Tin whiskers

Kent McLean kentmclean at comcast.net
Fri Feb 22 09:14:39 PST 2008

Another reason to keep your old Audi... tin whiskers.  According to this 
article, they form as a result of the no-leader solder they're using now. Over 
(not a lot of) time, a whisker of tin grows from the solder joint, and that can 
lead to shorts and lots of other bad things.


Kent McLean
'99 A4 Avant, w/ quattro, V6, Tiptronic. "Yeah, Baby!"
'94 100 S Avant, "Moody"
'91 200 TQA #1, undecided
'91 200 TQA #2, up in smoke 2
'89 200 TQ, "Bad Puppy", up in smoke

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