Hydrogen generators and HHO tuning
Is HHO safe?
Green Source generators produce Hydrogen “on-demand”, which means the gas is never stored. The use of HHO in a vehicle is not more dangerous than the use of your regular fuel. Follow common sense and the safety measures outlined in the user manual.
Will this Hydrogen system work in my car?
Yes, our HHO generators and electronic controllers are designed to work in all types of vehicles.
All you have to do is:
- Select the right combination of HHO generator and electronic controller for your vehicle
- Install the generator without any air leaks
- Connect the wires as per installation instructions
Will it work on a diesel engine?
Yes, HHO works perfectly on diesels. In fact, diesel vehicles often enjoy better fuel gains. Usually, installation of the system is simpler as there are fewer sensors and less computer intervention to address.
What improvement in mileage should I expect?
Automotive HHO technology is proven to improve horse power, increase fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. In our experiments with a Honda Accord, we were able to achieve 53% improvement in mileage.
Results vary depending on amount of hydrogen produced by the generator, quality of the installation and whether you chose to fine tune the sensors of your vehicle with one of our sensor manipulators.
How much Hydrogen is need for my engine?
The amount of HHO required for a particular vehicle is determined by the capacity of the engine. You need to get 0.25 to 0.5 Litres/minute per 1L of engine size. For example, a good choice for a 3L engine would be a generator producing hydrogen at the rate of 1.0 L/minute.
Hydrogen supplementation is subject to the laws of diminishing returns. Mixing HHO and fuel improves the efficiency of the engine, but only to a certain point. Tests show that flooding the engine with more than 1 litre of Hydrogen per minute, DECREASES its efficiency and performance.
Do you include installation instructions?
Upon purchase, you will receive a link to the manuals. Our manuals offer step-by-step, easy to understand instructions with sections of more technical information for those who are interested.
Can I do the installation myself?
Most of our customers do the installation themselves. In our manual we guide you through every step and provide tips on shortcuts for those who are not mechanically inclined.
Can Hydrogen damage the engine of my car?
What is the best location to mount the generator?
Hydrogen generator should be installed in a location that allows for coolest operation, away from the heat of the engine. The most common mounting location is between the front grill and the radiator.
How often do I have to add water to the system?
HHO systems require very little maintenance. You will only have to add 500 ml of water per every 1000 km of driving.
To produce a useful quantity of HHO and increase conductivity of water the use of electrolyte is required There are a few types of electrolytes available. We recommend using NaOH (Sodium Hydroxide) or KOH (Potassium Hydroxide).
NaOH can be sourced in agriculture stores or in grocery stores labelled “Red Devil” drain cleaner, also available at industrial chemical suppliers and hardware stores.
KOH is almost 40% more efficient than NaOH. It is available on eBay and online chemical distribution centers.
Here is a list of online resources:
All HHO systems contain water, which will freeze in cold temperature and potentially cause damage to the unit. Here are some solutions that will allow to operate in below freezing temperatures:
1. A 50/50 mixture of water and isopropyl alcohol will bring the freezing point of water to above -30C
2. Adding NaOH or KOH to 1L of water will help to reach the following freezing points:
1 TBSP KOH = 30g = -2.8C
2 TBSP KOH = 60g = -5.6C
3 TBSP KOH = 90g = -8.3C
4 TBSP KOH = 120g = -11.1C
5 TBSP KOH = 150g = -13.9C
6 TBSP KOH = 180g = -16.7C
7 TBSP KOH = 210g = -19.4C
8 TBSP KOH = 240g = -22.4C
Most fuel injected vehicles are equipped with multiple sensors. Hydrogen enriched fuel burns more completely and efficiently. However, if the fuel to air ratio is not reduced, there will be a noticeable increase in power but NOT in fuel economy. Green Source offers Electronic Fuel Injection Enhancers (EFIEs), devices that electronically adjust the signals of the Oxygen sensors in order to allow maximum economy gains.
To get the most out of your Hydrogen system:
1. Control and limit the flow of HHO with a Constant Current Pulse Width Modulator (CCPWM).
2. Use Green Source ProTuner or EFIE to improve the economy of the engine and increase the air-fuel ratio.
Electronic Fuel Injection Enhancer (EFIE)
Green Source is the only company who developed a Universal EFIE. Our EFIEs handle both narrow and wide band sensor types; they fit any engine and can be transferred from one car to another.
Why is there a need to trick the computer?
EFIE electronically changes the signal of the O2 sensor, so that the computer does not interfere with the operation of HHO
Why is digital better?
Green Source EFIEs are true digital devices that do not trigger the “Service Engine” light. Digital EFIEs “order” the computer to add or subtract fuel by sending “authorized” compatible signals.
Do diesel engines benefit from an EFIE?
What is a Pulse Width Modulator circuit and do I need one?
PWMs are extremely important if:
1. You use such efficient electrolytes as KOH or NaOH
2. You like convenience of operation and prefer a quick setup other than optimizing the flow rate by experimenting with the system.
3. You live in a warm climate or/and require the generator to work near its maximum capacity
Why Constant Current PWM?
For example, if you set the generator to 10 amps; it can increase up to 15 amps when hot. This is not desirable as any HHO system requires a constant HHO flow; if not, it will keep blowing fuses.
CCPWMs maintain original settings regardless of the changes in the operational conditions.
ProTuner - the maximum economy gains possible
The Green Source ProTuner solves this problem by working with more sensors, minimizing the conflict and maintaining harmony within the system. ProTuner gives permission to the computer to use less fuel, thus increasing economy.
ProTuner is an all-inclusive automotive controller for any engine equipped with Oxygen sensors, IAT, MAP or ECT sensors. This controller also features an integrated CCPWM.
HHO configurations and fuel economy gains
HHO only, no sensor adjustments: 10-25%
HHO + O2 adjustment (Green Source EFIE or EFIE-CCPWM Combo): 15-35%
HHO + adjustment and balance of the main sensors (using Green Source ProTuner): 30-60%
How Hydrogen generators work
HHO helps the combustion process of the fossil fuel; it does not generate fuel from the water.
Dry cells vs wet cells
Importance of the number of plates
How much hydrogen can be generated from a liter of water?
One litre of water can produce 1,860 litres of HHO gas.
Each gram of hydrogen burned releases 34,116 calories.
How much electricity is needed to produce HHO?
Only 8 to 15amp of current are needed to create enough HHO for a standard 3L engine. This current draw is similar to turning on the stereo.