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ASE-1128 Temperature Controlled Soldering Station

Temperature controlled soldering station suitable for soldering SMDs (surface mounted devices) that require diverse power levels. Analog control; max. station power: 8W; temperature range: 100C - 450C; max power of the soldering iron: 8W; mica heating element.

User's Manual (253.22 Kb)

ASE-1128 Temperature controlled soldering station is suitable for soldering SMDs (surface mounted devices) that require diverse power levels. The control dial is used to set the required power level. The soldering tip reaches a temperature of approx. 450C.


  • Channel: 1 assembling channel
  • Analog control
  • Max. station power: 8W
  • Temperature range: 100C - 450C
  • Max. power of the soldering iron: 8W
  • Soldering iron voltage supply: 12V
  • Mica heating element

Included Accessories:

  • Soldering Station - 1
  • Soldering iron - 1
  • Soldering iron holder - 1
  • User manual - 1

Safety instructions

Take care of yourself!

  1. Please read user manual carefully before using the instrument.
  2. Do not use the device if there is visible damage.
  3. Repair and maintenance of the device can be done only by a qualified specialist of the service center.
  4. Before connecting the instrument to the electrical network, observe all known precautions, and make sure that the grounding system is to avoid electric shock.
  5. Use only those accessories that are intended for use with this device.
  6. While working, do not touch the metal parts near the tip of the soldering iron.
  7. After completion of the work, it is necessary to install the soldering gun in the regular holder of the soldering gun.

Operation instruction for AKTAKOM ASE-1128 soldering station

  • Operate AKTAKOM ASE-1128 soldering station on a clean, horizontal, safe, stable and heat resistant surface.
  • Check whether the on/off switch on the back of the device is off.
  • The soldering iron together with the soldering tip and the connection cable form one unit. Connect the cable round plug to the socket on the front panel of the soldering iron station.
  • Remove the plastic cover from the soldering tip and insert the soldering tip into the spiral holder on the soldering iron station.
  • Connect the power plug to an appropriate power outlet.
  • Turn on the soldering iron station, the power indicator on the front of the device will light up red.
  • Turn the control knob clockwise to the desired power level.
  • Start soldering as soon as the device has heated up sufficiently. Do not operate the device continuously at the highest power level. After 15 minutes maximally of continuous operation at the highest power level, turn the control knob to the medium power level to prevent the soldering tip from overstraining.
  • During breaks or after the end of work, put down the soldering iron in the spiral holder on the soldering iron station with the soldering tip facing downward. Turn the control knob to the low power level during breaks.
  • Turn off the device with on/off switch.
  • Unplug the device and allow it to cool down sufficiently at a safe location.

Safety Instructions

  • This device is not a toy. Keep it out of the reach of children and pets.
  • This device is not intended to be used by persons (including children) with reduced physical, sensory or mental abilities or lack of experience and / or lack of knowledge unless they are supervised by a person responsible for their safety or have received instructions on how to use the device.
  • Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the device.
  • Do not leave packaging material lying around carelessly. These may become dangerous playing material for children.
  • Protect the product from extreme temperatures, direct sunlight, strong jolts, high humidity, moisture, flammable gases, vapors and solvents.
  • Do not place the product under any mechanical stress.
  • If it is no longer possible to operate the product safely, take it out of operation and protect it from any accidental use. Safe operation can no longer be guaranteed if the product:
    • is visibly damaged,
    • is no longer working properly,
    • has been stored for extended periods in poor ambient conditions or
    • has been subjected to any serious transport-related stresses.
  • Please handle the product carefully. Jolts, impacts or a fall even from a low height can damage the product.
  • Before plugging in the device, verify that the information on the product's rating plate correspond with your household power supply.
  • The mains outlet must be located near to the device and be easily accessible.
  • Never pull the mains plug from the socket by pulling at the cable. Always pull it from the mains socket using the intended grips.
  • Unplug the device when it is not in use.
  • For safety reasons, always unplug the device in case of a thunderstorm.
  • Make sure that the mains cable is not squeezed, bent, damaged by sharp edges or put under mechanical stress. Avoid excessive thermal stress on the mains cable from extreme heat or cold. Do not modify the mains cable. Otherwise the mains cable may be damaged. A damaged mains cable can cause a deadly electric shock.
  • Do not touch the mains cable if it is damaged. First, power down the respective mains socket (e.g. via the respective circuit breaker) and then carefully pull the mains plug from the mains socket. Never use the product if the mains cable is damaged.
  • To prevent risks, damaged power cables may only be replaced by the manufacturer, a professional workshop appointed by the manufacturer, or a similarly qualified person.
  • Do not fasten any objects to the soldering iron station, never cover the soldering iron station, fire hazard!
  • Never plug in or unplug the mains plug when your hands are wet.
  • Never pour any liquids over electrical devices or put objects filled with liquid right next to the device. If liquid or an object enters the interior of the device nevertheless, first power down the respective socket (e.g. switch off circuit breaker) and then pull the mains plug from the mains socket. Do not operate the product anymore afterwards, but take it to a specialist workshop.
  • Never use the product immediately after it has been brought from a cold room into a warm one. The condensation generated could destroy the product. The power supply unit also involves danger to life by electric shock! Allow the device to reach room temperature before connecting and using it. This may take several hours.
  • The soldering tip becomes very hot. Do touch it.
  • Always set down the hot soldering iron on a heat-resistant surface. Set down the soldering iron and its tip using the provided metal stand.
  • After use, allow the product to cool down to room temperature.
  • It is intended for indoor use only. Do not use it outdoors. Contact with moisture, e.g. in bathrooms, must be avoided under all circumstances.
  • Never submerge the product in water or other liquids. Risk of electric shock!
  • For installations in industrial facilities, follow the accident prevention regulations for electrical systems and equipment of the government safety organization or the corresponding authority for your country.
  • Do not inhale any vapors. Vapors are harmful. Only work with a flue.
  • Consult an expert when in doubt about operation, safety or connection of the device.
  • Maintenance, modifications and repairs are to be performed exclusively by an expert or at a qualified shop.
  • If you have questions which remain unanswered by these operating instructions, contact our technical support service or other technical personnel.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where can I find out more information on the operation of a ASE-1128 soldering station?
  • What is the maximum soldering iron tip temperature?
  • How to care and use of the soldering tip?
  • How to clean the tip?
  • What temperature should use for soldering?
  • Why a "de-tinned" tip fails to work?

  • Where can I find out more information on the operation of a ASE-1128 soldering station?
    If you have more questions, contact our technical support service or other technical personnel.


    What is the maximum soldering iron tip temperature?
    ! The soldering tip reaches a temperature of approx 450 C.
    For safety and approval purposes (CE), you must not rebuild and/or modify this product.


    How to care and use of the soldering tip?

    High soldering temperatures can degrade the tip. Use the lowest possible soldering temperature. The excellent thermal recovery characteristics ensure efficient and effective soldering event at low temperatures. This also protects the sensitive components from thermal damage. Clean the tip regularly with a cleaning sponge, as oxides and carbides from the solder and flux can form impurities on the tip. These impurities can result in defective joints or reduce the tip's heat conductivity. When using the soldering iron continuously, be sure to loosen the tip and remove all oxides least once a week. This helps to prevent reduction of the tip temperature. Never leave the soldering iron sitting at high temperature for long periods of time, as the tip's solder plating will be covered with oxide, which can greatly reduce the tip's heat conductivity. Wipe the tip and coat it with fresh solder after use. This helps to prevent tip oxidation.


    How to clean the tip?

    Caution! Never file the tip to remove oxide.

    1. Set the temperature to 250C.
    2. When the temperature stabilizes, clean the tip with the cleaning sponge and check the condition of the tip.
    3. If there is black oxide on the solder-plated portion of the tip, apply new solder (containing flux) and wipe the tip on the cleaning sponge. Repeat until the oxide is completely removed. Coat with new solder. The solder protects the tip from oxidation and prolongs the life of the tip.
    4. If the tip is deformed or heavily eroded, replace it with a new one.


    What temperature should use for soldering?
    600- 650F (316- 343C) is a good place to start for lead-based solder and 650- 700F (343- 371C) for lead-free solder.

    Note: if clots form, the temperature is too low.

    Why a "de-tinned" tip fails to work?

    A de-tinned tip is one which cannot wet with solder. This exposes the plating to oxidation and degrades the heat transfer efficiency of the tip.

    The de-tinning is caused by:

    1) Failure to keep the tip covered with fresh solder while not in use.

    2) High tip temperatures.

    3) Insufficient melting in soldering operations.

    4) Wiping the tip on dirty or dry sponges and rags (Always use a clean, wet, industrial grade, sulfur-free sponge).

    5) Impurities in the solder, iron plating, or on the surfaces to be soldered.


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