Power Inverters change DC voltage into AC voltage so we can operate
110/220 volt AC appliances and tools off of our vehicles charging
system; They can also be used to power our HHO Generators.
There are 2 main types of Inverters; Sine Wave and
Modified Sine Wave. The picture above shows the difference in the way
they look. Sine Wave looks and operates like the power companies
electricity. Modified Sine Wave looks like square wave pulses. Sine Wave
is for sensitive equipment, were as Modified Sine Wave is more for power
tools, toasters, coffee makers, and for our use - HHO cells.
Before you choose an inverter, you need to know how many Watts of power
your cell will use. Inverters supply power based on Watts. If your plan
to run 110 volts and operate at no more than 8 amps, then 110 x 8 = 880
Watts. You will need at least a 900 Watt Inverter but I recommend
doubling that to 1800 watts. Inverters are
rated with a "Continuous" output. A 900 Watt Inverter can usually
operate with power surges up to 1,800 watts. If you are using 220 volts
and 8 amps, then 220 x 8 = 1760 Watts. Be sure to check the
specifications. Continuous operation creates heat, so it is better to
have the capability of higher amperage output, and not use it, than to
not have it and need it.
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. If your Inverter output is 1200 Watts, then your
Alternator needs to supply at least 1200 Watts. Divide the number of
Watts needed, by the voltage supplied by the Alternator. Keep in mind,
Inverters are not 100% efficient. The use energy in order to do work;
about 10% if efficient.
Stan Meyer's cell was said to be
using only half of an amp. That is just the cell. We are not told how
many total Watts his system was using. He used high voltage. He had an alternator and
a motor generator, as well as an Inverter; plus other electronics that
created high frequencies and their harmonics.
Volts x Amps = Watts.
Using an Inverter to operate your Cell:
The Inverter changes 12 volt DC
into 120 high voltage AC.
The Controller is used to vary
the AC voltage (not a PWM but has a similar function)
The Diode Bridge Rectifier
separates the AC positive and negative cycles into DC Voltage
pulses. We need DC to power the Cell.
Varying the voltage output with
the Controller, controls the Amperage draw of the Cell.
When voltage decreases, amperage
decreases in direct proportion (as long as the Cell's resistance
remains the same).
Warning: high voltage requires Less Electrolyte; a lot less.
Here are some websites that specialize in Inverters:
Comes with a Wireless Remote, For ON/OFF capability
19.2 Continuous Amps
12vdc to AC
Works with Inductive Loads
170 Amps from your alternator at 2300 Watts
Watch the video below
DC to AC
Inverter Sizing Considerations
Diode Bridge Rectifier & Voltage Controllers
12 VDC Battery
DC to 120 VAC Inverter
AC to DC Bridge Rectifier
Could you please tell, is there a
difference in inverters of 120V 3kW and 220V 3kW, when applying them to
hydrogen system. And if there is a difference, could you please specify,
what the difference is?
difference between 120 volts and 220 volts, is
the electrical pressure; higher voltage creates
more pressure. Electrical Pressure is measured
in Watts of Power.
Volts x Amps
120v x 5 Amps = 600 Watts
220v x 5 Amps = 1100 Watts (more powerful than
120v x 5 amps = 600 watts)
voltage for use in an Electrolysis HHO
Generator, we strive to keep the Plate voltage
at or close to 2 volts. Lower voltage increases
the Operating Time for producing HHO; it also
reduces the amount of HHO generated. Higher than
2 volts reduces Operating Time for HHO
production, and increases HHO production. So,
Voltage becomes a Heat factor that must be
considered. We want our Generators to operate
efficient so that the plates do not get hot. To
do this, we keep the voltage at, or close to, 2
If a 12 volt
battery is the power source, we can reduce the
voltage to the plates by adding Neutral plates
between positive and negative.
+ - = 12
volts between the plates.
+ n - = 6 volts between the plates
+ n n - = 4 volts between the plates
+ n n n - = 3 volts between the plates
+ n n n n - = 2.4 volts between the plates
+ n n n n n - = 2 volts between the plates
In the last
configuration, above, it took 5 neutral plates
to reduce the 12 volts to 2 volts between each
set of plates. This configuration, + n n n n n -
, consists of 7 plates in Series. Amperage that
passes from negative to positive, passes through
each set of plates. That same amperage makes HHO
between each set of plates. The electrical
pressure is 2 volts between each set of plates.
The number of neutral plates is what is reducing
the voltage. The amount of amperage passing
thru, is what is creating the HHO. It is also
what is creating the Heat.
us that 1 amp will make 10.44 ML of HHO between
a set of positive and negative electrode plates
( + - )
He also tells
us that 1.24 volts is the least amount to use
(when using battery acid as the electrolyte).
Higher voltage produces heat.
is 1.67 volts; NaOH minimum is 1.69 volts.
Because there are so many variances, I suggest
using 2 volts as the established plate voltage;
a good goal to reach for. Your Generator will
operate for long periods without overheating.
So, what does
all of this information do to answer your
It tells us that a 220 volt Inverter will need
twice as many electrode plates -- in series --
as a 110 volt Inverter.
It also tells us that the 220 volt Inverter will
be capable of producing twice as much HHO.
If you want to produce a lot of HHO, 120 volts
can do it. But if you want to produce even more
220 volts will do it. And, 330v, and 440v.
with using Inverters:
Inverters take DC voltage and change it to AC
voltage. That requires amperage.
In the picture below, an Alternator is supplying
13.5 vdc, at 88.89 amps (1200 watts) to an
The Inverter is changing that to 120 volts rated
at 1200 watts, that can handle a load up to 10
would need 61 plates in series to have plate
voltage at 2 volts. It will need 10 amps to
produce 1200 Watts and 6.264 LPM.
A 12 volt generator would need 10 sets of 7
plates in series, each drawing 10 amps (100 amps
total), to produce 1200 watts and 6.264 LPM.
A 220 volt generator would need 111 plates in
series at 2 volts, and 5.455 amps to produce
1200 watts and 6.264 LPM.
is, it takes power to make HHO. And it takes
power to make voltage. If you use an Inverter on
your 12 volt power system, it is going to
draw more power from your alternator than you
thought it would. The same can be said for DC to
DC Converters. In the long run, from the
alternators view, I think it is best to just
work with the power source you have.