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Re: My Copper and Stainless cell Project.
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2009, 04:49:22 am »
I'm very inpressed... after running the 3 parallel tubes for about 4 hours, now it is using 4.75 AMPs at 2.3 volts.

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Re: My Copper and Stainless cell Project.
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2009, 15:55:41 pm »
Ok, I found another anomaly... Copper as negative does help keep the water clean.. it actually cleans water. I deliberatly got the water dirty, and after running the cell for a few minuntes, the water clean up. it looks like the dirty particles bond to the copper.

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« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2009, 16:03:57 pm »
Ok, I found another anomaly... Copper as negative does help keep the water clean.. it actually cleans water. I deliberatly got the water dirty, and after running the cell for a few minuntes, the water clean up. it looks like the dirty particles bond to the copper.

Well thast frikkin amazing .

Push the voltage higher plz .

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Re: My Copper and Stainless cell Project.
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2009, 23:43:37 pm »
Quick update:

I threaded both ends of the 22 (1/4 inch) ss tubes, used 10/32 TAP.

The most important thing about building a High AMP cell, is to minimize current loss. loosing 100 milivolts to heat is huge...

All the connections and wiring have to be over rated.

The bigger losses are in stainless steel: bolts used as terminal. these need to be way over rated.

the Second Picture show what I'm talking about, 0ver 90 milivolts loss when using that 5 mm SS bolt. and the power source is only 2.7 volts 4 AMPS. so the volatge at the cell is only 2.6 volts.

Every little bit of losses needs to be elimilated for maximun efficiency.

One thing I'm going to help reduce current loss is to insert and crush solid copper wire inside the 1/4 inch SS tubes.

I will be using an old car battery case as the container for this cell.

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Re: My Copper and Stainless cell Project.
« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2009, 17:20:27 pm »
To reduce losses, the connections on the electrodes should be made under the electrolyte. Reference Bob Boyce series open bath designs. Also, copper connections can be made on the positive SS tubes, but the connection must be sealed by a sealant/goop of some kind, or the copper will start oxidizing, turn green and dissolve into the solution.

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Re: My Copper and Stainless cell Project.
« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2009, 17:35:07 pm »
To reduce losses, the connections on the electrodes should be made under the electrolyte. Reference Bob Boyce series open bath designs. Also, copper connections can be made on the positive SS tubes, but the connection must be sealed by a sealant/goop of some kind, or the copper will start oxidizing, turn green and dissolve into the solution.

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Thank you for the usefull info. that is exaclty what I will be doing.

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Re: My Copper and Stainless cell Project.
« Reply #14 on: March 24, 2009, 18:27:25 pm »
ok, I think I now have all the materials to complete this 42 tubes copper / SS cell.

I still have a lot of work ahead to finish.

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Re: My Copper and Stainless cell Project.
« Reply #15 on: March 25, 2009, 17:43:04 pm »
Quick update.

Finished cutting all the pipes to size.

1/4 inch SS = 5" long

1/2 copper = 4" long.