Frequantly Asked Questions

CAN YOU RUN THIS SYSTEM ON TAP WATER?
Yes but the impurities in tap water mean the fuel cell would need cleaning more often and would not produce so much HHO gas. Bottled or distilled water is much better as it's purer. 1 litre of water produces 1866 litres of gas! This is a fact, not made up! This means it does not need 'topping up' very often.

WILL IT WORK ON MY CAR?
Yes. It works with all fossil fuelled engines but works particularly well with diesels (& turbo diesels). Petrol vehicles after 1995 may need some extra equipment and small modifications to work correctly. However it will work on 99% of engines that use the internal combustion engine...even hybrids. All other HHO companies are finding their systems with some of the latest breed of Diesel engine management systems (euro V compliant) We are the only company to develop a patented electronic solution. Other companies will not tell you this!

HOW MUCH WATER DOES IT CONSUME?
Very small amounts. It's difficult to give an exact amount as there are so many variables. However, on average, the reservoir will need topping up every 300-500 miles only depending on what size reservoir will fit under the bonnet.

IS THIS SYSTEM DANGEROUS UNDER MY BONNET?
No! Although Hydrogen is a highly flammable gas, only small amounts are required to make a difference to the fuel economy.  The gas is then fed into the engine and burned immediately (this technology is sometimes referred to as 'Hydrogen on Demand' for that reason). Even in the unfortunate case of a collision, there is no extra risk of explosion because there is no pressurised Hydrogen “tank” to ignite.
First thing you have to understand is there are NO safety issues or hazards with this system. This system is SAFE.
Pure Hydrogen is dangerous. It is dangerous to store it in high-pressure tanks. These systems do NOT generate Hydrogen, they generate HHO gas. The presence of Oxygen and water vapour in the system makes HHO very safe!
HHO is a powerful combustible gas but it’s NOT explosive like pure Hydrogen. It does NOT need cooling and will be ignited only by the strong spark inside your engine. This has been proven by many thousands of miles of road tests in harsh weather and road conditions. Any unburned gas that did escape following a colision (this could only be the tiny amount held within the inlet pipe) would disperse immediately as hydrogen is six times lighter than air. Basically you get the power of Hydrogen with the safety of a glass of water.
HHO gas contains high energy, and in particular, generates cold flame with tremendous energy potential upon ignition. Brown's gas is
a special and highly efficient medium that transmits electrical energy to the atomic structure of a material and exhibits special effects that are
often unobtainable by any other means. HHO gas is essentially easy to handle, is odorless, and is harmless to the human body even when inhaled.
Further, Brown's gas is lighter than air, diffuses rapidly in air, and has a high initial flammability limit, which makes it safer than other combustible gases. Once it mixes with atmoshperic air it loses it's capability to be exposive unlike for example petrol fumes.

WHY DO I NEED AN EFIE FUEL CONTROLLER?
When adding hydrogen and extra oxygen, you o2 sensor thinks it’s running lean, fuel controller tricks the computer to thinking its running normal, which will results in extra MPG's.

WILL IT DAMAGE MY VEHICLE?
In research, vehicles that ran on hydrogen doubled their life expectancy, hydrogen keeps you engine clean and running cool.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I WANT IT TAKEN OFF?
We can do this for you and it only takes about 20 minutes to remove. If you want it moved to your new vehicle, we can do this for you also. Cost depends on the vehicles involved. Please call or email for a quote (see our contacts page).

HOW CAN HYDROGEN BE MORE EFFICIENT THAN JUST PETROL OR DIESEL?
Hydrogen is 13 times more powerful than petrol or diesel. It burns at a higher temperature and in a nutshell, this technology lowers emissions and improves fuel mileage, thanks to a MORE COMPLETE COMBUSTION PROCESS. Petrol or diesel only releases 21%-23% of it's potential energy.  Instead of being converted to forward motion, it is instead converted to pollution/carbon deposits (unburned fuel), as well as heat (global warming), vibration and noise. By introducing the HHO gas, approximately 70% of the available potential of the petrol or diesel is attained. The carbon vaporises at 3000 Celsius, resulting in a massive reduction in emissions and particulates. There is also another reason why this gas works so well in an internal combustion engine. The Hydrogen, being the smallest particle in nature, hits a droplet of fuel, cuts it into smaller droplets and attaches themselves to the smaller droplets. Now the finer, hydrogen-enhanced fuel mist is capable of burning more thoroughly.

HOW MUCH WILL I SAVE?
This is a difficult one as each vehicle is different and each person drives differently. You will see an improvement of between 15% and 50%. The average is 20 - 50% improvement in MPG. We try not to give over zealous claims so not to disappoint our customers. Most people are extremely pleased with the results.

HOW LONG DOES THE EQUIPMENT LAST?
We would hope for the life of your vehicle. However, it is early days yet and we do not have decades of data to work with. Vehicles we fitted three years ago are still going strong and no signs of fatigue as yet. There are no moving parts to replace. The fuel cell comes with a 48-month warranty.

WHY DOES IT COST MORE THE LARGER THE ENGINE
Because you need more plates (surface area) and more gas production which comes with more demand. Obviously the larger engines need more production of gas. Also bus and truck systems require 24 volt electrical systems.

IS THIS PROVEN TECHNOLOGY?
This technology has been around for approximately 100 years but only now that the price of fuel is escalating has it had the innovation and financial backing it needs to develop. We are researching and developing our products constantly. However, now we are only making minor improvements on the basic simple principle. Evolutionary technology not revolutionary. The ultimate goal is to have more HHO and only the smallest amount of fossil fuel needed.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO FIT?
It depends on the vehicle but somewhere between 2 and 5 hours (car to Articulated lorry) on average.

WILL IT AFFECT MY INSURANCE OR WARRANTY?
This is a fuel enhancement system and, because it’s semi-permanent, is not considered to be a permanent modification (it’s classed as no different to putting a high octane fuel in the tank). Conditions that may void a vehicle’s warranty are specified in a law called the Moss-Magnusson Act. This Act stipulates that a warranty supplier cannot void a warranty because a vehicle is fitted with aftermarket parts. The Moss Magnusson act covers the USA. However it was the basis for the European Law passed in 2003. In October 2003, European Union legislation affecting the motor trade came into force. Its full title is 'Block Exemption Regulations 1400/2002' (in short 'BER'). BER was bought in to close the loopholes that the warranty companies were using to get out of paying warranties to their customers. Even in extreme cases. of aftermarket wheels voiding an engine warranty!!
Our system is classed as a NON- permanent fuel enhancement system, like the new 'superfuels'. A permanent enhancement like a turbo would void a warranty. BER states that a warranty company has to prove beyond all reasonable doubt that the HHO system directly caused the engine failure. To do this they have to commission an independent automotive engineer to do a report and pay court costs. If they were just 'trying it on' then this would not be financially viable for them. The Office of Fair Trading is on our side here also.
THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION DECLARED THAT SUCH CLAUSES IN A WARRANTY DOCUMENT WOULD REPRESENT 'AN UNJUSTIFIED RESTRICTION FOR THE CONSUMER'.
We do not modify the engine, only the fuel type. To date, we have not heard of any engine failures on vehicles running on Hydrogen as an alternative fuel. For these reasons, it should not affect the customer’s insurance premium or vehicle warranty but they must inform their insurers/warranty companies or it may invalidate their insurance/warranty. For DVLA purposes this system is classed as a dual fuel like LPG. We issue notes to our customers for DVLA, the insurance and warranty companies when the system is installed explaining the system, procedures etc. For a list of participating Insurance companies and more information please click on the arrow.

DOES IT WORK WITH LPG OR BIODIESEL?
Because you already have the greatest gain from the LPG, the hydrogen will only make a small difference of up to approximately 10%. The biggest benefit would be lower emissions though, so it may still be beneficial. However, if used with Biodiesel, this will give greater gains in fuel economy than using normal diesel fuel due to its low octane level.

DOES THIS SYSTEM WORK WITH OTHER FUELS?
Our fuel cells work with any type of fuel, Petrol, Diesel, Biodiesel, Vegetable Oil, Ethanol, E85, E10, and CNG.

HOW DOES THIS COMPARE TO BUYING A PETROL ELECTRIC HYBRID
Being green can be expensive, as any driver of a Toyota Prius can tell you. The car is a hybrid, combining a petrol engine with an electric motor that powers it at low speeds in the city and provides bursts of acceleration when needed. It is the most fuel-efficient car sold in America, but it costs upwards of $22,000 in the US and much more in the UK, a price that can wipe out the savings on fuel. One reason for the high price is that the car contains expensive batteries. Another is that the transmission system had to be completely redesigned. Theoretically we could convert the petrol side of this hybrid to run on this system but would need a shut-off valve for when it's running on the batteries. In tests we can easily beat the fuel consumption of one of these vehicles, which makes our system even more the sensible choice.

DO I NEED TO INFORM ANYONE ELSE BEFORE OR AFTER THE INSTALLATION?
(UK vehicles only).  You will have to inform the DVLA of a change of fuel type. It would now be classed as dual fuel. Please visit their website www.dvla.gov.uk for further information. Exactly the same as you would have to do for LPG. Your vehicles registration certificate would then read 'dual fuel' next to 'fuel-type'. If your car was registered after 31st March 2001, you may be able to change your road tax band so you pay less road tax. Again, you would need to contact the DVLA. More details to follow soon. (currently £20 reduction)

DO I HAVE TO REMEMBER TO TURN THE UNIT OFF WHEN NOT IN USE?
No.  We have now invented a safety device whereby the unit will not produce gas while the engine is not running.