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.
Battery Powered Plating Pen
£68.98 + VAT
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.
|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|
By following these simple steps each time you use your Spa Plating battery operated plating pen, you'll ensure its optimum performance and long life.
NB these instructions DO NOT apply to the most recent upgrade to our battery powered plating pens. Guidance for maintaining our current style battery powered pens can be found on the relevant product pages.
1. Procedure for storage after use
Remove the nib from the pen.
2. Battery cover
Loosen the battery cover.
3. Electrode assembly
Unscrew the electrode assembly.
Rinse the assembly well, concentrating on the electrode tip.
5. Leave the pen unassembled to dry out. Leave it unassembled until you’re ready to use it again.
Procedure for start up
6. Check the contact on the battery for any possible corrosion. If necessary, clean with a dry, abrasive pad.
7. Check the back plate of the electrode assembly for dirt. If necessary, clean off gently with your fingernail, NOT abrasive pad.
8. Screw the electrode assembly back in to the battery holder.
9. Tighten the battery cover (don’t over tighten).
Make sure the nib is fully wetted with the solution and in the case of pointed or paddle nibs, the back of the nibe cantacts with the electrode.
|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
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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