Date: Wed, 12 May 2010 17:12:14

Author: Chuck...

Subject: Re: Tin Pest


Yes, and we should be much, much more concerned about Lead-Free materials.
Almost all of the commercial electronics being built now is of lead-free
construction. There is a VERY good chance that most of it will fail within
3-5 years due to tin whisker growth. The bad news is it could be as few as
9 -18 months...

I am attaching some URLs that also illustrate the problems.


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Sent: Wednesday, May 12, 2010 2:03 PM
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Subject: [tap-l] Tin Pest

Have you ever heard of or seen Tin Pest? ...Doug J.