Electrolysis tank

Mon Mar 15, 2004 5:59 pm

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.

Mon Mar 15, 2004 8:18 pm

Russ Leggitt put on a electrolysis demonstration at the last Cub-arama. If I am not mistaken, maximum amps is 2.

Mon Mar 15, 2004 9:04 pm

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

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=& ... %A0results
David C.

Mon Mar 15, 2004 9:04 pm

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.

Tue Mar 16, 2004 12:09 am

Hi CaptPaulret,

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
anode.


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
ignite.

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.
:lol: :lol:

Tue Mar 16, 2004 9:24 am

http://www.holzwerken.de/museum/links/e ... tion.phtml

check this site for an explanation of the electrochemical process.