HHO car conversion has become incredibly simple since 2004. Now in 2009, there is a boom in the number of people converting their cars to water. With the wealth of proper, easy to implement, instructions available, no-one should be missing out on running their car for half the cost of pumping it full of gas each week.
HHO car conversion is still a hybrid system. It consists of a kit which adds a form of hydrogen and oxygen to gasoline in a standard gas or diesel engine. It is perfectly legal and safe. But before going into how it all works, a few other benefits of converting to water power in cars should be indicated.
HHO Car Conversion Facts
Important to many people is the fact that a system using a combination of hydrogen (Brown’s gas, to be precise) and gasoline extends the life of engines by as much as 70%. It also makes the engine run more quietly.
Warranties are not affected by adding an HHO kit. The structure and function of the engine is not at all affected by the introduction of this apparatus.
Due to the way oxyhydrogen is burnt, the performance of the vehicle is improved. That is not referring to efficiency. It means acceleration and torque are increased.
While you will still have harmful emissions from the gasoline used, the only byproduct of the hydrogen/oxygen combination is water, making that part of your fuel consumption green and clean.
The savings on buying gas range from 25% to 60%. This is the main reason for most folk opting for an HHO car conversion.
Tax incentives are offered if you convert a car to HHO power. $2,000 for a standard car and up to $50,000 for a truck over 26,000 lbs.
An HHO kit manual is necessary. It should be less than $70. The materials cost under $150. If you are not mechanically minded, a mechanic could charge around $200 for making and fitting the kit. Alternatively, you could opt for a ready to fit kit, but these start at $5,000 and are no more effective than making your own.
How HHO Car Conversion Works in Simple Terms
A hydrogen cell is created, often using CPVC as the housing. An electrolyte, frequently platinum or stainless steel, is inserted. More frequently, what is known as a proton exchange membrane is used. A small quantity of water is introduced into the cell. An electric current is passed through the water, drawn from the car’s battery. The H2O is converted to HHO. The hydrogen atoms are then split into negative electrons and positively charged protons. Brown’s gas is produced and inducted, with a mixture of oxygen, into the engine for use as fuel.
The chemistry may sound complicated, but physically making the cell is not. Anyone can start saving money today, instead of paying crazy gas prices, by doing their own HHO car conversion.