The description states it has a "flex tail" and is designed to be soldered to PCB pads using a "hot-bar" soldering machine.
Question is this: Can I hand solder this to a PCB using my "normal' soldering iron that I use for through hole and SMD PCB soldering :?:
I've seen what appear to be "flexible stips" on the LCD's of inexpensive calculators. Trying to solder one of those was a disaster... The entire thing kind of melted, as I recall...
Wiki Hot Bar Soldering says:
Hot-bar reflow is a selective soldering process where two pre-fluxed, solder coated parts are heated with heating element (called a thermode) to a sufficient temperature to melt the solder.
Pressure is applied through the whole process (usually 15 s) to ensure that components stay in place during cooling. The heating element is heated and cooled for each connection. Up to 4000 W can be used in the heating element allowing fast soldering, good results with connections requiring high energy.
My work bench soldering iron is a bit shy of 4000W !!!
If anyone has some thoughts / words of wisdom / suggestions / or guidance I'd appreciate hearing about it.