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Hi guys. I was wondering if you those of you with electrolysis part cleaning could share your information again. There was a lot of old information on the old site that I was planning on using to restore my 1954 Case VAC-14.

Is there any special ratio of washing soda to water that works best. What kind of battery charger works best. I look forward to the comments.
 

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I like about 1 cup sodium carbonate per 2.5g of water, but it all depends. the more electrolyte, the more juice CAN flow.. you can max out a charger fast.. if it is a 10a charger, sometimes I weaken the soloution a lil.. as it may overheat the charger as the load never tapers off like it does on a battery, where, as it charges up, current goes down.. on electrolysis, current stays up. on a lil charger like 2a.. give it plenty of mix to make sure the electrons move good.

also.. anode number and placement ( line of sight ) is important. the more anodes the better.. and the closer they are tot he work piece the better... however if you only have a couple anodes.. don't get them too close as some of the part won't get hit.. alot of anodes? and you can get them close.

also.. hardware cloth wrapped in a loop on the inside of a 5g bucket makes a great anode.

anode is positive

work piece to be cleaned is negative.

keep the charger clamps out of the mix, as the positive one will erode.

A 'dumb' charger works best. a modern anylizer one usually won't put out power if it does not 'see' a battery... though you could perhaps trick it by hooking a bat in parallel to the charger and the mix..e tc..

for a medium bath.. ie.. 5-20g 10a works great.. have doene 10a on a 50g tank too.. works ok.

smaller than 5g.. 1-6a is fine.. more amps = faster.


you can parallel 2 chargers.. ie a 6 and 10 = 16

set em to 12v.. etc..
 

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Thanks for the tips. They are much appreciated. I was think of using some field fencing for the anode, but like the hardware cloth idea much better.

When I get some time to get this running I will have to post some pictures. From what i remember on the old site the parts seemed to come nice and clean.
 
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