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Metcal soldering stations have led the way with SmartHeat® technology for 35 years. SmartHeat senses the thermal load and instantly delivers Power on Demand directly to the joint. The embedded, self-regulating heater delivers the right amount of power based on the requirements of the solder joint. This provides a fast, safe and repeatable process with no calibration required. The intermetallic compound thickness is critical in the formation of a solder joint.
Connection Validation (CV) evaluates the quality of the solder joint by calculating the intermetallic compound formation and provides closed loop feedback to the operator. CV provides feedback to the operator via the LED light ring integrated in
the hand-piece. It takes the risk associated with the variables involved in the soldering activity and removes the success and failure determination of a good solder joint out of the hands of the operator. CV complements the skill of the
operator to judge the quality of a solder joint by introducing an objective method of evaluating solder joint quality. This systemic and objective approach provides repeatability and a measureable standard to the soldering process.


  • SmartHeat Power on Demand Technology

  • Patented Connection Validation IMC Formation Technology

  • 2.8” color touchscreen with bold graphics

  • Communications Port for process traceability data and firmware graphics

  • Precise tip temperature display

  • Integrated Net Power Meter and power graph

  • Patented Chip-in-Cartridge technology

  • Closed loop bi-directional communication

  • Stores and records cartridge attributes

  • Provides traceability information

  • Protects power supply from non-conforming cartridges

  • Backwards compatible with MX series power supplies

  • Password protection

    Metcal’s new CV Monitor software collects vital process information

  • Improve your solder process traceability and create a performance baseline using CV's intelligent cartridges plus CV-5000 Monitor software. Using our Connection Validation patented technology, CV Monitor software allows you to capture solder process information over time for each joint when attached to the communication port. You'll get:

  • Intermetallic Compound Formation (IMC Formation)*

  • Power demand

  • Tip temperature

  • Solder time


CV-5210 Connection Validation Power Supply

Ambient Operating Temp.                                                           10 to 40 °C

Max. Enclosure Temp.                                                                   55°C

Input Line Voltage                                                                         100 – 240 VAC, grounded circuit

Input Line Frequency                                                                    50/60 Hz

Rated Power Consumption                                                          125W

Output Power                                                                                 80W max.

Output Frequency                                                                          13.56 MHz

Heating Method                                                                              Induction

Display                                                                                              2.8” Color TFT LCD Display

Resolution                                                                                        320*240 RGB

Size                                                                                                    2.8” Diagonal

Active Area                                                                                       43.20 x 57.60 mm

Connections                                                                                     Single Port

Communications                                                                             USB

Power Supply Dim. w x d x h (mm)                                              121 x 130 x 235

Power Supply Weight (kg)                                                              3.35

Certification / Marking                                                                   CE TUV

Tip-to- Ground Potential                                                               <2mV

Tip-to-Ground Resistance                                                             <2ohms

Idle Temperature Stability                                                              1.1°C in still air

Tip Temperature Accuracy                                                              Meets or exceeds IPC J-STD-001 Standard

Hand-piece cable length                                                                 L=183cm (72”), burn proof, ESD safe

Hand-piece connectors

RF Connector                                                                                    F type power connector

LED Power Connector                                                                     6 pin DIN

Operation                                                                                          2 single port or dynamic dual simultaneous

Firmware upgrade

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