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Old 06-04-2013, 08:57 PM
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Question Electro Etcher Voltage? - 12 or 24

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I am making an electro etcher. Should I make it a 12 or 24 volt unit and why. Also how many amps should the transformer be capable of handling. Thanks in advance


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Old 06-04-2013, 10:26 PM
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The standard Etch-O-Matic uses 12v AC and 6V DC (you need both). Not sure about the wattage but its modest, less than 2A I think. Some etchers do use 24v AC and 12V DC and higher wattage but it isn't necessary for the type of marking we do ...


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