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    Default My Ultrasonic Cleaner

    On 13 December I ordered a Driver Board and 2 x 50W 40kHz transducers from Banggood.

    This : https://www.banggood.com/AC-220V-Ult...r_warehouse=CN
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    Collected the package on 18 January from Botswana Post. Had to pay BWP8-00 for the local duties.

    This is what I got.
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    First order of business.... fix the transducers to the s/steel bucket.



    Now wait for tomorrow for the epoxy to cure properly.

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    And there was evening, and there was morning.

    Some more parts.

    12V DC fan. (Only one needed). 12V Power Supply. On/Off Switch. Plastic Addis bucket.



    Cutting some holes



    It is coming togither.

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    Everything mounted and glued together.



    Lid on and turned right side up.



    The other side.

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    In action.

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    I like it!


    What parts will you be cleaning with it?

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    I like it. US cleaners are ridiculously expensive in ZA.

    What is the volume of your container? How effective is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SAND View Post
    ............. How effective is it?
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    Thanks for the thumbs up.

    I filled it with +- 4L water with a bit of dish-washing soap (Sunlight).

    First test was my watch. (Only the s/steel arm band! ) The stuff that came out between the links was unbelievable.

    Played some more with wife's jewelry. It seems functional.

    I need to play some more with the cleaning solution. The Internet recommends a little bit of ammonia with the dish-washing liquid into the water.
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    Cost:

    US$37.99 + US$4.47 via Air Parcel Register from Banggood. It took 5 weeks to Botswana Postoffice.

    BWP 8.00 for customs.

    BWP 89.95 for the Addis plastic bucket.

    The other stuff I had laying around.
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    Engine cleaner, then rinse in water ?
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    @Fluffy. Engine cleaner should work for greasy parts.

    For my own good, I will use softer solutions for the household stuff
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    How about the cleaning solutions sold by the gun companies? I use some of these regularly and it is most effective.
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    What are the two cylinder disc thingies and how does it work? Time frame?

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    Quote Originally Posted by plunger View Post
    What are the two cylinder disc thingies and how does it work? Time frame?
    Are you asking about this?

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    It is the ultrasonic transducer. Attached to the s/steel bowl it is causing the oscillation in the water at high frequency. 40kHz in this case.

    I'm not sure what you want to know about Time Frame.

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    Is it a hour long process? I wonder if Botswanas postal system is better than here. That was quite quick ,five weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plunger View Post
    Is it a hour long process?......
    No, a few seconds up to a few minutes, depending on the dirt. I won't run it for more than 2 or 3 minutes at a time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KobusDJ View Post
    In action.

    Daai ding is wild!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karoo Klong View Post
    Daai ding is wild!
    Ek hou van 'n wilde ding.
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