- 28 Dec 2019
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- Sandy Bedfordshire
Shrink wrap not to avoid a shock, the power is too low, but does ensure the current stays where you want it rather than being dissipated through you!Interesting. When you say a cheap variable voltage supply, do you mean something like this;
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I had seen people doing it with phone chargers. When you say to make sure that the rod is the same material - I'm a bit confused. I assume you mean that in a nickel acetate solution you can only use a nickel anode, and in a copper acetate solution you can only use a copper anode? Otherwise you get contamination and the plating won't work.
I imagine that I'll just buy strip nickel/copper so it can be bent over the edge of the jar and the crocodile clips attached to the outside.
When you say 'shrink wrap over the rod so it can be held' - what are you referring to there? Is that to avoid any shocks?
And at 3V, how long would you leave the average part to be coated, so it can be subsequently polished?