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Electro plater
« on: February 13, 2018, 07:19:25 am »
I have made up a electro plater for little plating little bike bits,
question ,, what is the optimum voltage to pass through it, tried and old battery, did not work to well. voltage started on about 9v but dropped quicly to below 3v, and plating was not to succesful.
what about a little dc transformer, any one got some info
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Re: Electro plater
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2018, 08:07:52 am »
I have made up a electro plater for little plating little bike bits,
question ,, what is the optimum voltage to pass through it, tried and old battery, did not work to well. voltage started on about 9v but dropped quicly to below 3v, and plating was not to succesful.
what about a little dc transformer, any one got some info

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Re: Electro plater
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2018, 10:58:12 am »
5V , 10A  transformer is ideal.

Vary the amperage though.  The higher the amperage the faster the plating takes place, but at the cost of appearance.

At 10 amp the plating will be done in about 2 minutes, but it will be dull and very rough.

At 1.5 - 2A plating will take around 20 - 30 min but will be very shiny and smooth.

Current draw will also vary according to the size of the article being plated.


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Re: Electro plater
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2018, 10:29:45 pm »
5V , 10A  transformer is ideal.

It must be DC  It is called a 'rectifier'

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Re: Electro plater
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2018, 06:04:19 am »
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Re: Electro plater
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2018, 06:36:38 am »
5V , 10A  transformer is ideal.

It must be DC  It is called a 'rectifier'

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Correct Adie.  +ve goes onto zinc anodes, -ve goes to article being plated.
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Re: Electro plater
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2018, 01:52:15 pm »
I would love to try this.  Could anyone enlighten me on what chemicals to use?
 

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Re: Electro plater
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2018, 03:03:45 pm »
I would love to try this.  Could anyone enlighten me on what chemicals to use?

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