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Etching solution/pre sensitised board query

Discussion in 'General Electronics Discussion' started by Canobi, Dec 23, 2014.

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  1. Canobi

    Canobi

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    Hi all


    I bought some pre sensitised board to try out recently and the datasheet mentions the use of ferric chloride as the etching solution. Seems the same for all brands/types I looked at and can't find any info regarding the use of other etch mediums as I use Copper (II) Chloride.

    Is this just because ferric is a more popular/common etching medium, or does anyone know if others can be used with it successfully?
     
  2. (*steve*)

    (*steve*) ¡sǝpodᴉʇuɐ ǝɥʇ ɹɐǝɥd Moderator

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    It is almost 100% certain that you can use any of the other popular etchants.

    However it is always worth a test. Expose a small piece, develop, etc., and etch it.
     
  3. Canobi

    Canobi

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    Thanks for the reply, I'll do just that then :)
     
  4. Canobi

    Canobi

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    Thanks for the reply steve, I'll give it a try :)

    Have a great Christmas and new year ;)
     
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