I looked at the unit on Rio’s online catalog. The number you give is
the flux. The machine is 503135.
We teach lower temp electronic soldering for Electroluminescent
Wire, a flexible glowing “neon” wire with a copper phosphor coated
interior wire. You can see them here at www.coolight.com or look up
EL Wire under images in a Google search. You can look up Utube too.
Electronic soldering is a whole different beastie than high temp
soldering. The solder gives off fumes, so a good exhaust unit is
necessary. My question would be, can you use regular high temperature
solders? If so, then heating the metal for solder transfer is
important, thus a flame is used.
The solder we use for our EL wire is rosin core not acid core. They
used to use lead, but no longer for obvious reasons.
After soldering with high temperature solders for so long, stepping
down to very low temp was difficult for me, but I have it down now.
The other part I am wondering about is the “video”. Video recorders
aren’t around much any more, and the DVD format is more widely used.
Saying this, with Rio, you have nothing to lose. Try it out and if
it works for you, great and if it doesn’t you can return the unit.
I’m sure we can all benefit from your investigation and experiments.