well, i made the mistake, in this case, of using braid wick to desolder around the LED and the contact pads got rubbed off. i was surprised. oh well, no LED on this breadboard. i'm gonna put in a support ticket and see if they will ship a replacement since the markings are apparently wrong on the pcb.
i have a solder sucker pump pen but the tip on it was too large for me to get down next to the solder pool, which there was not much of. if you mean a power unit i saw a write up for creating one out of an aquarium air pump which i'm gonna try soon. the real issue here is those pcb contacts are real thin on this particular pcb. i'd almost say cheap but i'll say inexpensive fabrication which for the cost of the board i'm not at all upset. just that apparently the markings are screwed up. that is total bs , imho.
marcus, if you bypass the breakout board you would also bypass the resistor and capacitor on the breakout wouldn't you?