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1. How can solderability be maintained on tin?
2. How can tin whiskering be prevented?

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Q 1. How can solderability be maintained on tin?
A Tin plating on a component improves its solderability, but this improved solderability has a shelf life. AMP Incorporated has presented a technical article on this subject.
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Q 2. How can tin whiskering be prevented?
A Filimentary corrosion (whiskering) of tin under electrical or mechanical bias and humidity has traditionally been countered with the addition of 2%-7% lead. AMP Incorporated has presented a technical article on lead-free tin whisker control.
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