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I'm getting ready to set up my electrolysis tank and was wondering what I should be looking for in regards to max amp setting on the battery charger? Thanks in advance, I read this forum every day and am amazed at all the great information that is shared.
Capt. Paul Ret.
Russ Leggitt put on a electrolysis demonstration at the last Cub-arama. If I am not mistaken, maximum amps is 2.
"Never forget where it is you come from, or you may find yourself someplace you don't want to be"
Did alot of research before putting my tank together and the more amps the better, yet keep in mind the 100% duty cycle rating of your charger. Don't over tax your Charger!!!
http://www.oldengine.org/members/billd/ ... olysis.htm
http://www.stovebolt.com/techtips/rust/ ... usting.htm
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I may be old but I got to see all the cool bands
I use this method all the time, in fact I have a part in the tank a bubblin away as I am typing this. Just looked at the meter and it is at 4-amps now on my 6-amp charger. When I use my 10-amp auto it can get as high as 10-amps, The trick is the closer the 2 parts are together the more amps will be drawn but DO NOT LET THEM TOUCH each other. I have found that more amps equal faster cleaning.
Then came Bronson
When you set up your vat and place the metals; that is the anode and the
piece of metal you are wanting cleaned; space the metal pieces about 3-4 inches apart. Turn on the charger and check the ammeter it should read at "least" 2 amps. If not slowly move the parts closer together [never
letting them touch]. until you get at least a 2 amp reading. You should be able to get between a 4 & 6 amp reading which does a better and faster
job of cleaning.
Also, some additional notes from experience:
1). Find an old piece of no. 6 awg hard drawn copper wire [like the power
companies use for vertical grounds on their poles] or go to an
electrical supply house and buy about 12 inches and a fargo
electrical bronze connector.
2). Use the fargo connector to attach one end of the no. 6 wire to the
3). Extend the wire to outside of the vat and attach the "positive" lead
from the battery charger.
This is done to get the charger lead connector "outside" the solution which
is very corrosive and will in short order eat up the end of your lead.
4). "Never" set up the vat in an enclosed building. The gas produced can
Good luck and here is saying, "many clean CUB parts and implements
to you". I am sure you will be pleased with this process and you will
not be using harmful chemicals that can harm you or mother nature.
http://www.holzwerken.de/museum/links/e ... tion.phtml
check this site for an explanation of the electrochemical process.
'If they're tappin', they're not burnin'
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