The Weller W100PG Heavy-Duty Soldering Iron with CT6F7 Tip uses Weller's "closed loop" method of controlling maximum tip temperature, - the temperature is controlled by the tip (600°F, 700°F, and 800°F tips available). The nominal heat-up time with a 700°F tip is 110 seconds.
The modular plug-in heater is made of stainless steel which means it has greater efficiency and versatility. The WP100PG's heating element it uses is a nichrome wound, plug in. This soldering iron has a three wire grounded cord set and is a portable line voltage iron, which means no base station is required.