the holder, parameter '07' is turned on. The unit will go into a sleep.
The heating element will shut down, the air will continue to blow to cool down the heating element. But the heating element will shut off. So if you have an application where you're only putting back the handle every few minutes you'll want that on.
If you might be constantly putting it down and picking it up, putting it down and picking it up, you'll want that sleep mode off.
Parameter '08' is your auto shut off. After thirty minutes if the parameter setting is set to '1'–that's means on–after thirty minutes the unit will power down completely.
Parameter '11' is your normal or preset mode. So in normal mode you'd be able to adjust the temperature and adjust the airflow as you go through.
In the preset mode, you can scroll through preset one, two, three, four, five, and that's your mode of selection as you hit the up and down arrows; scrolling through those different “radio” presets, if you will.
Parameter '14' is your password setting. If you do want to have a lockout functionality on this unit, if you want to be able to set up a password so that your operators cannot change anything in the system, parameter '14' is where you'll be looking for that.
We already talked about the shut off feature; the shut off feature turning off the unit after 30 minutes. If you have that shutoff feature, which was parameter '08' turned on, through '18' you can actually make it so, yes it will shut off, but instead of having it turn off at 30 minutes I want it to turn off at 45 or 60 minutes.
So this kind of gives you a better way of drilling down what your shut off feature is.
Parameter '20' is a little bit of an unusual one. So parameter '20' has to do with the timer and the two timing options. You've got “Open” timing or “Closed” timing.
On your “Open” timing, the unit will start to tick down, that is to say if you say I want it to be 100 seconds once it hits this temperature. And when you do this in the “Open” timing it won't start that timer until the unit has hit full temperature.
On “Closed” timing it will start to tick down that 100 seconds clock as soon as you hit the start button.
We already talked about when this tool is put back into the cubby and the heating element shuts off and the air will continue to flow. Parameter '21' gives the option of saying I do or I do not want that.
If you have this unit at a high temperature, though, you are going to want this setting on. And by default it is on. You are not going to want a 800 or 900 fahrenheit heating element being put back in this cubby and that airflow not going over it. So, really by default it's set to on and for the majority of applications you are going to want that to be left in its default mode.
Parameter '22' is what makes this unit significantly better than the FR802. If you really were to look at it without this setting, it would be very similar to the FR802.
Parameter '22,' when active, allows you to “daisy chain” your five presets. And if you think about that, what that enables you to do is you could build a reflow profile by setting five steps of reflow. And if this setting is set on, or open, the unit will go through profile 1, profile 2, 3, 4. And it will build a complete reflow profile. On a 750-dollar unit, that's amazing.
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