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Old 03-26-2008, 12:17 AM   #1
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Default Stir Bar Comparison Standard vs Starburst

Hi HBT'ers
I decided to put a stir bar together and purchased the necessary materials;


I used a 4.5 fan and used only one magnet;


Here is the Starburst Stir Bar loaded into a liter flask;


And here is a stardard Stir bar loaded into the flask;


I decided to get both types of stir bars and thought I would see which one performs better;


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Old 03-26-2008, 12:28 AM   #2
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Default The Competion at 4.5 and 6.0 Volts

The Starbust seemed to have a better vortex at both 4.5 and 6.0V
Starburst at 4.5 Volts;

Starburst at 6.0 Volts;


The Standard seemed a little more apt to throw due to its oblong shape and didn't generate as deep a vortex

Standard Stir Bar at 4.5 Volts;


Standard Stir Bar at 6.0 Volts;


Thanks to all the prior HBT Stir plate posters that I stole the design of the stir plate from.

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Old 03-26-2008, 12:56 AM   #3
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I use the star bar. It works best on my set-up.
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The pictures of standard and starburst at 6 volts look identical. I suck at those picture comparison games but did you post the wrong picture for one of them or is it really that close?
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Quote:
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The pictures of standard and starburst at 6 volts look identical. I suck at those picture comparison games but did you post the wrong picture for one of them or is it really that close?
2nd i think it is the same pic.
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looking at the image properties, it is indeed the same pic
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Just updated the picture links...my bad

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Thanks!! Looks like i will pickup a starburst for this project. Where can you buy these? i have everythign else i need lieing around the house.
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Ditto -

I searched and the one place I found had them for about $8 each.
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