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FR-1012B IR Preheater

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The Hakko FR-1012 is a bench-top board preheater designed to raise the temperature of printed circuit board assemblies. This preheater is particularly useful for medium to high-mass board assemblies.

NOTE: The FR-1012B has been replaced by the FR-872.



The FR-1012B is a bench-top board heater designed to elevate the temperature of printed circuit board assemblies so that components on them can be soldered and de-soldered more easily, and with improved results. This is particularly useful on medium to high-mass board assemblies, which can “heat-sink” a significant amount of energy being supplied by a soldering iron tip, or handheld hot-air tool. This tool is particularly useful when soldering Pb-free assemblies.

The Preheater operates in either of two modes, Power Mode or T/C (Thermocouple) Mode. Power Mode allows the user to set the output of the unit manually. When running in this mode, the unit will output the set percentage of power, regardless of the T/C actual value. A thermocouple is not required in this mode, but may be used to monitor the actual board temperature.

T/C Mode allows the user to set the desired temperature (50-180ºC/122-356ºF) of the PCB for closed-loop control of the temperature using the T/C input. A Type-K thermocouple must be secured to the PCB and plugged into the unit’s T/C jack for this mode to operate. When running in this mode, the unit will apply 100% power until the board reaches 10ºC below the set temperature. The unit will then start PID control to regulate the power output of the heater to hold the PCB at the set temperature.

The Preheater array is divided into 4 separate switched zones for smaller PCBs used in devices similar to PDAs and cell phones.

Part Number: FR1012B-01 (see Specifications for details)



Part No.
Board Capacity 12 x 15 inches 305 x 380 mm
Heated Area 10 x 12 inches 250 x 305 mm
Heater Watts
1200 W
Heater Type
Low Mass Quartz I/R
Thermocouple Inputs
(1) Type K
Temperature Accuracy
Industrial Microprocessor
Operating Modes
Power Mode - or - T/C Mode
Power Requirements

100 - 120V / 10A Standard
200 - 240V / 6A Optional

14"W x 18"D x 5"H
360 x 460 x 130 mm
16 lbs
7 kg


Part No.
FR-1012B Preheater
IR Heater Lamp 500W
Type K, 36 Ga. Thermocouple


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