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Transformer for Electrolysis Tank

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Old 03-23-2018, 10:33:06 AM
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As long as itís bubbling itís working. The rebar gets pretty gunked over but doesnít seem to dissolve as fast as the mower blades. Iíve got some shredder blades I plan to use in the best bigger tote.

Iím not sure if a bigger project would require more amps or a longer detention time
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With the set up I have now, I can't use the side anodes because the amp draw is too high for the charger. I would prefer a higher amp output power source because I want to speed the process up. I have been going at this project way too long using this method. It does however have it's advantages.
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I've had very good success with a re-purposed computer power supply. It provides 12 V and up 15 A - 20 A depending on which one you get. I've seen some that give 30 A
The conversion to re-purposed use is straightforward - simply cut off all the plastic connectors - segregate the wire colours i.e. black, yellow, orange and red.
The black is the 0V and the yellow is +12V . To make it wake up connect the green to one of the black wires. The black - red is +3.3 V and the black-orange is +5 V
The neat thing is that if it is overloaded it simply stops working. You unplug, wait 6 seconds and plug in again and it works.
Most small computer shops have stacks of these things - usually give them away.
You tube has lots of conversion videos - they are called "ATX Power Supplies"
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Old 09-25-2018, 01:49:51 PM
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Default Re: Transformer for Electrolysis Tank

One of the best pages on converting ATX power supplies IMHO.

There is a method of using AC motor capacitors to derive 15 volts from the mains without a transformer. The more caps the more amps. The power factor though is crap and the danger is quite high. There is no isolation at all.

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