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Dual Mode Hydrogen Generator SuperKit9
Please read this manual thoroughly and carefully before beginning. It contains useful tips and safety information, especially related to chemical selection, necessary for the extended use of this device.
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Before You StartWhile the recommended chemicals have been chosen for safety and accessibility, it is important to remember that, even though it may be perfectly safe for you, you may still be creating a hazard for other people and pets. Please be careful and dont leave this device or any chemicals unattended. We at Green Source take no ones safety for granted and so explains the overly cautious nature of this manual. While hydrogen generation makes for a great science experiment, it is not meant to be used by unsupervised children!
Pre-Installation Check ListPre-plan your installation and gather any necessary tools before you start the actual work. NOTE: Green Source also sells a budget version of this kit called a Basic generator. It operates the same way as SuperKit9 but does not come with the components of the SuperKit. However, a fuse and a flashback arrestor are important and are recommended. This kit should operate with either a 10 amp or 15 amp fuse. 1. Tools and equipment that are helpful: voltmeter, electrical tape, wire crimping tool, drill & drill bits, selection of screws and screw drivers and wire cutters (side cutters). 2. Determine where you will position the generator. This should be away from engine heat as much as possible to allow for coolest operation. Positioning near the front of the engine compartment generally provides the maximum air flow and cooling. Most important is to keep any wiring and hoses away from moving parts (fans etc) and high heat sources such as exhaust manifolds. Other popular spots include near the firewall and brake booster. 3. Determine how you will secure it in place: bungee cords or large tie wraps are good options. 4. Determine where to inject the HHO into the cars air stream. Usually the air intake OR air filter housing are good choices. 5. Find a 12 volt electrical source, preferably, an ignition switched 12 volt electrical point to power the generator. A switched point means a place where the power turns on and off automatically when you turn on the key. Look in the fuse box for a connection terminal that turns on and off with the key. You can check this point with a volt meter, looking for 12Volts OR a test light OR a simple 12Volt light bulb, if you have neither equipment mentioned. While attaching directly to the battery and using the toggle switch is safe and convenient, its only a matter of time before you leave it on and wake up to a dead battery in your car. Also, it prevents the possibility of pooling up HHO in the air intake when parked, for example, while refueling. While unlikely to damage anything, it can result in an alarming backfire noise from the engine. 7. Determine where you would like to position the illuminated toggle switch.
Quick Install Overview1 Installing the GeneratorGenerator secured near front for best air circulation, hoses and wires neatly and safely routed and secured. HHO hose and flashback arrestor are mounted close to the engine in the air intake.
2 Installing the Flashback ArrestorA Flash Back/Check Valve is always recommended. The flash back valve could save the generator, and maybe you, if the engine creates a spark. Test the valve for flow direction before installing it by blowing through it. It will block air/gas flow in the reverse direction. Flow is towards the wider half of the body as shown at left.
See a typical flashback arrestor installed at left. Many installers cut a small length of hose, ie. 30 cm so the flashback arrestor is installed close to the vehicles air intake as shown.
3 Connecting Generator to Air Intake See a typical HHO hose installation neatly injecting into the air stream through a tight, 3/8 hole. The hole should be sealed with silicone even though it is probably already leak free. Most modern vehicles have well sealed air intake systems. You simply need to drill a small hole (3/8 inch) into the air intake system, usually after the air filter, close to the engine but BEFORE any turbo charger you may have. Then feed the hydrogen hose into it, secure the hose well with tie wraps and seal the hole with silicone. Make sure the generator is well secured and any wires/hoses are not in danger of heat from exhaust manifolds, moving parts such as the fan etc. On a carbureted vehicle, the vinyl hose can then be routed to the air intake as on a fuel injected vehicle, or as shown at left, can be patched into the PCV hose with a tee connector. This is for Positive Crankcase Ventilation and will draw the hydrogen directly inside the carburetor, where it cannot escape. You could try running it into the air filter on top of the carburetor, but this will probably NOT work since hydrogen is half the weight of helium and when let loose will try to ascend at 70 km/h (45 mph). The down draft of the engines vacuum may not be enough to draw in the hydrogen and it will escape.
4 WiringGreen Source generators are designed to be high performance while still very cost effective. One step in achieving that was making an efficient generator that does NOT require excessive current to operate. As a result, there is no need for an automotive wiring relay to operate this kit, saving you installation time and money. The first thing you should do is to add a fuse as close to the battery or power source as possible. Not greater than 10 AMPS to start. You may later increase this safely once you have determined your chemical and understand how much heat is generated. It is impossible to predict your application but automotive supplementation customers represent the majority, so additional hardware aiding installation has been included. 10 feet of primary wire can be used or cut as needed to make use of the toggle switch. Unconnected crimp connectors are included as not to limit your particular application.
The toggle switch, if the illuminated type should connect as follows: the positive battery terminal goes to the PWR (+ve) terminal (preferably ignition switched power if you can locate it). Connect the generator to the ACC (middle) terminal and GND goes to ground but this is only required to illuminate the toggle switch.
The OPTIONAL loop shown is actually a water trap and will help collect any moisture or potential spills in case you overfill, go over a bump etc. The loop needs to be BELOW both the level of the generator lid and the input of the engine so the water and/or electrolyte cannot flow and make its way to the engines air intake. .
Safety1. Most important is eye protection. Although it is unlikely to splash the solution and even more unlikely to splash it into your eyes, but the consequence could be severe. Please wear eye protection when working with chemicals at all times. Fortunately, these chemicals would rinse out with water if needed. 2. The mixture you will be using can be near the high end of the pH scale - highly alkaline. It will react with your skin and potentially cause a skin irritation. We strongly recommend using rubber gloves. Even small amounts of aqueous NaOH/KOH on your fingers, although it will not burn, will create a very slippery film that increases the chances of an accident. You could also end up touching your eye, nose etc. 3. Dont use this device anywhere you cant tolerate a spill! Pets, children and guests create unpredictable circumstances. Make sure the area is spill friendly. 4. This unit produces hydrogen and oxygen in stoichiometric (perfect) proportions. It has been referred to as boom gas for a reason. If you are collecting the gas, for example in a balloon, take care that it doesnt ignite on you. It sounds like a canon! 6. KEEP AWAY FROM CHILDREN 7. The use of a flash back arrestor is recommended. These are also available through Green Source and are included in some kits. USE a FUSE, 10 or 15 amps maximum. A flash back arrestor could prevent your application from sending a flame back into the rector, in the unlikely event that it sparked. Carbureted vehicles are more likely to backfire than modern fuel injected types. The water loop demonstrated in this manual is useful, but do NOT attempt to use it if you are connecting to a vacuum line. Your engine will suck the water right in from the hose. In fact, your generator is NOT RECOMMENDED to use under heavy vacuum conditions. It is preferred to connect to the air intake of your vehicle. Many users simply inject into the air filter compartment.
Electrolysis Mode VS Chemical ModeElectrolysis Mode offers ease of use, simple and fast on-off operation more suitable for short trips, less intense chemicals but lower flow rate (hydrogen production). Electrolysis makes HHO (called Browns gas). In most modern vehicles (ie those equipped with an oxygen (O2) sensor) the computer will detect the increase of oxygen present in the exhaust system and attempt to counter it by adding more fuel. This is exactly what you DONT want. Typically, vehicles still enjoy a noticeable increase in power/fuel economy even with the extra oxygen present. If you are determined to squeeze all that can be had from this technology, you may want to consider adding a fuel injection enhancer. Chemical Mode offers very high hydrogen output and simple, electricity free operation. Oxygen produced forms an oxide on the aluminum resulting in pure H2 being released. This mode will