FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Can you run this system on tap water?
Will it work on my car?
How much water does it consume?
Is this system dangerous under my bonnet?
What quality is the parts used in this system?
What happens if I want it taken off?
How can HHO be more efficient than just petrol or diesel?
How much will I save?
Is this proven technology?
How long does it take to fit?
Will it affect my insurance or warranty?
Does this system work with other fuels?
This breaks the laws of thermodynamics and therefore should not work?
What if the water in the unit freezes in winter?
Do I need to inform anyone else before or after the installation?
Do I have to remember to turn the unit off when not in use?
Q. CAN YOU RUN THIS SYSTEM ON TAP WATER?
A. Yes but the impurities in tap water mean the fuel cell would need cleaning more often and would not produce so much HHO gas. Bottled or distilled water is much better as it’s purer. 1 litre of water produces 1800 gallons volume of gas! This means it does not need ‘topping up’ very often.
Q. WILL IT WORK ON MY CAR?
A. It works better with the older car that does not have computer control over the fuel mixture (pre 1995) and works particularly well with diesels (& turbo diesels). Petrol vehicles after 1995 may need some extra equipment and small modifications to work correctly. However it will work on 99% of engines that use the internal combustion engine.
Q. HOW MUCH WATER DOES IT CONSUME?
A. Very small amounts, 1 litre of water can produce 1800 litres of gas! The reservoir will need topping up every 4-500 miles only.
Q. IS THIS SYSTEM DANGEROUS UNDER MY BONNET?
A. No! First thing you have to understand is there are NO safety hazards. This system is SAFE. Pure Hydrogen is dangerous. And it is dangerous to store it in high-pressure tanks. This system do NOT generate Hydrogen, it generates HHO gas. The presence of Oxygen and water vapour in the system makes HHO very safe! HHO is a powerful combustible gas. But it’s NOT explosive like pure Hydrogen. It does NOT need cooling and will be ignited only by the strong spark inside your engine. This has been proven by many thousands of miles of road tests in harsh weather and road conditions. Any unburned gas that did escape (this could only be the tiny amount held within the inlet pipe) would disperse immediately as HHO is seven times lighter than air. Basically you get the power of Hydrogen with the safety of a glass of water. Although HHO is a powerful combustible gas, it is only produced when the ignition is switched on and it is fed into the engine and burned immediately (this technology is sometimes referred to as ‘HHO on Demand’ for that reason). Even in the unfortunate case of a collision, there is no extra risk of explosion because there is no pressurised gas “tank” to ignite.
Q. WHAT QUALITY IS THE PARTS USED IN THIS SYSTEM?
A. These units are of robust construction made to withstand the rigours of road use. Unlike some units on the market, our fuel cells are built to exacting engineering standards with over forty years of car construction experience behind it and thousands of successful installs throughout the world. Other companies use glass storage jars! However, we have our fuel cells especially made for us out of bullet-proof Plexiglas, capable of withstanding very high temperatures. Internally we only use the best quality materials regardless of cost. We have our own fuel cells fitted to all our vehicles, as we are confident that our fuel cells are the best! The fuel cells also now come with a 2 year parts warranty.
Q. WHAT HAPPENS IF I WANT IT TAKEN OFF?
A. We can do this for you and it only takes about 20 minutes to remove. If you want it moved to your new vehicle we can do this for you also. Cost depends on the vehicles involved. Please call or email for a quote.
Q. HOW CAN HHO BE MORE EFFICIENT THAN JUST PETROL OR DIESEL?
A. HHO gas is 13 times more powerful than petrol or diesel. It burns at a higher temperature and in a nutshell, the effects of this technology, is lowered emissions and improved mileage, thanks to a MORE COMPLETE COMBUSTION. Petrol or diesel only releases 15% – 25% of it’s potential energy, instead of being converted to forward motion, is instead converted to pollution and carbon deposits (unburned fuel), as well as heat (global warming), vibration and noise. By introducing the HHO approximately 70% of the available potential of the petrol or diesel is attained. The carbon vaporises at 3000 Celsius resulting in a massive reduction in emissions and particulates. There is also another reason why this gas works so well in an internal combustion engine. HHO is made up of Hydrogen and Oxygen. The Hydrogen, being the smallest particle in nature, hits a droplet, cuts it into smaller droplets and attaches itself to the smaller droplets. Now the finer, hydrogen-enhanced petrol mist is capable of burning more thoroughly.
Q. HOW MUCH WILL I SAVE?
A. This is a difficult one as each vehicle is different and each person drives differently. You will see an improvement of between 15% and 70% (we have heard of certain vehicles in the US obtaining 250%, obviously they only did a handful of miles to the gallon in the beginning and may be open to exaggeration!). The average is 20 – 50% improvement in MPG. We try not to give over zealous claims so not to disappoint our customers. Most people are extremely pleased with the results.
Q. IS THIS PROVEN TECHNOLOGY?
A. This technology has been around for decades but only now that the prices of fuel are escalating has it had the innovation and financial backing it needs to develop. We are researching and developing our products constantly. However, now we are only making minor improvements on the basic simple principle.
Q. HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO FIT?
A. It depends on the vehicle but somewhere between 2 and 3 hours on average.
Q. WILL IT AFFECT MY INSURANCE OR WARRANTY?
A. This is a fuel enhancement system and, because it is semi-permanent, is not considered to be a permanent modification (it’s classed as no different to putting a high octane fuel in the tank). Most insurance companies in the UK already known about HHO systems such as ours and continue covering the customer’s policy. Conditions that may void a vehicle’s warranty are specified in a law called the Moss-Magnusson Act. This Act stipulates that a dealer cannot void a warranty because a vehicle is fitted with aftermarket parts. The Moss Magnusson act covers the USA. However it was the basis for the European Law passed in 2003. In October 2003, European Union legislation affecting the motor trade came into force. Its full title is ‘Block Exemption Regulations 1400/2002′ (in short ‘BER’). BER was bought in to close the loopholes that the warranty companies were using to get out of paying warranties to their customers. Even in extreme classes on aftermarket wheels voiding an engine warranty!!
Our system is classed as a NON- permanent fuel enhancement system, like the new ‘superfuels’. A permanent enhancement like a turbo would void a warranty. BER states that a warranty company has to prove beyond all reasonable doubt that the HHO system directly caused the engine failure. To do this they have to commission an independent automotive engineer to do a report and pay court costs. If they were just ‘trying it on’ then this would not be financially viable for them. The Office of Fair Trading is on our side here as well. THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION DECLARED THAT SUCH CLAUSES IN A WARRANTY DOCUMENT WOULD REPRESENT ‘AN UNJUSTIFIED RESTRICTION FOR THE CONSUMER’.
We do not modify the engine, only the fuel type. To date, we have not heard of any engine failures on vehicles running on HHO as an alternative fuel. For these reasons, it should not affect the customer’s insurance premium or vehicle warranty but they must inform their insurers/warranty companies or it may invalidate their insurance/warranty. For DVLA purposes this system is classed as a dual fuel like LPG. We issue notes to our customers for DVLA, the insurance and warranty companies when the system is installed explaining the system, procedures etc.
Q.DOES THIS SYSTEM WORK WITH OTHER FUELS?
A. Our fuel cells work with any type of fuel, Petrol, Diesel, Biodiesel, Vegetable Oil, Ethanol, E85, E10, and CNG.
Q.THIS BREAKS THE LAWS OF THERMODYNAMICS AND THEREFORE SHOULD NOT WORK?
A. A common fallacy is that it takes more energy to produce the HHO than the energy it releases. This is not true. You can produce HHO with as little as 1.5 volts DC and an amp of current. It is not only how it is done but also the way in which the HHO fuel cell is configured to permit a useful output with minimal power input. You can put 2 bare ended wires into a bucket of water with an electrolyte and produce a small quantity of HHO by putting a DC current through the wires. The principle is to produce as much HHO as possible with the least amount of electrical energy. In reality, once the HHO fuel cell has been charged up it actually acts like a wet cell battery. It holds a charge of 1.5 – 2.0 volts DC and can operate when charged with the power switch turned off, until the remaining suspended HHO gas is pulled off. The power switch is primarily used to maintain the HHO generators charge. All the electricity coming from your car’s alternator is in fact, free energy. Much of it is unutilised. Now since you are taking free energy from your alternator, to produce HHO gas from water, and pump that HHO gas back into your air intake, you are getting free energy, from free energy. Even if it is only “50% efficient “, it does not matter, because there was no extra power needed from the normal processes that operate the car, to obtain the HHO. No matter how you put it, the net efficiency of your car increases.
Q. WHAT IF THE WATER IN THE UNIT FREEZES IN WINTER?
A. Strangely enough it carries on working even if the electrolyte freezes. It takes very little time for the reservoir and cell to thaw as they heat up quickly. For some customers in permanently cold countries we have fitted a switch on the dash so they can turn the unit on manually when the engine heat has defrosted the unit. If you do not want the electrolyte to freeze at all add some rubbing alcohol (isopropyl alcohol, C3H7OH) to it. DO NOT use antifreeze as this stops the whole process. Even screen wash reduces the output by 2/3.
Q. DO I NEED TO INFORM ANYONE ELSE BEFORE OR AFTER THE INSTALLATION?
A. UK vehicles only. You will have to inform the DVLA of a change of fuel type. It would now be classed as dual fuel. Please visit their website www.dvla.gov.uk for further information. Exactly the same as you would have to do for LPG. Your vehicles registration certificate would then read ‘dual fuel’ next to ‘fuel-type’. If your car was registered after 31st March 2001, you may be able to change your road tax band so you pay less road tax. Again, you would need to contact the DVLA.
Q. DO I HAVE TO REMEMBER TO TURN THE UNIT OFF WHEN NOT IN USE?
A. We have now invented a safety device whereby the unit will not produce HHO gas while the engine is not working.