Newark element14 and MegaPower Supply World's First USB Solder

The first USB-Powered Soldering Iron, from Newark element14 and MegaPower
The first USB-Powered Soldering Iron, from Newark element14 and MegaPower

Newark element14 is stocking the world’s first USB powered soldering iron by MegaPower.

The soldering iron, which is designed for quick repairs in the field and the lab for fine pitch SMT components, is powered by the USB port of a PC or laptop or alternatively with a 9v battery.

The iron achieves 896°F in 20 seconds and has an extremely low power consumption (5W instead of 40W with comparable tools).

The iron costs $17.45 and has the following features:

• Professional grade soldering tip

• Ultra bright white LED light illuminates working area

• Handy and portable

• Safety on/off switch

• Energy efficient and low cost

• Protective cap

Chris Godfrey, Global Product Director Test & Tools at Newark element14, said: “We are excited about being able to offer such an interesting new product, which we hope will appeal in industrial repair applications as well as to makers and hobbyists.”

"MegaPower is very pleased to partner with Newark element14 to offer its unique soldering solution for SMT components. We appreciate Premier Farnell's effort and experience in bringing innovative products to market," said George Hu, Managing Director of MegaPower.

About Newark element14

Newark element14 is a high-service distributor of technology products and engineering solutions for electronic system design, maintenance and repair. Newark element14 brings together the latest products, services and development software, all connected to an innovative online engineering community where purchasers and engineers can access peers and experts, a wide range of independent technical information and helpful tools. Whether researching a new technology, designing an electronic product, or looking for parts to repair an existing system, Newark element14 is the trusted source to find the answers and parts they need to keep projects on the fast track, right from the start. Newark element14 is the operating business of Premier Farnell plc (LSE:pfl) in North America.