1-Total Test Strip legs units spread should not exceed 20 units total. If this happens you need to decrease the plating time. This will cause inaccurate results.
2-The Test Strip Resist parameters….Really depends on the solution’s pH
Since water boils at 212 Degrees F that is the max temperature any aqueous plating solution can at achieve.
A) Resist was designed for pH’s 0-7 at 160 Degrees F
B) Resist will hold up for a short time above a pH of 7 -12 ~ 1-10 minutes. at 120 Degrees F
C) They are baked at 175 Degrees F during manufacturing
This an organic resin and anything over ~ 350 degrees F will NOT WORK
3-Copper Test Strips will tarnish if kept in humid conditions. To clean the test strip follow the cleaning procedure for preparing the test strips, which is Soak a test strip in a soak cleaner solutions at 110-120 degrees F. for up to 30 seconds, water rinse. Then immerse in a 10% by volume hydrochloric acid solution for 15 seconds at room temperature then water rinse.
4-When plating the test strip in tank along with parts please note the test strip time may be different than the part plating times. The recommended thickness for the most accurate test is 100 Microinches.