When I was 6 years old, I would sometimes copper plate something by attaching it and a piece of copper to a battery. I then put both objects in a container of water and added some salt.
I know the guy that anodizes uses a big power supply. I have only spoken directly to my friend, but there is some discrepnacy between Voltage sources and Current sources being best.
May 10, 2003, 06:14 AM
Formal education ending one month into the eighth grade, the balance of my knowledge comes from, as Perot said, from being a "Roads Scholar". For what it's worth, Current flows from negative to positive, so the item to be plated (anode) would have the positive connection and the base metal, (cathode) or plating source, would have the negative. You would have to use DC, of course. Solutions, distances from cathode to anode, voltages, currents (no, don't throw some raisins in the solution), and the other myriad variables are beyond me. It sounds like something that be fun suiting up for.
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