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Old 08-24-2012, 09:04 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Betuaintgotthis View Post
. If an independant hydrogen generator was fitted that was high amp's ie 100/200amps could this be used as some kind of crude nitro burst?. Battery wont last long but neither would a nitro bottle.
Want to know how long it lasts?
A 100hp shot of nitrous oxide will use 4 pounds in about 12 seconds.
A 15lb bottle will barely get you 3 passes, and that last run will be pretty iffy.
A 1.5m tall hydrogen bottle charged to 2200psi only has about 5 pounds of hydrogen in it.
The typical hydrogen generator couldn't even prove a power boost to a weedeater. I bet 10 of them couldn't provide any noticeable power boost to a lawn mower or weedeater.

Originally Posted by RiceCake View Post
having so many solar panels and so much water on board....
You should get a diesel, run a solar assisted alternator delete and run water injection.
Water injection on a diesel is good for about 4% to 6% and an alt delete is good for between 5% to 10%
Hydrogen generators are good for about 0%.

Hydrogen has only been able to give a proven 3% improvement and that was with the engine being bottle fed the hydrogen. Hydrogen form a gas cylinder is way more hydrogen then you could hope to get from even 50 hydrogen generators.

Originally Posted by RiceCake View Post
I wouldn't doubt you could tune for more power with it, much like propane, ethanol, and CNG vehicles can.
I doubt it.
Hydrogen piston engines have always suffered low volumetric efficiency.
Ford built a hydrogen powered shuttle bus, no doubt with a lot of government money, they had to use a supercharged tridon V10 to make it drive like a regular diesel bus.
I wish I had that much money to waste.
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