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Why does my HHO generator not work Answered

I build this HHO mason jar type out of stainless steel plates nylon rods en nylon washers with a 50Watt 12V supply. But it doesn't do enything

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Downunder35m

Best Answer 22 days ago

As a suggestion for you plate setup:
Mount all plates into one stack but have one connection in the middle and two at the ends.
Then, like you already have use metal strips to go to the top connectors for your wires.
The loop you have at the bottom will act like a reflector.
Current wants to go where the plates are but the loop provides a different potential for half of your stack, like sucking your energy down to make a bad explanation.
In better words it means that the electrical potential between your plates will be lowered by quite a bit.

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MC92Downunder35m

Answer 22 days ago

I found out I need 2 neutral plates for my setup and what you say remove the large "wire" at the bottom

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Downunder35m

24 days ago

Your setup is quite weird...
You want about 2.2- max 2.6V per plate.
For a 12V supply you need 4-5 neutral plates between the ones connected to power.
Judging by the brown color of your water you are not using stainless steel and maybe not the right electrolyte either.

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MC92Downunder35m

Reply 24 days ago

Is potassium sulfate the reason for brown water?

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Downunder35mMC92

Reply 23 days ago

Well, it certainly is not the best option here.
The suphates will be part of the reaction and through contamination slow the process down.
Distance is also vital.
I suggest to try sodium hydroxide (drain cleaner without aluminium shavings).
About 2 tablespoons per liter of water should at least give you some bubbles.

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petercd

24 days ago

The main problem is current leakage to that big unshielded submerged end plate connection.
Rather run a copper cable above the liquid surface and shield any exposed copper as best as you can with shrink wrap or electrical tape.