Disclaimer: this article is provided for information purposes only. Brown's gas is an explosive compound and can be dangerous. The author, this website and its owners cannot be held responsible for the consequences of attempting to convert an engine to Brown's gas. If you wish to convert your car to Brown's gas, you should go to an experienced professional to have the work done.
Water4Gas, runyourcaronwater, Fueltrips, drivewithwaterfuel, wam-a-bam. Do these sound familiar? They are a few of the websites that offer technology to run cars on Brownís Gas (HHO) that comes from water. Currently, these are the main water-to-gas players in the market. What is Brown's gas, and how does this technology work?
Should you decide to convert your car to this technology and you give one of these companies a phonecall, they won't ask you to put water in your gas tank. Nor they will tell you to buy a new car that already has a water-to-gas engine. Converting your car's engine is actually very simple. You wonít have to change your engine or your car computer.
The water-to-gas conversion kit includes a number of different parts that can be easily assembled at home over a weekend. Assembling such a kit should only require a few basic tools. The major components of a conversion kit are:
The electrolyzer, or hydrogen generator: usually a quart-sized container that you fill with ordinary tap water or distilled water. The container can be made of glass, metal or plastic.
The MAP Sensor Enhancer: this electronic device helps reduce fuel consumption without having to modify the engine or the computer.
The vaporizer: this adds water vapor to the engine to cool it down, thus improving combustion and fuel economy.
The PCV Enhancer: another great companion to your hydrogen system that improves the PCV (Positive Crankcase Ventilation) function. It protects your engine and saves gas.
The Vacuum T-connector: helps you splice the vacuum line for feeding the hydrogen and oxygen into the engine.
Catalyst: Ordinary baking soda.
Pure hydrogen is dangerous, especially storing it in large compressed amounts in containers. It can result in an explosion. However, water does not explode. That is why water-to-gas conversion kits do not use pure hydrogen. Since hydrogen is already present in water, it can be safely and easily released and consumed. So when HHO is produced, the by-product left after combustion is water. No harmful chemicals or greenhouse gases are being emitted into the atmosphere. You just need enough space under the hood to place a quart sized jar to put the water and catalyst. The catalyst is the substance that helps the electricity separate water into HHO. Without the catalyst, nothing can happen. This system uses ordinary baking soda, which you can purchase from the nearest grocery store. You may even have some in your kitchen cabinet.
Water is converted into HHO (Brown's) gas using electricity from the carís battery. The quart-sized water jar with a little bit of baking soda is placed under the hood. This device is connected with a fuse holder and wires to the carís battery. The vacuum and electricity from the engine produces the HHO gas. The HHO gas is then supplied to the carburator. As a safety feature, the connection from the battery to the generator runs through the ignition switch. This prevents hydrogen production when the engine is off.