Mounting A Hydrogen Generator In Your Car - What Most Kits & Manuals Don't Tell You
16 April 2009
If you want to increase your gas mileage by converting your car to run on water, it's not enough to simply buy or build a simple hydrogen fuel cell generator, you must also know how to properly mount one in your car without getting stumped by the hidden "mounting" issues most systems don't tell you about.
See, what many people don't realize is that, often pre-made or pre-assembled hydrogen generators bought from online auctions or made by people worldwide for you, don't always come with installation instructions that consider all the important "mounting" variables involved.
Here is a summary of some important issues you must consider in order to accomplish proper (safe and smart) installation of a hydrogen generator in your car.
1: Keep The HHO Unit Away From Extreme Heat
Hho fuel is safe when kept within the electrolyzer container. However, when dealing with a highly explosive gas it's a good idea to keep your hho generator away from any part under your hood that gets very hot. In other words, do not mount it right against the exhaust manifold or radiator and make sure the unit is not touching the engine in any way. You can usually find space between the radiator and front grill which tends to be the most popular spot in newer cars. Just make sure it's not actually touching anything that gets really hot and leave about an inch or two of space between the unit and any such area just to be sure.
2: Decide How To Mount The Unit And With What Support
Many creators of hydrogen car conversion kits and manuals tell you to use simple bungee chords to strap in your hho fuel cell device. In my experience this is a bad idea as bungee chords don't provide enough stability to keep the hho unit from shifting or coming loose altogether. It's better to use long metal strapping to secure it to the fiberglass bracing in the front wall of your vehicle. If you find that metal straps / clamps don't provide enough flexibility for your set up, use long plastic tie wraps and secure it tightly by passing them through holes you make in your fiberglass front wall. You may even want to make a custom base for it out of wood so that the hydrogen fuel cell generator sits snug in it's own exact shape. This way it can't move.
3: Position The Unit So You Can See The Water Level Sight Tubes And Refill When Needed
Most hydrogen generators for cars use clear plastic tubes that stick out the side of them and allow you to judge the current water level. When you choose a spot to mount your hho device make sure you can see these water level tubes without straining too much. Otherwise, you could forget to refill them within the necessary time frame and cause the engine to falter. Additionally, make sure it's in a spot that lets you easily access it in order to add water when needed. There is no point in installing a hydrogen generator that you cannot refill when the water level gets low.
4: Position The Unit So You Can Access The Electrical Connections For Occasional Tightening
With constant and frequent use, the electrical connections on a hho generator can loosen up. This is not a major problem and will only happen if the unit gets too hot. Make sure you have clear access to the terminals and electrical connections so you can check them for tightness from time to time. By mounting your hho device in an easily accessible spot you will be able to tighten any loose connections that may occur over time and thus have a better working hydrogen generator.
As you can see, there is a little more to consider than you may have originally thought when it comes to mounting hydrogen fuel generators in cars. Hopefully, these tips have helped you realize how important it is to make these critical "mounting" decisions before you build any do-it-yourself hho fuel cell generators, as you may need to customize the dimensions a little for them to fit and work right within your car's available space. All the more reason why I recommend choosing a complete system that covers all the bases including proper mounting instructions that don't leave out important information that can make or break your success.
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