Introduction: HHO Generator-MacoBT

This is the way how to produce a HYDROGEN.


bylerfamily (author)2009-08-06

I wana make this!Can you tell me how? Plus what kind of power supply did you use?

macobt (author)bylerfamily2009-08-06

its simply,in plastic tube add water and litle soda in dust,and for inductors youcan use some steel plates and for power suplay you use DC power 12volts

tesla coil (author)macobt2009-11-19

What is the electrolyte???????????????? I am having trouble deciding one one

macobt (author)tesla coil2009-11-19

In right below you can ask qwestion for the community to answer.

oooobabyoooo (author)macobt2009-08-25

What I see in this video is patently dangerous! DON'T DO THIS.

There's no flashback suppressor in the plastic tube coming from the electrolysis container. Since hydrogen and oxygen are present in a combustible mixture, igniting the mix as it comes out of the tube can also ignite the mix all the way back to the electrolyser. If this happens, the whole thing will explode.

The only thing preventing this from happening so far is that your fuel & air mix is exploding just outside the end of the tube, which is blowing out the flame.

A flashback suppressor can be made from a piece of tubing stuffed with several discs made from steel screening. The screen will allow passage of hydrogen and oxygen gases out of the electrolyser but will absorb the heat from a flame front travelling back up the tube.

Install a flashback suppressor or prepare for a trip to the emergency room.

macobt (author)oooobabyoooo2009-08-30

yes there is water between the bubbles,there is no danger to explode

no, with this setup not nearly enough hydrogen is being generated to have a constant stream of it. if you look, there is water in between the bubbles. it is a good point though, when using high voltage definitely use a flashback suppressor.

bylerfamily (author)macobt2009-08-13

How many amps?

blackbeardlion (author)2009-06-02

if you add salt to the mix not only will it go faster but you'll also make sodium chlorate which you can use for all kinds of things!

msw100 (author)blackbeardlion2009-10-08

If salt is added it produces poisonous gas. There is plenty of this stuff on youtube along with instructions but always use a proper flashback arrestor as it will explode and ruin you day badly.


Sandisk1duo (author)2009-01-07

Please tell me that that's not directly connected to you AC line!

Kiteman (author)Sandisk1duo2009-01-07

It looks like it is!

(And, macobt, that's not "HHO" you are producing, but a mixture of 2 parts H2 (by volume) to one part O2)

killerjackalope (author)Kiteman2009-01-07

But would AC make H2 O2? it's going back and forth and errr maybe it would... Plus the wires were coming from below the vice, we might have hope yet...

actually, it would be:
2H2O ----> 2H2O2

benthekahn (author)damurdock2009-02-24

"2H2O ----> 2H2O2"

Doesn't that go against the law of conservation of mass?

damurdock (author)benthekahn2009-03-22

Yes, actually. Chemistry fail on my part, it would really be: (2)H2O--->(2)H2 + (2)O2

iguanian (author)damurdock2009-05-29

Um...I may be missing something, but didn't you just write the exact same thing?

You still have 4 hydrogen atoms and 4 oxygen atoms being produced in your equation. I think you meant 4 hydrogen and *2* oxygen atoms.

Then if you reduce the equation, you have 2 hydrogen and one oxygen; hence the HHO moniker.

damurdock (author)iguanian2009-05-29

Ugh. yea. My fault for not paying attention. (2)H2O--->(2)H2+O2

Ignore what I said, it was about AC as in I had a wee stupid moment - Thought it would be reversing back and forth not doing anything - rather than just changing electrode constantly, I understand the chemistry and all...

well, from what i can remember, most gasses are diatomic... so maybe

Not the diatomic structure - nevermind that comment I was being silly, you can electrolyse with AC, I was thinking of different things, AC shifts polarity back and forth, that's what the blethering was about...

oh, you ment hydrogen peroxide? you do bring up a good point, hydrogen and oxygen are created and come into contact in 1/60 second

No I meant that I had some idiotic idea that it'd undo itself. Ignore the comment...

Spose peroxide could happen somehow, though complicated.

Kiteman (author)killerjackalope2009-01-08

It wouldmake both, alternating at each electrode, 50 times a second.

Kiteman (author)Kiteman2009-01-08

But, I see above, it's DC not AC.

killerjackalope (author)Kiteman2009-01-10

Aye, twas a wee silly moment on my part...


macobt (author)Sandisk1duo2009-01-07

No,its connected to 12 volts from my power suplay

Sandisk1duo (author)macobt2009-01-07

oh, ok

golddigger1559 (author)2009-03-05

you should hook it up to your car now to improve gas mileage or you can make a very effective cutting torch that can heat stone very effectively

macobt (author)golddigger15592009-03-05

yes,but first I need to build biger and the plates to be from stainless iron. Thanks for watching the video Regards macobt

the_mad_man (author)2009-01-08

were does the oxygen go?

sabre (author)the_mad_man2009-02-16

the oxygen goes to the same place that the hydrogen goes. If you want to separate them then you must have a collection chamber for both the anode and the cathode.

the_mad_man (author)sabre2009-02-16

fair enough

natedawg66 (author)2009-01-30

not only are you making hydrogen, you are making chlorine which can be fatal USE CAUTION

___ (author)natedawg662009-02-09

only if u add Na Cl or another chloric? compound

___ (author)2009-02-02

how do you get the water from going down the bubbler? thanks!

S1L3N7 SWAT (author)2009-01-14

This is called electrolysis, I think.

gmjhowe (author)2009-01-08

Ah, reminds me of the fun of chemistry - oh how i miss thee

mikedoth (author)2009-01-07

How much current does this use, would it draw too much from a PC power supply to fry it?

macobt (author)mikedoth2009-01-07

my hho generator draw about 1.0 amp

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