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Old 07 November 2018, 07:38   #34
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@desiv

Parts with significant difference in heat dissipation capacity can indeed be tricky; I suggest you keep the iron on the through-hole for as long as it takes for solder to flow onto it, and only then make contact with the leg of the jack. If you can find a roughly similar scrap PCB to practice with, it would be a good idea to do so.

If the solder doesn't flow in any reasonable time, the soldering iron probably just isn't powerful enough or the tip is too small to effectively transfer the heat as kirk_m also suggests. Do you know what wattage your iron is?
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