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    not to sure on how to properly set up a battery charger for annodizing i have the charger wired to a dimmer switch to de rate the voltage but how do i de rate the amps as well? or will the dimmer also derate the amps to?or am i just shooting myself in the foot? should i just buy a rectifier and be done with it ?

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    See page 5 of the LCD anodizing instructions. By reducing the voltage, you are also reducing the current, since V=I*R (Ohms Law).

    If you have a battery charger already, dimmer switches are very inexpensive and can be tried to see if you like it. I personally prefer the automation of a Constant Current power supply. I no longer have to watch the anodizing tank, just set a timer and Presto! Great results every time.

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    • #3
      thanks

      thanks for you reply the battery charger has a 6 v 6ampsetting 12 v 2 amp setting and a 12v6amp setting any recomandations for witch on i shoud use im very new to this and understanding how to do this i just have to ask questions thanks!!

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      • #4
        Re: thanks

        Originally posted by danahenderson
        thanks for you reply the battery charger has a 6 v 6ampsetting 12 v 2 amp setting and a 12v6amp setting any recomandations for witch on i shoud use im very new to this and understanding how to do this i just have to ask questions thanks!!
        You're going to want to use the 12 Volt settings, probably 12V/6Amp unless you are doing very small pieces. Using LCD anodizing, you're wanting to run the parts at 4.5 Amps/ft^2.

        Also, a couple of question marks and periods might help, too.

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        • #5
          thanks

          Thank you very much for your help.

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