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Old 06-01-2019, 07:20 AM
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Default Looking for a battery charger to do electrolysis

Im looking for a charger and I知 buying the cheap little charger that aren稚 working in water I guess.
I always read people using a old Sears battery charger because they won稚 turn off, but I can find one so does some know of a good one that I can buy and it値l do what I need it to do? I just need it for a small setup. Thank you for your time
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Old 06-01-2019, 10:01 AM
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I looked through a bunch of old "wall wart" adapters, found one outputting 1 amp (1000ma), cut the plug off, soldered on a small fuse, and went from there. Works fine for my 5 gallon bucket setup. It takes a week to do something as large as both sides of a horseshoe, but that doesn't matter to me. More than enough power to do coins, tokens, etc... I read up a bunch on what materials to use so I wouldn't create a toxic soup.

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Old 06-01-2019, 10:44 AM
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I searched for a month to find a non automatic battery charger, never found one. I'm sure there's some standard with it now a days. What I ended up getting was a DC voltage generator. You can control the amps and voltage and they come with different max ratings, they are generally used for testing electronics at a desk. Depending on the item, depends on what amp rating I choose. But I cleaned most things within 30hours. This link is the one I bought.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073TW8H2S..._1aO8CbYRKP84S

*The alligator clips the wires come with are small, I did go to Home Depot and get some wire and larger, heavy duty, clips to run with it.
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For small items like sterling rings I use a cell phone charger. Clip off the plug, install alligator clips and it works for me.
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Old 06-01-2019, 11:19 AM
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Get a adjustabl DC power supply. Like 100 bucks but totally worth it. Adjustable voltage and amps so you can do small sizes and large sizes efficiently without destroying things
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Old 06-02-2019, 12:49 AM
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Get a adjustabl DC power supply. Like 100 bucks but totally worth it. Adjustable voltage and amps so you can do small sizes and large sizes efficiently without destroying things


Tp will this do?
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Old 06-02-2019, 01:20 AM
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I'm going to say that since the charger is listed as "automatic" it won't. They shut off when not hooked to a battery.

Check my Amazon link above for a DC power supply. It's worth the investment if you want to keep doing the electrolysis thing.
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I haven't used one for electrolysis but I have used battery chargers to power car stereos and cb radios all you need is a cheap scooter or lawn mower battery hooked up. doesn't even have to be a good one, just good enough to hold a few volts.
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Not sure the size of the item your doing it on but I can use a small wall charger on a 50g bracelet easily. The trick is to use warm/hot water. Lots of salt. The closer the 2 ends are together the faster it will work. As long as the ends don't come into actual contact you will be fine. Photo is a simple charger setup with the 2 ends a couple mm apart
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For small items like sterling rings I use a cell phone charger. Clip off the plug, install alligator clips and it works for me.

Not really doing much at all
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Not sure the size of the item your doing it on but I can use a small wall charger on a 50g bracelet easily. The trick is to use warm/hot water. Lots of salt. The closer the 2 ends are together the faster it will work. As long as the ends don't come into actual contact you will be fine. Photo is a simple charger setup with the 2 ends a couple mm apart


I知 using baking soda should I put some salt?
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I知 using baking soda should I put some salt?
Forget the baking soda. Use salt. Dont even need to mix the salt in. Just dump a bunch between the 2 connections. If your cleaning silver I suggest using tinfoil in boiling water AFTER electrolysis. Now you can use that $38 saved to buy a couple silver rounds

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Forget the baking soda. Use salt. Dont even need to mix the salt in. Just dump a bunch between the 2 connections. If your cleaning silver I suggest using tinfoil in boiling water AFTER electrolysis


No just rust removal
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No just rust removal
Make sure the alligator clip is less conductive than the target. Or keep the clip out of the water.
An old iPad charger or power tool charger... some sort of old wall charger laying around should do the trick.

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Originally Posted by Steve View post
Make sure the alligator clip is less conductive than the target. Or keep the clip out of the water.

An old iPad charger or power tool charger... some sort of old wall charger laying around should do the trick.


Ok I知 on it. Thanks my bud
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Ok I知 on it. Thanks my bud
No problem. Hopefully it's enough juice. If not break out the car battery

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Make sure the alligator clip is less conductive than the target. Or keep the clip out of the water.

An old iPad charger or power tool charger... some sort of old wall charger laying around should do the trick.


I see it bubbling now I had to get the clip out the water. Thanks Steve
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I see it bubbling now I had to get the clip out the water. Thanks Steve

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Hey, Truth. I don't know where you got the info to use baking soda, but it's wrong. You need to use washing soda. It can be found in the laundry detergent isle. You might want to be careful using salt, depending on what material you're trying to clean up.

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Tp will this do?
I use something like this DC Power Supply Adjustable (0-30 V 0-10 A), Eventek KPS3010D Variable Switching Regulated Digital Power Supply with Alligator Leads US Power Cord https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073TW8H2S..._PQ-8Cb0HY8TH8
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