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daobra:
Hi people,

So this is my page where I'll show you some of my experiments with regard to waterfuel technology. I know some of you here are pretty advanced researchers and I hope to learn from you getting the current project succesful. But first some info about myself.

I've been researching watergas for four years now in more and less active times. My main focus has been on brute force systems which I have build and sold though my website http://www.hydrobooster.nl, a dutch website with info about watergas and a place where I sell tubesstyle boosters. I have a lot of hands-on experience with these cells and their effects on cars, trucks and motorcycles. I am currently  testing some sandwich design boosters on 7 and 12 liter diesel engines with results of 8-16% more KM per tank with about 3 LPM Hydroxy added.

Although boostig engines performance with Hydroxy is interesting I've always wanted to run an engine on 100% waterfuel. When I was donated a new 5.5KW generator I decided that to be used to pursue that goal.
Attached you should find some photo's of the setup.

We've changed the magneto ignition to a points type ignition to eliminate waste spark. We have on-the-go adjustable timing which works like a charm. We tried to run it on a mix of Hydroxy, about 4LPM and mist but so far it won't sustain running. I guess the gas output of the elektrolyser is too little for the size of the engine. It's an 11 HP motor but I don't know the displacement of the engine.

We have been working on modifying the ignition to a CDI system that should work as a plasma spark system but have difficulty getting the plasma effect working on the engine. We use two 200V 200uf caps in series that is being fed from a large bridge rectifier and a flipflop relay that is connected to the points to control the swithing. I've used 50 1N5408 diodes in series from the LV plus of the bobin to the HV output lead. So far the spark disappears when we connect those diodes. Disconnected, we get a nice improved spark from the coil. Funny thing is that this system worked on the testbench.....?

So that's basically where we are right now, due to little time I haven't been able to troubleshoot the plasma circuit, I hope to get some support from you guys here.

My goal is to get this engine running and make it a selfrunner like Stefan Hartmann from Germany has. Another line of work of to pursue more advanced watersplitting tech where resonance is the key, as many of you know. There are a lot of changes going on in my life but I honestly hope that 2011 will bring us closer to successfully replicate resonant watersplitting systems.

I will come back soon and report on our progress and hope to see you all here @ IonizationX!

Steve:
Very nicely done, Daobra.
Thats a much better way to prevend the waistspark....

Steve

daobra:
Just a small update on the water generator. After having little time to mess with the unit lately, I did manage to get the plasma ignition running on the generator. Turned out I had done things too complicated. It's really quite simple.

I now have a 250V 10uf photo cap that is charged by a full-wave bridge and discharged to the plus of coil. A flipflop relay is switched by the ignition points that dumps the charge on the primary. without the diodes there's a regular blue but silent spark. With now with only 8 diodes in series between LV plus of coil and HV output of coil there is a nasty loud and fierce blue plasma spark that looks like lightning around the 3mm sparkgap.  I like the smaller cap much better because it feels like a muchg higher freq
Next test will be  to hang the sparkplug in a watermist to see how the mist reacts to this spark.

Will let you know more when I do.

Steve:

--- Quote from: daobra on February 03, 2011, 23:10:08 pm ---Just a small update on the water generator. After having little time to mess with the unit lately, I did manage to get the plasma ignition running on the generator. Turned out I had done things too complicated. It's really quite simple.

I now have a 250V 10uf photo cap that is charged by a full-wave bridge and discharged to the plus of coil. A flipflop relay is switched by the ignition points that dumps the charge on the primary. without the diodes there's a regular blue but silent spark. With now with only 8 diodes in series between LV plus of coil and HV output of coil there is a nasty loud and fierce blue plasma spark that looks like lightning around the 3mm sparkgap.  I like the smaller cap much better because it feels like a muchg higher freq
Next test will be  to hang the sparkplug in a watermist to see how the mist reacts to this spark.

Will let you know more when I do.

--- End quote ---

Schematics are very welcome!!!!! :) ;)
 
 

daobra:
I'll draw up a schematic some time soon. But all in all in't just a very basic plasma spark circuit.

One thing that I would like to change is to replace the flipflop relay with a solid state solution. Although experience will learn how long such a 30A relay will hold is't just a matter of time before it fails. If people here could help me find an alternative to this relay please let me know what parts to look for. Are there any solid state relays I could use?



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