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Acid-Copper Electroplating Module Model 1000 Manual -Getting things ready
Electrolyte recipes

Electrolyte recipes
Bulk Acid Copper
Electrolyte Recipe
Mix components in the order presented!
Component To make 100 liters, add: To make 10 gallons (US), add:
deionized (or distilled) water 41 liters 4.10 gal
Concentrated copper sulfate (35oz.CuSO4/gal)* 30.5 liters 3.05 gal
35% sulfuric acid (car battery acid) 29 liters 2.86 gal
Concentrated hydrochloric acid (35% HCl) 16.6 ml (cc)** 6.3 ml (cc)
Lea Ronal Copper Gleam PCM+ additive 0.5 liters 0.05 gal
This bath is rated for continuous plating at 10 to 30 Amps per Square Foot (ASF) with a recommended agitation of 2 Cubic Feet per Minute (CFM) of clean dry air per square foot of bath bath surface area.
* Copper sulfate can also be added as crystalline copper sulfate pentahydrate. For the proper concentration, add 0.625 lb (284 g) of crystal to each gallon of solution. To insure complete dissolution, the bath should be pre-heated to 120°F (49°C) and stirred vigorously while the crystals are added. Generally speaking, it is better to add the copper sulfate crystals to the solution before adding the acid. It will dissolve easier and mixing will pose less of a hazard.
Component To make 100 liters, add: To make 10 gallons (US), add:
deionized (or distilled) water 70.9 liters 7.09 gal
Copper sulfate pentahydrate crystals (CuSO4·5H2O) 7.5 Kg 6.25 (2.84 Kg)
35% sulfuric acid (car battery acid) 28.6 liters 2.86 gal
Concentrated hydrochloric acid (35% HCl) 16.6 ml (cc)** 6.3 ml (cc)
Lea Ronal Copper Gleam PCM+ additive 0.5 liters 0.05 gal
** Adding 10 mL of 35% HCl to 100 gallons of electrolyte adds 12 ppm of chloride ion to the solution. For the recommended level of 75 ppm, add 0.63 mL (cc) of HCl to every gallon of plating solution. Do Not Add Too Much HCl!

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