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Electronic water de-scaler

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stevez

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For a time there were people who manufactured a device that they claimed would prevent the build up of scale on piping and components in water systems and would also work to remove or "descale" and accumulation prior to the installation of their device. Some electric power was provided. I wasn't convinced they did anything and others who bought the things eventually regretted making the purchase.

At a basic level it seems reasonable that an electric current could impact the formation of scale but there is so much variability in a normal water system that it might help to remove scale in one place and deposit twice as much in another.

As I understand it, this is quite different that systems that use electric current to slow or stop corrosion.
 

Nigel Goodwin

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The UK magazine EPE did a PIC based 'experimental' project for this a while back, in October 1997 - you can download the software from here **broken link removed**. You can order back issues from their website.
 

M.Joshi

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Circuit without µC

A few years back, I saw a circuit for an electronic water de-scaler in EPE magazine. It used a 555 timer to generate the signal not a µC.
 

Nigel Goodwin

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Re: Circuit without µC

M.Joshi said:
A few years back, I saw a circuit for an electronic water de-scaler in EPE magazine. It used a 555 timer to generate the signal not a µC.

Yes, that was an older one - I seen to remember that the PIC article was an updated 'improved' version.
 

M.Joshi

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RE: Re: Circuit without µC

The circuit I saw was actually in the Electronics and Beyond magazine not EPE.

Surely there must be schematics on the web somewhere?
 
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