How Butane Tools Work
How Do Butane Soldering Irons Work?
Butane soldering irons use a butane gas fuel source to generate heat for soldering. Here is how they work:
The butane gas is stored in a refillable tank within the soldering iron. Butane is a hydrocarbon gas that is commonly used in portable heating devices because it is easy to store, transport, and ignite.
The ignition system on a Portasol butane soldering iron involves a piezoelectric system, which generates an electric spark