PostHeaderIcon Still working on a newer and better Hydrogen Booster for my old Honda

With the cost of gas prices soaring, I have been stressing about not using a hydrogen booster in my car so far this summer. I pulled it out to rework the design.

 

I have been working like crazy in the shop on a new design for my H2O booster. I am using all metal construction this time. The outside container is a large diameter metal pipe with a smaller pipe inside it. With metal, the water should not get hot anymore while running. The whole assembly will be placed in front of the car radiator in order to keep it cool.

 

I also had trouble with my old version arcing a bit in the contacts. It is very hard to get a good contact with SS plates without welding. I was using crimp on terminals and stainless steel bolts. But the terminals would start to deteriorate a bit and then start arcing. This would heat up the lead screws on top of the container and start to melt the plastic. Eventually the plastic would fill the space between the terminal contacts and the whole thing was dead. No power was able to get through.

 

My new design uses the outside pipe itself as the negative terminal, reducing the need for that terminal to be drilled through the lid as previously. The hardest part is getting a solid and secure connection to the inside pipe that will withstand stress, water, vibration and chemicals with time. I am going to try soldering strapping material inside the pipe in two places on the bottom of the pipe and then drill through that and thread and screw it down securely. Then I will coat the whole connection with liquid rubber. This is the stuff used to coat pliers and tool handles. This should give me a secure and permanent connection.

 

The inside pipe will be separated from the outside pipe with nylon screws threaded into the inside pipe. The head of the screw will act as a spacer between the two pipes.

 

I will be taking photos as I go and share it all if it succeeds.

 

 

 

 

by Troy Reid

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