For a school project, we are using LN324-N OP-amps packed in a DIP.
Specifications can be found here.
We need to solder these to a PCB, but section 6.1 of the datasheet says:
Lead Temperature (Soldering, 10 seconds) - min N/A, max 260°C Soldering Information - Dual-In-Line Package - Soldering(10 seconds) - max 260°C
I take it that we can't solder at > 260°C without an IC socket.
I noticed that people rarely solder at < 300°C (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°C, or am I missing something?
- Do we need a socket, or can we just solder at 250°C without a socket?
- Will there be significant consequences of soldering at such a low temperature?