How to choose Your Electrolyte
1. Start with Baking Soda. It is simple and cheap. If you can't get enough HHO flow ( 5 amps or more) then:
2. Get some Potassium Carbonate. It is much more efficient, makes more HHO and is still safe to use.
3. If you need High output , you can use NaOH (sodium Hyddroxide ) or KOH ( potassium Hydroxide) ONLY AFTER
reading and studying the included necessary safty precautions.
Each of these chemicals is aproximatly 2 grams/ml in density, so a tablespoon = 30 grams.
Typially you will use a mixture as follows:
Baking Soda: 2 tablespoons ( to start ) per liter of distilled water ( 3 maxium ) OR
Sodium Citrate: 2 tablespoons ( to start ) per liter of distilled water ( 3 maxium ) OR
NaOH: 1/2 TABLESPOON ( TO START ) PER LITER ( 1.5 MAXIMUM ) OR
KOH: 1/2 TABLESPOON ( TO START ) PER LITER ( 1.0 MAXIMUM )
E-22 ( this is a combination of KOH,NaOH , CITRIC ACID, UREA )
Note, these are guidelines and you should start with less until you are familiar with the process. Half the above mentioned amounts will be a good starting point.
Also with NaOH/ KOH you will probally require a PWM controller to limit the current, HHO flow rate and heat.
Over driving the generator by use of too much chemicals can be dangerous and can ruin the generator.
Maintaining Proper Electrolte Temperature and Current
5-6 amps to start is typical at room tempature and will increase to around 9 amps when fully warmed up.
Most chemicals start to break down when you get around 130 F. If you don't over heat your generator then all you have to add is distilled water.
If you make to little HHO you will not get the full benifit and if you make to much you will boil the water and need
to replace the electrolyte.
Dealing with winter operation
If useing Baking Soda add isopropyl alcohol 50% it will yield a -30 below.
With KOH/NaOH JUST INCREASE THE CONCENTRATION OF THE CHEMICALS AND 28% WILL YIELD A - 40
BUT YOU HAVE TO USE A PWM TO CONTROL IT.