View Full Version : Will the Teensy survive 110 degrees Celsius in the oven for 30 minutes?

11-22-2012, 04:55 PM
Fimo polymer clay is hardened by baking it for 30 minutes at 110 degrees Celsius (230 F) in the oven. Do you think a teensy would survive being "baked in" at that temperature?

11-22-2012, 10:31 PM
Definitely. That's right around the preheat temperature for SMD reflow ovens. Won't hurt it at all.

11-22-2012, 11:32 PM
Yup. Also, Teensy is made with lead free solder, which has a higher melting temperature than ordinary tin-lead solder.

11-23-2012, 04:36 AM

Along similar lines, what is the max operating temperature for Teensy?

(I'm pretty sure my voltage regulators will fail before teensy, but want to make sure....sealed aluminum enclosure in bright sunlight for 6+ hours per day in texas summer, I've measured surface temps of 125F on the casing)

11-23-2012, 11:30 PM
I believe there was a time when a Teensy was subject to some oven time for testing at around 500 F. At that point the circuit board started to peel apart and there was an unpleasant smell of burnt fiberglass that lingered for a bit. I think it's safe to assume the max safe operating temperature is below 500 F. :)

11-24-2012, 12:39 AM
So you're saying, that you slipped a teensy into Paul's Thanksgiving pumpkin (and Teensy) pie? haha

11-26-2012, 05:56 PM
This type of testing tends to happen when I'm not around to supervise/witness. I just find (or smell) the evidence. :)