How to Make Your Own DIY Homemade Ultrasonic Cleaner – Myth or Fact

Will a DIY Ultrasonic Cleaner beat our Kern models?

Will a DIY Ultrasonic Cleaner beat our Kern models?

Our quest for the mythical DIY ultrasonic cleaner continues. In all the discussions we’ve seen on the web this Yahoo Answers post is the closest we’ve seen to  a plausible, realistic approach.  The user seems to have all the right parts: a pair of 55 watt transducers, a 150 watt audio amplifier, and a steel cylindrical tank.  Where he (or she) seems to be stuck is in getting them to generate the required ultrasonic waves. A helpful Yahoo! (is that the term?) pops in and offers multiple suggestions.  The discussion gets a bit technical but it maybe that the user is missing something basic: do those transducers work? Buying them off eBay are fraught with all the dangers of the aftermarket.  Admittedly this is speculation but we’ve seen more than enough instances of eBay ultrasonic cleaner purchases go awry.  We hope the user didn’t get saddled with one of those.

Psst! Stay tuned for more information on a skunkworks project we are woking on for DIYers longing to build their own ultrasonic cleaner.  If you want a heads up, drop your name in the comments, we’ll put your name on our priority notification list.

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    Bob began working as a chemist in 1987 and remains a science geek to this day. After his PhD he worked on the bench in materials and inorganic chemistry for 10 years. He then took on a love for marketing and sales. He combined his passion for science and business and took entrapreneur general management positions in large corporations like Hoecsht Celanese now Sanofi Aventis, Bel-Art and Smiths Detection. There he learned what it would take to run a business and finally Tovatech was co-founded in 2006. Bob’s hobbies include playing, listening and composing music, skiing, working out, the internet and all things science.