For a school project, we are using LN324-N OP-amps packed in a DIP. Specs can be found here.
We need to solder these to a PCB board. However, section 6.1 of the specsheet says:
Lead Temperature (Soldering, 10 seconds) - min N/A, max 260℃
Soldering Information - Dual-In-Line Package - Soldering(10 seconds) - max 260℃
I take it that we can't solder at >260℃ without an IC socket. However, I noticed that people rarely solder at <300℃(I wasn't able to find out why - the only pages that show up when I google "low temp solder disadvantages" or similar are related to other commercial products).
So the question is:
- Am I right about how we can't solder at >260℃? Or am I missing something?
- So do we need a socket? Or can we just solder at 250℃ without a socket? Will there be significant consequences of soldering at such a low temperature?