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The H2Ugo is an add-on unit for vehicles that boosts fuel economy and reduces toxic emissions by improving the burn of the fuel used. This is achieved by introducing hydrogen to the fuel mix. The hydrogen burns faster with a higher temperature than normal fuels and the higher temperature, faster burn increases the energy released and reduces the amount of unburned fuel in the exhaust. This extra power increases the mileage, saving fuel and the extra burn of the fuel reduces the toxic gasses released. This saving of fuel is applicable to both diesel and petroleum fuelled vehicles of all sizes.
The hydrogen is produced using electrolysis, the splitting of water into hydrogen and oxygen using electricity. This is not new technology but a new use of old technology with special features built into the H2Ugo to achieve maximum efficiency, ease of installation and above all safety.
The H2Ugo uses electrical power from the alternator and battery of the vehicle to split water into hydrogen and oxygen and keeps the gasses separate after the split. Only the hydrogen is fed to the air intake of the vehicle where after it mixes with the vehicles fuel to boost the power of the vehicle. The oxygen is released into the atmosphere. The electrical power required is surplus power generated by the alternator and does not affect the charge of the vehicles battery. The charging voltage of the vehicle is monitored by the H2ugo to ensure that only surplus electrical power is used.
The economies of fuel that can be achieved depend on the size of the vehicles engine, the model of the H2Ugo used and other factors such as altitude. Typically the saving of fuel with the correct combination of H2Ugo model and vehicle capacity would be in the region of 25 to 30%. Again depending on the cost of fuel and the cost of the H2Ugo model used the payback period can be anything from six to twenty months depending on vehicle use. After that the cash savings from fuel saving can be significant. The more you use your vehicle the more you save on fuel.
The H2Ugo consists of the electrolyser unit, separate water storage/bubbler bottles for the hydrogen and oxygen side of the electrolyser, the micro processor controller, an LCD display with selection switches in the cabin of the vehicle, the various connections to battery, oil pressure switch, tachometer pickup and the hose pipes and connectors between the electrolyser, the water bottles and the air filter of the vehicle. In designing the system the following factors have been considered:
• Safety – first and foremost safety has been considered when designing the H2ugo system. Hydrogen being a highly explosive gas, the system has been designed to ensure that no accumulation or leakage of hydrogen occurs and that the system only generates hydrogen while the engine of the vehicle is actually operating.
• Simplicity – the H2Ugo system has been designed to be simple in its design, simple to install and simple in its operation.
• Cost effective – the cost of the H2Ugo system has been balanced against the fuel saving achievable to ensure that the H2Ugo system pays for itself in a reasonable period of time and offers ongoing savings into the future.
The H2Ugo systems is designed to benefit vehicle users and the environment by reducing the use of petroleum fuels and reducing toxic emissions.
The H2Ugo hydrogen generator is currently under development. The statements in this website are basically statements of intent as to the final function and capabilities of the H2Ugo units.
Mk1 of the H2Ugo has been completed and is being tested. Mk2 of the H2Ugo is currently in the design phase having learnt many lessons from Mk1, such as eliminating sharp corners which can be injurious when moving the unit.
The microcontroller software is undergoing major changes to make the system more “user friendly” and configurable for different types of vehicles.