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Electrolysis charger setting question

I have a schumacher se 40-ma. It has 3 choices manual. Conventional / low main. And maintainence free deep cycle. Which setting should I use. I tried on manual only shows 3 amp and is taking a while. Did remove paint over night. Still working on the other piece. More stubborn. Shoud I try the deep cycle? I tried to find a manual but it did not tell what the differences are between them. Except in telling how to tell which batt you have.
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Do you have an ammeter you can hook it up to? Higher is better.

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I have a multimeter
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I have a multimeter
Multi meter will have an amp function built into it but you need to CAREFULLY review the manual as to what the amp capacity the meter has. Unless you have a clamp on meter, the amps are read with the meter in series between the source and the load.. with a minimum of impedence. Loosely translated that means if wired up incorrectly the meter can disintegrate in a heartbeat.

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Also note, a lot of clamp on amp meters only work on AC.

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i'm guessing that deep cycle will be your highest current rating. it sounds like you can read the ammeter on the charger to determine the highest setting. it may take a few minutes to stabilize after changing settings

not being familiar with electrolysis, not sure what current range and other operating charecteristics/chemical formulaes are desired.

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In electrolysis and electroplating, the work gets done by the amps and the processes take their time.

Think of DC electricity as a waterfall = the height is the voltage, the amount of water going over is the amperage.

In Cominco, Trail, the zinc electroplating is 1.5VDC and 40,000A. The walkways over the tanks are the solid copper bus bars for the current!
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