I do not care much for any of the DC0000
product design capabilities. My main concern is the size and position
of the holes in the plates. The Top hole, the gas out port, is
positioned too far away from the gasket. It allows gases to collect
in the area, above the hole, and below the gasket. This area must
completely fill with gases, before any gas can escape through the
hole. As the gases collect, they push the water level down; which in
turn, lowers the water level touching the plates. So once the cell
starts making gas, the water level decreases, and thus, the amount of
gas being made across the complete surface of the plates, is reduced
to a smaller area on the plates. Note, amperage draw does not change
because of this. It remains the same, but it passes across a smaller
area. That introduces Heat in the areas where the amperage is crossing
the water. Not only that, but it also causes more turbulence in bubble
making between the plates; because of the smaller area. That creates
the boiling effect that we identify visually as Foam or Froth. All of
this happens because the gases do not have a direct way out of the
chambers. It is force stored in the area above the outlet hole. That
is my opinion; what I see.
The size of these plates does not provide
much surface area for HHO to be made on, thus it becomes important not
to exceed Michael Faraday's recommendation of 0.54 amps per square
inch. That is, the maximum current carrying ability of a single plate.
It is the ability of one side of the plate, not both sides combined.
This is misunderstood across the HHO industry. The best way to
understand it is by comparing it with current carrying capability of
Wiring. Pass too much current across a wire that is too small and it
will get hot, no matter the length; although length contributes.
If you are having problems with the HHO production amount of your
cell, or the operation there of, I recommend the following:
Check the Continuity of your wiring; and
the accuracy of your ammeter or gauge. This needs to be done in order
to determine if the problems you are experiencing, are inside the
Here is my method of Troubleshooting.
- Make a good visual inspection.
- Localize the problem to a specific
section; power, wiring, electrode, stack; etc.
- Isolate the problem to a specific
- Fix or replace the component.
Check Continuity, or measure the
Resistance, from the battery --- to the positive, and then the
negative of each stack. It should be less than 1 ohm of resistance. If
it is more, then most likely there is a poor connection between the
meter leads. Once you know your wiring is good, to all stacks, Check
the resistance between adjacent plates. It should be infinity. If you
measure a direct short, there is a short; the plates are touching; fix
If you need more explanation about how to
do this, let me know.
Hope This Helps !