|A DC to DC
Converter changes one DC voltage source to another DC voltage. For
instance, you have a 12 volt system and you need a 6 volt supply. That
is, your car has a 12 volt battery and you have a 6 volt radio that you
want to connect to it. You will need to convert the 12 volts to 6 volts,
then connect the radio to the 6 volt power source.
There are some
companies trying to get you to buy 12 VDC to 4 VDC converters for use
with HHO Generators. They claim you can increase the amperage to the HHO
generator and use less amperage from the alternator. That is a True
statement, but the results of doing this are deceiving.
What is it that makes the HHO? Well, it is not just amperage, it is a
combination of the Electrical Pressure (Voltage) and the Electron Flow
(Amperage). The name of the term is Watts. The formula is Volts x Amps =
Each of the following power sources can produce the same amount of
- A 4 volt power source supplying 30 amps, using 120 watts
- A 12 volt power source supplying 10 amps, using 120 watts
- A 120 volt power source supplying 1 amp, using 120 watts
If you have a 12 volt system, and you want to add a DC to DC convert
in order to reduce the voltage to your HHO generator, you are going to
loose electrical efficiency. The DC/DC Converter will create power loses
in the range of 10 % to 30%. There is a way for you to prove it.
- With the engine running and the HHO Generator operating, Measure
the amperage between the battery and the DC/DC converter. Now
multiply the alternators voltage times the amperage. That is the
Watts the DC/DC converter is drawing from the alternator.
- Now measure the amperage between the DC/DC converter output and
your HHO Generator. Now multiply the DC/DC converters output voltage
times the amperage. That is the Watts the HHO Generator is Drawing.
- Divide the Wattage used by the HHO Generator by the Wattage used
by the Alternator and you will get the efficiency of the DC/DC
converter. See your loses?
It is more efficient to use Neutral Plates to lower the cell voltage,
than it is to use a DC/DC Converter. If your intent is to control the
heat, get yourself an efficient PWM - such as the
It looks like using high voltage lowers the amperage
output. In a way, it does; but the high voltage comes at price. That is
a price your vehicles alternator has to pay. It takes amperage to make
that high voltage.
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