TA962 Reflow Oven - Lamp Installation

TA962 Reflow Oven - Lamp Installation

For anyone who needs help with the lamp installation of this oven here's a how-to

T962A SMD REFLOW OVEN FIX/HACK Replace stinky masking tape

T962A SMD REFLOW OVEN FIX/HACK Replace stinky masking tape

Then there was the source of the problem - masking tape! Masking tape is used to prevent electrical shorts between the aluminum foil used to cover the insulation material and the controller PCBs. Even though there's heat insulation material beneath it, the tape gets hot enough to produce that nasty odor. So I removed all of the masking tape, and replaced it with Kapton tape, which is heat resistant.

- suggesting replacing masking tape with kapton tape.

T962A SMD REFLOW OVEN FIX/HACK

Introduction T-962-improvements

Introduction
As we had use for a small reflow oven for a small prototype run we settled for the T-962 even after having seen the negative reviews of it as there were plenty of suggestions all across the Internet on how it could be improved including replacing the existing controller and display(!). After having had a closer look at the hardware (replacing the masking tape inside with Kapton tape first) it was obvious that there was a simple way to improve the software disaster that is the T-962.

T-962A Full Upgrade from estechnical

T-962A Full Upgrade from estechnical
Upgrade your T962(A) Reflow Oven with the ESTechnical Controller

A quick un-boxing of the T962 Reflow Oven Controller v4 Complete Upgrade Package from estechnical
Great to get proper written instructions with colour images.
Further video's to follow showing the standard oven, fitting of the upgrade and the final results.
The product can be found on this link;

T-962A Upgrade work starts

T-962A Upgrade work starts

Upgrade your T962(A) Reflow Oven with the ESTechnical Controller

I finally have time to start the upgrade process.
This will be a series of short video's highlighting each stage.

T-962 Reflow oven First impressions

T-962 Reflow oven First impressions

My first impressions from using the T-962 Reflow oven. Either the many bad reviews are not correct, or I've been very lucky to get a good unit. This works well for me. More info about my projects on

T962 oven basic fix & reflow discussion

T962 oven basic fix & reflow discussion

TriEmbed meeting T962 reflow oven profile fixes by Pete Soper and general discussion of reflow soldering. TriEmbed website at http://TriEmbed.org. Full-res video recorded by Craig Cook, reduced with Handbrake.

T-962A Temperature tests

T-962A Temperature tests

Reflow Oven Heater Soldering Machine110V Temperature Range: 32-536 / 0-280 Voltage: 110V Power: 1500W Weight:14.5kg Package Dimenshion : 19.69" (L) x 17.32" (W) x 14.17" (H) Packing: carton packing Product Feature
1.The T-962A is a self-contained Micro-Processor controlled IC Heater and solder rework station.
2.Uses up to 1500 watts of energy efficient Infrared heating and air circulation to re-flow solder in a large 300×320mm area.
3.Parameters of Eight (8) Soldering cycles are Pre-Defined.
4.Soldering cycles are keypad selected and progress displayed on the T-962A LCD.
5.A single windowed drawer holds assemblies within the heating chamber
6.The T-962A design is ergonomic, practical and easily operated.
7.The entire soldering process is completes automatically from Preheat, Soak and Reflow through cool- down.
Package Includes: 1 set of Reflow Oven Heater Soldering Machine(024308)

T-962 INFRARED REFLOW OVEN (REVIEW)

T-962 INFRARED IC HEATER REFLOW WAVE OVEN BGA T962 800W 180×235MM
please contact me for any information you would like to add on this video
improvments has already been attempted and can be found on following link :

Modifying the T-962 Reflow Oven

Modifying the T-962 Reflow Oven

The T-962 is an incredibly notorious oven for its poor performance; despite being cheap, aesthetic and having some solid hardware. However now that new improved 3rd Party Firmware has been created by Unified Engineering this oven is a strong choice for using as a solder reflowing tool for hobbyists.

In this video, I'll show you the T-962 out of the box; then I'll provide recommendations on if this oven will be good for your solder reflowing applications. Finally, I provide a step by step guide on how to flash the new firmware to this oven, along with 4 other great modifications to greatly improve this oven.

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Video Contents
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0:32   What can you expect to gain from this video?
0:52   Analysis of the T-962 "Out of the Box"
2:44   Recommendations and who should buy it
4:40   List of the modifications to be performed
5:57   Disclaimer for working on this oven
6:42   Mod 1; Replace the masking tape
8:08   Mod 2; Grounding the case
9:29   Mod 3; Flashing the new firmware to the T-962
14:45   Mod 4; Installing the cold junction sensor
17:24   Mod 5; Adding fan control

T-962 reflow oven test, BusPirate soldering

T-962 reflow oven test, BusPirate soldering

Soldering first project in T-962 reflow oven. The cheapest reflow oven around. It was modified using great instructions from this video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ITZXY5Mipc