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12 volts is plenty enough all you are useing it for is to eletrify the water/ baking soda. i made one and ran my 5 hp lawn mower off it as an experament . tolk a mason jar 2 strand of wire a bolt some metal washer and teflon washers and a battery out of my seadoo hooked the hose from the mason jar straight to the carbarator and was able to cut my yard for a half hour before the battery went dead with no gasoline at all.
Originally posted by warpboost
Thanks for the replies guys. I will look into it more, but I doubt I'll get one.
broadband I would like to hear more about your electrolysis engine design idea.
I have often wondered why a large alternator couldn't be used to generate the electricity needed to extract hydrogen from water, and then the hydrogen could be burned in the engine, and the free oxygen atoms could be used as an accelerant thus turning the alternator to keep the process going. Even if you had to have a small petroleum based fuel system to get it all started I would think it would be an improvement over burning straight fosil fuel.
Does anyone know how much energy is needed to extract hydrogen from water? Can someone tell me why that idea would not work? Would more energy be needed for hydrogen extraction than the alternator could produce?
i believe that show you are refering to is mythbusters they are paided to discredit these ideas to not give people hope of alternative fuels. there are patents on carberators from the 40's and50's that with small modfications were able to get 100 plus miles per gal. these were on v8's not 4bangers.
Originally posted by NWguy83
I was watching a car show on tv a couple of months ago. They tried out about every fuel saving gadget there was. None of them worked, and some were even dangerous.