Hand Soldering

CV-5210 Connection Validation Soldering Station


Metcal soldering stations have led the way with SmartHeat® technology for 35 years. SmartHeat senses the thermal load and instantly delivers Power on Demand directly to the joint.

CV Intro Video(2 Minutes)   CV Training Video(11 Minutes)

The embedded, self-regulating heater delivers the right amount of power based on the requirements of the solder joint. This provides a fast, safe and repeatable process with no calibration required.


The intermetallic compound thickness is critical in the formation of a solder joint. Connection Validation (CV) evaluates the quality of the solder joint by calculating the intermetallic compound formation and provides closed loop feedback to the operator. CV provides feedback to the operator via the LED light ring integrated in the hand-piece. It takes the risk associated with the variables involved in the soldering activity and removes the success and failure determination of a good solder joint out of the hands of the operator. CV complements the skill of the operator to judge the quality of a solder joint by introducing an objective method of evaluating solder joint quality. This systemic and objective approach provides repeatability and a measureable standard to the soldering process.


Features and Benefits


• SmartHeat Power on Demand Technology
• Patented Connection Validation IMC Formation Technology
• 2.8” color touchscreen with bold graphics
• Communications Port for process traceability data and firmware graphics
• Precise tip temperature display
• Integrated Net Power Meter and power graph
• Patented Chip-in-Cartridge technology
° Closed loop bi-directional communication
° Stores and records cartridge attributes
° Provides traceability information
° Protects power supply from non-conforming cartridges
° Backwards compatible with MX series power supplies

• Password protection


Metcal’s new CV Monitor software collects vital process information!


Improve your solder process traceability and create a performance baseline using CV's intelligent cartridges plus CV-5000 Monitor software. Using our Connection Validation patented technology, CV Monitor software allows you to capture solder process information over time for each joint when attached to the communication port. You'll get:


     • Intermetallic Compound Formation (IMC Formation)*
     • Power demand
     • Tip temperature
     • Solder time


Now that you have a baseline, you can quickly analyze your soldering performance, identify changes in your solder conditions, and make changes to your process. Download the free CV-5000 Monitor software and start monitoring your process.


*Metcal Exclusive


CV Data Collection Monitor



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     Connection Validation Cartridge Data-Sheets
CV-5200 Series User Manual - Multi-Language   CVC/SMC Cartridge Data Sheet/Cross-Reference
Connection Validation Data Sheet   DSC Cartridge Data Sheet/Cross Reference
New Cartridge Smart Numbering Chart   HCV High Thermal Demand Cartridge Data Sheet
Software and Firmware Update   PTC Tweezer Cartridges Data Sheet
CV Monitor Software Explained   UFC Ultrafine Cartridge Data Sheet
Connection Validation Technology
  UFT Ultrafine Tweezer Cartridge Data Sheet
Risk Mitigation in Hand Soldering
  2018 Metcal CV/MX Cartridge Selection Guides USA-Flag.png UK-Flag.png
CV Tip Temperature Display
CV Tip Temperature Measurement
Connection Validation Explained Chart

  • Technical Specification

CV-5210 Connection Validation Power Supply:

Ambient Operating Temp. 10 to 40 °C
Max. Enclosure Temp. 55°C
Input Line Voltage 100 – 240 VAC, grounded circuit
Input Line Frequency 50/60 Hz
Rated Power Consumption 125W
Output Power 80W max.
Output Frequency 13.56 MHz
Heating Method Induction
Display 2.8” Color TFT LCD Display
  Resolution 320*240 RGB
  Size 2.8” Diagonal
  Active Area 43.20 x 57.60 mm
Connections Single Port
Communications USB
Power Supply Dim. w x d x h (mm) 121 x 130 x 235
Power Supply Weight (kg) 3.35
Certification / Marking CE TUV
Tip-to- Ground Potential <2mV
Tip-to-Ground Resistance <2ohms
Idle Temperature Stability 1.1°C in still air
Tip Temperature Accuracy Meets or exceeds IPC J-STD-001 Standard
Hand-piece cable length L=183cm (72”), burn proof, ESD safe
Hand-piece connectors  
  RF Connector F type power connector
  LED Power Connector 6 pin DIN
  Operation 2 single port or dynamic dual simultaneous
  Firmware upgrade Via USB port and appropriate software with compatible computer and cables.




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