How to run your car on water?
I have seen a few questions, but there is one point that is not answered. If the alternator is putting the same load on the engine regardless of the charge state of the battery, then isn’t this wasted energy that can be picked up pretty much for “free”. If you can get it for free, then does the claim have merit? Counter point would be an auto disengage of the alt when no demand for electric…
The only way there is ‘wasted’ energy is if the alternator is continually pumping current into the battery. It’s true the alternator is always turning, but a smaller electrical load means less resistance on the alternator. More electrical load, more resistance, and the engine will have to work harder.
I assume you’re talking about HHO assisted gasoline engines. Ignore that aardvark link, the math might be right, but the premise is all wrong.
It only takes a small amount of hydrogen added to the air intake to improve the combustion characteristics. Therefore if you can produce hydrogen, yes, the actual energy you get back from it is less than the energy it cost to electrolyze the water, BUT the hydrogen is making the gasoline burn more efficiently, so there’s a lot more energy being created.
If you’re interested in that, look up ultra-lean burn combustion engines. So many people out there say you can’t violate the laws of physics. That would be true if you were making car that ran only on water (electrolyzing with batteries, pumping the hydrogen into the engine and burning), because you wouldn’t get very far, there’s no free energy there. There’s a lot of unused energy in gasoline. just think:
why do cars have oxygen sensors and catalytic converters? to make sure enough oxygen gets to the catalytic converter so it can burn up UNBURNED gasoline and convert nitrous oxides to less harmful gases. If gasoline were burned efficiently, maybe no NOx gases would be created, and all the gasoline would be combusted, thereby providing more energy to the car.
Milwaukee 2601 compact drill test with 1.5 amp hour battery – Part 1