Battery Powered Plating Pen

£68.98 + VAT

Get complete plating portability with our battery powered plating pen. Ships with 3 x AAA long life batteries included. Ideal for gold plating jewellery and PCBs. This plating pen is included in our Battery Powered Pen Plating Kit. Links to this and other accessories can be found below in our ‘Related Products’ section.

Our Battery Powered Plating Pen is ideal for adding touches of gold to larger pieces of silver jewellery. For guidance on how much of our Gold Pen Plating Solution you’ll need, pleases click HERE for our Brush and Pen Plating calculator.

The batteries are easy to replace, so you don’t have to throw away the unit when the batteries run out and buy a whole new kit. Please use 3 x AA batteries (high quality long life). When inserting your batteries make sure the end of the battery with the small contact goes in first (positive) with the large contact (negative) pressing up against the spring contact. In the photograph you can see one of the batteries being replaced by our Battery Replacer. This reduces the voltage of our Battery Plating Pen to an optimal level for silver pen plating.This item can be purchased individually from our shop or as part of our Battery Powered Gold and Silver Pen Plating Kit by clicking HERE.

The battery operated pen is ideal for both decorative and functional uses. Here it’s being used to gold plate connections on a PCB. To see a project on selective gold plating the steel connectors on a Photomultiplier, please click HERE for our Electroplating Manual.

The battery pen plater can be used to plate our range of coloured golds, such as these rose gold plated sterling silver rings. To see a project on rose gold pen plating, please click HERE for our Electroplating Manual.

The battery pen plater is also great for rhodium plating the claws on diamond rings. If this is you main reason for using the battery pen plater, may we suggest you purchase the Battery Powered Rhodium Pen Plating Kit.

The ends of the standard nibs can be trimmed to achieve that perfect fit! Make sure the nib is completely soaked in the plating solution and the nib is fully pushed down into the end of the pen (the anode) so that the base of the nib is in close contact with the anode, forming a full electrically conductive contact.

The Battery Plating Pen can be converted for use with our power sources using the Battery Plating Pen Converter. 

The Spa Plating Battery Powered Plating Pen has been designed so that it can be easily taken apart for cleaning and maintenance. You can also buy all three of its parts for easy replacement. Click HERE for a replacement battery holder, click HERE for a replacement battery cover and HERE for a replacement electrode assembly. Click HERE for a link to our guide on how to maintain your battery powered plating pen.

The battery pen has the same exchangeable pen electrodes as our rectifier powered plating pen. This means you can match the pen plating solution you’re using to the most suitable pen electrode. So, if you were going to use our silver pen plating solution, you could swap the platinum pen electrode with our silver pen electrode for top quality silver pen plating.

Our Battery Powered Plating Pen Stand will help you keep your plating pen and all its accessories organised and ready for use. Please see “Related Products’ below for further information.

Features Benefits
Batteries are easily replaced when they eventually run out. You don’t have to throw the whole pen away and buy a new one.
Long black lead Convenient plating – no need to keep moving the crocodile clip
Platinum coated tip Improved plating performance
Tight fitting top Protects the end of the pen during storage and carrying


How to set up your Battery Powered Plating Pen from new

Our Battery Operated Plating Pen Kit comes with all of the items you need to get started gold and silver pen plating a wide range of small items. The pen is shipped with the batteries separate to the pen, so you'll need to insert them in the right order to get plating. Below is a guide to help you set up your pen correctly, so that you get the best plating results right from the start.

1. Setting up your pen from new

Your pen will arrive with the three necessary batteries separate to the pen.

2. Unscrewing the battery cover

To insert the three batteries, unscrew and remove the battery cover.

3. Inserting the batteries

Put all three batteries in, positive end (plus sign +) first.

4. Repacing battery cover

Screw the battery cover back on.

5. Removing the lid

Remove the lid from the electrode.

6. Inserting a nib

Position one of the nibs, which comes with the Battery Pen Plating Kit, in the end of the electrode.

7. Checking for contact

Make sure that the bottom of the nib is in full contact with the electrode.

8. Gripping conductor strip

Grip the conductor strip in the jaws of the crocodile clip. The pen is now ready for use. For guidance with using your battery pen, please click HERE and for help with maintaining your battery pen once you have started using it, please click HERE.

Technical Data

Voltage 3.0 – 5.0 volts (see notes)
Power source 2 or 3 x AAA batteries
Electrode Built in – platinised titanium (see notes)
Tip Point, Paddle. Fibre or Fine Fibre Nib


  • Depending on type of batteries and whether Battery Replacer is used.
  • We recommend that after each use the electrode housing is removed for storage
    as explained by clicking HERE


General guide;

Certain small items, for example Swabs, Nibs and Plating Pens can be sent by normal post within the UK

  • The courier option for UK deliveries is FedEx
  • Free UK mainland delivery available on orders over £100
  • International orders usually 3-5 working days.

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