RSi How it Works

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Brief Explantation

Rust needs free-electrons to form. The strong positive charge on the Anodes (Rust Magnets™) attract the negative free-electrons away from the structure and they now corrode rather than the steel.

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Full Explanation

Any steel contains millions of free-electrons which are negatively charged and move around in the metal due to positive and negative charge differences caused mainly by impurities in the steel.

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These small charge differences (normally around 1 volt) act almost like a magnet, and so the negative free-electrons are attracted toward and accumulate at the positive points.
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When these free-electrons are exposed to oxygen and moisture, a reaction occurs and they are lost from the steel. This reaction is known as oxidation or RUST.
RustStop® RSi outputs a positive charge onto the Anodes (Rust Magnets™), approximately 50 times greater than that between the impurity and iron atoms. The iron and impurity atoms are now effectively all negatively charged in relation to the strong positive charge on the Rust Magnets™ and so the free-electrons are attracted toward the Anodes (Rust Magnets™).
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The Anodes (Rust Magnets™)
now corrode rather than the steel structure.
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