K2CO3 Electrolyte for Wet Cells

For the electrolyte used in our Wet Cell Generators and Systems, we recommend using Potassium Carbonate (K2CO3) for best HHO results. We offer 60 gram packets of Potassium Carbonate for sale in our store, here. This Potassium-based electrolyte is one of the safest electrolyte catalysts we can recommend. It is considered to be more effective than baking soda, and stays cleaner for a longer period of time. As opposed to KOH and NaOH (both commonly used in Dry Cell applications, and not recommended for Wet Cells), Potassium Carbonate is less toxic and safer to handle, while still producing exceptional levels of HHO.

Note: Ratios are provided for reference and should be cross checked for your own reassurance, as different vehicles, placement location, altitude, ambient temperature, wiring schemes and other factors can change or influence the amperage readings we get. So keep an eye on your cell-units heat, especially if you can not accurately measure the amperage draw. If you find your Cell Units are overly hot to the touch you need to double check the wiring scheme and/or the catalyst ratio.

Initial readings while in the first stages of running your generators will vary from future readings, this is in part due to the iron bloom (brown sludge) that is cleaned from the wires, which can and will act as a catalyst, just like the Potassium Carbonate. Yet another reason to keep your cells clean.

The amount of Potassium Carbonate called for in each single and multi-cell configuration is a starting point, and the need to pay close attention to the cell units temperature is important. If they become too hot to hold comfortably in your hand, then you need to lessen the amount of catalyst (Potassium Carbonate), if after an hour or two of running they are still cool or just tepid, then you will consider adding more catalyst. Keep notes and don’t be afraid to experiment a little. The main thing you need to do, with any Hydrogen on Demand set-up, is to learn how it reacts with your vehicle in your driving environment.


Electrolyte Ratios:

Use the Ratios below, along with wiring schemes further down, to get your HHO Generator performing optimally. If at any time the amperage draw is too high, or the jars are too hot to touch, dump out the solution and start over.

Overall, the jars should feel warm to moderately hot to the touch. If jars get too warm to handle, dump out your electrolyte, and start over with a lower ratio of Potassium Carbonate to distilled water. There is no exact science here, but keeping the heat of the jars under 140 degrees, and closer to 120 degrees will keep the water from steaming off.

1-Cell Alone (.045 dia. wire):

Use 1/16 teaspoon of Potassium Carbonate per 24 oz of distilled water in the jar. You should have an initial amperage draw of about 3.75 amps, and after 1 hour it can increase to 6.75 amps.

2-Cell System (.045 dia. wire):

Use 1/2 teaspoon of Potassium Carbonate per 24 oz of distilled water for each jar. You should have an initial amperage draw between cells and at the hook-up wires of 3.25 amps, and after 1 hour it can increase to 4.50 amps.

3-Cell System (.045 dia. wire):

Use 5 teaspoons (not a typo) of Potassium Carbonate per 24 oz of distilled water for each jar. You should have an initial amperage draw of 3.50 amps between cells and 7.0 amps at the hook-up wires, and after 1 hour it can increase to 4.50 amps.

4-Cell System (.045 dia. wire):

Wiring configuration of two “parallel” sets, of two Cells wired in "series” (basically two 2-Cell Systems linked together, as shown in diagram below). Use 1⁄2 teaspoon of Potassium Carbonate per 24 oz of distilled water for each jar. You should have an initial amperage draw of 3.25 amps between cells and 6.25 amps at the hook-up wires, and after 1 hour it can increase to 4.00 amps between the cells and 7.25 amps at the hook-up wires.

5-Cell System (.045 dia. wire):

Use 5 teaspoons of Potassium Carbonate per 24 oz of distilled water for the four outside jars, and 4 teaspoons for the center jar (see diagram configuration). You should have an initial amperage draw, with this unique wiring set-up, of only about 2.75 amps between cells and 6.00 amps at the hook-up wires, increasing to 3.25 between cells and only about 6.50 amps at the hook-up leads. We recommend that the center cell be the “Starter Cell” for your vacuum set-up since it will tend to be the warmest, and the intake air at the adjustable bubbler will aid in cooling.

6-Cell System (.045 dia. wire):

Wiring configuration of three “parallel” sets, of two Cells wired in "series” (basically two 3-Cell Systems linked together, as shown in diagram below). Use 1⁄2 teaspoon of Potassium Carbonate per 24 oz of distilled water for each jar. You should have an initial amperage draw of 3.25 between the Cells, and 10.00 amps at the hook-up wires. After 1 hour it can increase to 3.50 amps between Cells and about 11.00 amps at the hook- up leads.


Wet Cell Wiring Diagrams:

Use the following recommended wiring diagrams in conjunction with electrolyte ratios for HHO system functionality and output.

Wet Cell Wiring Diagram




Potassium carbonate Electrolyte

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