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OK whats the deal with Mineral Water
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OK whats the deal with Mineral Water
I see a lot generators using no KOH , BAKING SODA ... nothing of the sort

they say the best is to use mineral water and distilled water ,

add mineral water to make the amps go up
07-16-2008 06:13 PM
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RE: OK whats the deal with Mineral Water
Just a guess, but I bet it's a simple (+ - + - ...) parallel design since it's a weak electrolyte.

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07-16-2008 06:37 PM
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RE: OK whats the deal with Mineral Water
colchiro Wrote:Just a guess, but I bet it's a simple (+ - + - ...) parallel design since it's a weak electrolyte.

Actually Rick this was talked about with a + - + tube design .
07-16-2008 07:35 PM
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RE: OK whats the deal with Mineral Water
The problem with mineral water is that they all are different. You will find that they have a typical chemical composition printed on the label, and they usually all have salt, potassium etc. in them. But they all have different concentrations from one to the other.

Essentially there is no difference between mineral water and other electrolytes, they will all aid the electrolytic process, because they will ionise the water to some extent. But NaOH and KOH are more controllable because they are 'cleaner' in composition (ie no unwanted chemicals in with them), and they are both excellent electrolytes.
07-16-2008 07:46 PM
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RE: OK whats the deal with Mineral Water
I see , Thanks for the info !
07-16-2008 08:08 PM
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RE: OK whats the deal with Mineral Water
colchiro Wrote:Just a guess, but I bet it's a simple (+ - + - ...) parallel design since it's a weak electrolyte.

Who has a good winter mix? It tends to get cool here(IA) in Nov-March.
Saw a post that included "snow melt". ?? Snow melt (to me ) is thrown out by hand or with a spreader on the snow.
07-17-2008 03:46 AM
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yote Wrote:Who has a good winter mix? It tends to get cool here(IA) in Nov-March.
Saw a post that included "snow melt". ?? Snow melt (to me ) is thrown out by hand or with a spreader on the snow.

I read that as being he used melted snow for the water. Which would be pretty pure.
The snow melt you are talking of would contain salt I would think and you wouldn't want to use that.
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07-17-2008 04:52 AM
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CitatioN10 Wrote:Actually Rick this was talked about with a + - + tube design .

I guess I meant +12 directly to the plates, rather than a cell with many neutrals.

There was a thread a few days ago about winter electrolyte. Most involve adding alcohol as an antifreeze.

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07-18-2008 05:54 PM
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RE: OK whats the deal with Mineral Water
Alcohol for winter
07-18-2008 06:27 PM
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