This Pen Plating Kit is great for quick, selective gold plating jobs on jewellery. It includes 25ml of our Gold Pen Plating Solution which contains 12 grams of gold per litre and has been specifically developed in-house for our pen plating system. Need help choosing the right kit for your needs? Click HERE to get advice from our on-line electroplating manual. The nibs that are included in the kit can be used a number of times before they need to be replaced. We recommend specific nibs are used with specific plating solutions to avoid cross contamination. This kit (or any of our other kits, equipment or solutions) is not suitable for plating on to aluminium or titanium and therefore can’t be used to plate iPhones and other similar products.
Your battery pen is shipped with the batteries separate to the pen. Once your pen arrives, all you have to do is slip the three batteries (positive end in first) into the battery holder and screw the battery cover back up and you can start plating. For a full guide on how to set up your battery pen from new, please click HERE. And of course, once the batteries eventually need to be replaced, simply insert three new AAA batteries – no need to throw away the pen and buy a completely new one!
The pen is very straightforward to use. For full instructions on use, please click HERE for a guide in our Electroplating Manual. Once you have started using the pen, it’s important to keep it in good working order. Click HERE to take you to our guide on battery powered pen maintenance.
The Battery Powered Plating Pen operates at a range of 3.0 – 5.0 volts. This can be modified by replacing one of the batteries with the Battery Replacer (included in the kit) This will reduce the voltage level of your pen when you need to silver plate with the Silver Pen Plating Solution. For instructions on use, please see the product page HERE.
The Mini Contact Probe is very useful for making electrical contact in small, hard to reach areas such as jewellery claws and PCBs.
Please ensure a good contact between the base of the nib and the electrode, as demonstrated in the photo.
We recommend that our pen is completely disassembled after each use and cleaned to keep it in optimum working order. For full instructions in pen maintenance, please click HERE for our guide in our Electroplating Manual.
If at a later stage you decide you’d like to move on to our LED Plating Rectifier, you can easily convert your battery powered pen so that it can be used with one of our rectifiers with one of our Battery Plating Pen Converters (click HERE)