A DC power source is required to operate any plating or anodizing operation.
Some of our customers manage to plate using a 6 or 12 volt battery, or charger, and bulbs as a current control. This article explains a variety of low cost ways to obtain and control your plating power requirements.
However these rectifiers, designed specifically for the job, will enable the experienced plater to reach very tight tolerances and controls, and are much more convenient than the bulb method.
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