Product information "Pinecil v2 - Opensource Portable Soldering Iron with 65W and USB-C"
The Pinecil is a smart, portable mini soldering iron with a 32-bit RISC-V SoC, featuring a slim design, automatic
standby mode and heating up to operating temperature in just 6 seconds! The v2 is the improved and further enhanced
version and successor to version 1.
- Dual power inputs: The USB-C port supports both PD (Power Delivery) and QC 3.0 (Quick Charge) and a DC5525
barrel DC jack.
- Fast warm-up: The soldering iron reaches operating temperature in 6 seconds. Support for on-demand rapid
- Adjustable soldering tip temperature from 100° C to 400° C, which can be set via the adjustment buttons and
an easy-to-read OLED display.
- Portable: slim design consisting of a SAE 304 stainless steel core in a polycarbonate housing.
- Automatic standby mode turns on when not in use to ensure user safety.
||yes, time and temperature adjustable
||0,69'' white OLED monochrome display (96x16p)
||32-Bit RV32IMAC RISC-V "SiFive E24 Core" @ 144 MHz
||192 KB Flash, 132 KB SRAM
||155mm with soldering tip / 103mm without x 12.8mm x 16.2mm
||28g with soldering tip and 18g without soldering tip
The soldering iron is the perfect tool ranging between consumer and professional use. The manufacturing is of
very high quality. The easily exchangeable tips also make the mini soldering iron flexible to use. However, the
price clearly makes it the first soldering iron for a beginner. The Pinecil will definitely be a long-lasting
companion for life.
The scope of delivery
The scope of delivery of the Pinecil v2 is limited to the most important things you need. Of course, the
soldering iron itself is included. The latest firmware is already flashed on the Pinecil. There is also a
short, pointed soldering tip. The short tip gets hot particularly quickly!
A power supply unit or USB cable is not included. Take a look at the accessories in our shop. You need at
least a power supply and a cable.
Compatible power supplies
The hollow plug socket is not protected against polarity reversal! You must make sure that you use a
compatible power supply unit. You can find a list from the manufacturer here: https://wiki.pine64.org/wiki/Pinecil_Power_Supplies
We recommend only USB-C power supplies with 65W and 20V. (Attention: Many power supplies do not have a
real 65W on one port and distribute the power e.g. to two sockets). The original power supply from
Pinecil is excellent. Also the power station.
It should definitely be a USB-C to USB-C cable. Since it is a soldering iron, a silicone cable is also
extremely practical. Silicone cables are heat-resistant and will not break if accidentally touched.
Check out our accessories, we have suitable USB cables in stock!
There are several other accessories for the Pinecil v2:
Although you can simply place the Pinecil on its soldering pad, because the tip does not
overlap at the front, a small stand with a sponge or metal wool is practical for cleaning the
There are many other tip sizes. From tiny pencil tips to wide wedge tips, all tips can be used.
By the way: The Pinecil v1 soldering tips are compatible with the Pinecil v2.
Open Source and Community
The Pinecil is a community project. This means that many developers have worked together to perfect the piece
of hardware and the software. The community has made sure that the components are open source. This means that
there is no trade secret about how the soldering irons are constructed. You can simply download the instructions
and circuit diagrams from the internet. This has the advantage that a possible repair is also made much easier,
since it is clear which components have been used. The community also ensures that the soldering iron
corresponds exactly to the wishes and needs of the solderers. A really great piece of hardware.
The PINECIL's software is also open source, so it is easy to make adjustments. It is quite easy to create your
own temperature curves or programme a specific response. Built-in motion sensors allow the soldering iron to
quickly switch between stand-by mode and operating temperature.
Differences between v1 and v2
The new version v2 brings a number of new features. Among the most important are:
- Bluetooth: It is now possible, for example, for a fan control to switch on automatically when the iron
is in use.
- A shorter tip: This makes the soldering iron even easier to hold and it gets hot even faster.
- Improved power supply: The power supply has been improved and stabilised.
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