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#1 insutama

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Posted 08 July 2018 - 08:42 PM

So I just upgraded my psu on my desktop pc and the old power supply that I took out of my pc is a HP ATX style 300watt psu. Im wondering would a 300w atx style psu be sufficient to use for a power supply for chlorate cell ? 



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Posted 08 July 2018 - 11:22 PM

Depending on the output rating at 3.5 and 5 volts it should be a perfect supply. 



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Posted 09 July 2018 - 01:11 PM

i use a 600 watt computer power supply, i use 2 of them if one fails i have the other one running so you dont loose a batch. i use all the red wires and all the black with  the green wire withthe black



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Posted 09 July 2018 - 05:08 PM

3.3 v is 12 amp

5.08 is 13 amp

Would that work?



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Posted 09 July 2018 - 06:41 PM

i think so the amps seem a little high



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Posted 09 July 2018 - 11:52 PM

Consider your proposed annual use of oxidiser, consider how many amp hours will be needed to produce that much. It's expensive to buy the PSU for high currents but there are a lot of hours in a year ( 8760 ).



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Posted 10 July 2018 - 04:56 AM

that amperage isnt too high at all depending on the electrode sizes



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Posted 10 July 2018 - 04:57 AM

with mmo, you should be using a current density of around 250mA/cm2. The voltage should always be atleast 4v and at maximum 6v (no matter the electrode material or size)






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