Carbon Rod Electrode for Beaker Plating

£6.39£7.89 + VAT

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The carbon rod electrode is a cheaper alternative to the platinum electrode.
It is very brittle and should be handled with care.

Features Benefits
Made from battery-grade graphite. Longer lasting. Doesn’t flake as much compated to less pure electrodes.
Can be used with a range of plating solutions.
Can be used with a range of plating solutions including gold, Copper Electroforming and Copper Strike solution.

Note: It is very important to use the correct electrode. If a stainless steel electrode is used for gold plating, iron from the stainless steel will react with the gold chemical and dissolve into the gold plating solution. This will poison it, making the gold insoluble and not able to plate. This will greatly reduce the efficiency of the solution.

Please refer to the table below when choosing the number of electrodes
required for each beaker.

Beaker Volume

Maximum number of electrodes per beaker

250ml 2
500ml 4
1 litre 6
2 litre 8



Electrode dimensions

Beaker volume

Diameter Total length
250ml 6mm 85mm
500ml 6mm 100mm
1 litre 6mm 125mm
2 litre 6mm 140mm

Base material: Pure nickel


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