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Solder Fumes Extractor Recomandation

Solder Fumes Extractor Recomandation

Solder Fumes Extractor Recomandation

Hi all,

I'm looking for a recommendation for a "desktop" soldering fumes extractor (prosumer level), for a single station.

I did some research and basically found a crap load of affordable ones, ranging from ~30-80$ but with limited filtration options (with a carbon filter that looks more like a strainer rather than a proper filter and not something I can find in a cats litter box).
Besides the questionable filtration, the majority of them are just an "open fan" configuration (with the filter in front/back) which apparently forces you to solder directly next to the extractor, and very few of them have a suction hose.

Since the work space is a relatively small room with only a standard AC, and that is practically all the ventilation the room gets (there is no way to rout a vent line outside the building), a proper filtration is paramount.

For some reason, finding something in between the cheep ones and the professional ones (for 1k USD and up), with proper filtration is a much bigger challenge than I initially presumed.
I did found this unit, the BVX-101, but I would like to find some more alternatives at least 2 or 3 (maybe something a bit less than 600+ USD).


RE: Solder Fumes Extractor Recomandation

Start with the SDS for the solder and flux.
How much are you soldering - 8 hours every day, or only occasionally?

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