Use this calculator to work out how long you need to tank electroplate to achieve a specific thickness of plated layer.
Before you start, you’ll need to work out the surface are of your work and decide how thick you want your plate layer to be.
Enter in your data and then press ‘Calculate’ to see the results.
Set the amps on your Tank Plating Rectifier to 0.2 amp and the stirring action on the Hot Plate Stirrer to minimum. Check the temperature of the Gold Tank Plating Solution is within the range of 20 – 22 º C
Weigh the Palladium Plated Test Strip to 3 decimal places.
Enter the result in the relevant box on the Gold Tank Concentration Calculator
Rub both sides of the strip that are going to be plated in the test with MPU Fine (if unavailable use MPU), rinse thoroughly under running water and check there aren’t any water breaks.
Do not use stir the solution in this step. Immerse the longer end of the Palladium Plated Test Strip in the plating solution up to the mark. Plate for 15 minutes, rinse the Test Strip and dry.
Weigh the Palladium Plated Test Strip to 3 decimal places if possible. Two decimal places will give far less accuracy.
Enter the result in the relevant box on the Gold Tank Concentration Calculator web page.
Enter the volume of the tank in the box on the same page.
Click the blue ‘Calculate’ button and read off the results below.