What Type of Hydrogen on Demand Generator Kit to Buy and Where to Buy It
If you are still concerned with the price of petrol or diesel, and will it return to the dizzy heights of 2008, then perhaps you should consider the Hydrogen-on-Demand Fuel Enhancement Systems for fuel savings for your car.
These systems have gained popularity over the past 12 months with the advent of expensive petrol in most countries in the world, and I have looked at several types of kits.
Why Bother with This Technology?
Although prices have come down to a realistic level you can still save money, maybe around 30% of your fuel bills. So for a 60 litre fuel tank, this still gives you a saving of around 6 litres or at Australian prices today (Jan 2009) around AUD6.00.
By fitting an electrolyzer kit you can then gain that each time you fill up with fuel, so the savings go on and on.
In simple terms these system consist of one or more interconnected cells filled with water and an electrolyte. When the engine is running, a current passes through the electrodes in the cells and electrolysis takes place, and Hydrogen is released to be fed directly into the engine air intake. This provides extra fuel, one which burns with zero emissions. Hydrogen also causes petrol or diesel to be burned more completely, thus resulting in a cleaner exhaust from the engine.
Is it Safe?
Yes!! Although Hydrogen is a highly flammable gas, it is only produced when the engine is running and then it is burnt immediately. This is why it is called Hydrogen-on-Demand (HOD). There is no Hydrogen tank on the car to ignite and cause an explosion.
What About Maintenance?
Hydrogen on Demand systems produce hydrogen through electrolysis of the water so it is necessary to top up the cells occasionally with distilled water.
What are the Gains Likely to be?
We have fitted different types of kits to our cars over the past 6 months and found two which really outperform the others:
- Upgrade V2 Water4Gas Kit
The first is a greatly enhanced version of the original glass jar kit as promoted by the Water4Gas manuals, and the second is an entirely different design of hi-grade plastic with stainless steel electrodes.
Having fitted these to several sized cars the gain has averaged around 35% with a much smoother running engine, and less exhaust emissions. This kit comes complete ready-to-fit with hoses and wiring and electrolyte and the kits contain a number of electrolysers depending on the size of your car engine. One is suitable for up to 3000cc.
The electrodes are constructed from stainless steel plates rather than the original wire electrodes and they can now produce up to 5 times the gas of the original water4Gas design, thus needing less electrolysers for large engines.
This is a newer design of fuel enhancer kit constructed from a quality plastic housing and top complete with hydrogen outlet, all wiring and easy-fill cap. This also has stainless steel electrodes which can also produce more HHO gas than most designs.
By using a plastic container the slight possibility of the glass electrolysers breaking with excess heat has been removed as the plastic will withstand over 100degC and they have a water level indicator for ease of maintenance.
What do These Kits Cost?
The costs depend on the size of your car’s engine, and as they come complete it is easy for a mechanically minded person to fit them to any car. Both types come with comprehensive installation instructions.
As a rule you should be able to recoup the cost in less than 10,000km driving, or less than 12 months, and after that you are still saving $3/100km.
We’ve purchased both types of kits and installed them, and have also spent extensive time on the Internet reviewing them, finding people who have installed them and seeing which work, and which don’t.