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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 9:11:16 AM on 8 December 2018.
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 Location: Kanahooka, NSW
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I require an element for my Weller TCP-1 24 Volt 2A soldering iron. I can't find a supplier.
Any help appreciated.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 9:15:45 AM on 8 December 2018.
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 Location: Wangaratta, VIC
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I find that hard to believe? Many Industrial suppliers have them, as do Radio Parts Group. If they have them they have a source.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 9:38:23 AM on 8 December 2018.
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 GTC
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The Weller part number is TC208. It's a discontinued product:

https://au.rs-online.com/web/p/soldering-iron-accessories/8725511/

I manged to buy one 4 years ago in England, but the seller wouldn't ship to Oz so I had a friend buy it and on-forward it to me.

There's one on eBay at the moment in USA but, as usual, the shipping is a killer:

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/323546260351

Mouser has 3 left:

https://au.mouser.com/ProductDetail/Apex-Tool-Group/TC208?qs=bgAaigkdF%2FsTMg9YYH%252b22g%3D%3D

Possibly time to consider a new iron. These days I mainly use my Goot RX-802AS station. I have a few old 'burners' for the heavy stuff.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 12:48:06 PM on 8 December 2018.
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 Location: Wangaratta, VIC
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Some elements do last I have one iron with interchangeable elements. The big one tripped the RCD recently and one of three elements has failed. I bought it in1968.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 3:42:58 PM on 8 December 2018.
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 GTC
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My Weller TC208 element lasted from 1971 to 2014, but I accidentally left the iron switched for a week and it burned out. I considered tossing it, but chased up a replacement element for nostalgic reasons. It's still a good iron for other than very fine work.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 5:04:34 PM on 8 December 2018.
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 Location: Kanahooka, NSW
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Thanks for your help folks.
May have to invest in another. It is a shame it was a quality item.


 
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