How to Build a Hydrogen Generator for a Vehicle How to Build a Hydrogen Generator for a Vehicle

What You'll Need
8 Stainless steel electrolyte plates
9 PVC spacers or nylon washers
Half gallon plastic container with lid
Distilled water
Salt/baking soda
2 screws
Bolt nuts
Clear tubing
2 leads/wing nuts
2 PVC fittings
DC power
Power cables with clamps

Building a hydrogen generator for your vehicle is an efficient and novel way of cutting down fuel costs substantially. This generator works on water and breaks it down to form HHO or Brown’s gas, replacing the need for using gasoline as your car’s fuel. Following is an easy step by step procedure on building one of such hydrogen generators. 

Step 1:  Building the Electrolyte

You will be electrolyzing the water and breaking it down using a stainless steel electrolyte. This will go inside a plastic container half-filled with water and, therefore, convert H2O to HHO. Use 8 stainless steel (16x20 cm) electrolyte plates and stack them on top of each other. These should already have a hole on top. Drill another hole as thick as 1 centimeter on all of these plates. Place the PVC spacers between each of them. These spacers should be almost as long and wide as the steel plates, and the thickness should be 3mm. You can also use nylon spacers instead of PVC. These can be cut in strips and placed between the plates evenly. Eventually, the steel plates should not be touching each other. Now stack the plates on top of each other, place two nails within the holes and bolt the nails in place with nuts.

Step 2: Preparing the Plastic Container

Insert two long screws inside the plastic lid and seal the gaps created with silicon. Attach a lead to each of the screw by coiling it around it, and let it be outside the container. Now, make another hole in the lid and insert rubber tubing inside it, semi-immersing it in water. Let the other end of this tubing open up into the air intake plastic housing of your car (this is in the middle of your car’s air filter and engine). You will have to drill a hole in the intake housing to let the tube in. For firmer connection, use PVC fittings on both ends of the tube. Now, pour distilled water into the container but only fill it halfway. Put in half a teaspoon of salt or a full teaspoon of baking soda and mix it well. Place the stainless steel electrolyte within the container, making sure it is well immersed. Any gaps within the container should be filled with silicon to prevent leakage of gas. You will see bubbles instantly forming within the container, indicating the production of brown’s gas.

Step 3: Connection to Power

Lastly, connect the leads of the container screws to the positive and negative terminals of the DC power using clamps. If leads are not making a convincing connection, use wing nuts instead. You can also connect it directly to the car’s battery, in which case the negative gets connected to the negative terminal of the battery, but the positive terminal should be connected to the fuse box’s ignition relay. This is to ensure that the generator is only turned on when the car is switched on too.

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