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1 lpm at 8-10Amp claim- thoughts of design?
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rudagray Offline
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1 lpm at 8-10Amp claim- thoughts of design?
I asked this seller at ebay...
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie...0259577548

From the pictures you can basically figure out the plans rather than buy them for ~$11- I guess some people just like plans or think they are getting more than they are.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words...from this I say the picture is worth 50 pages...

Thoughts?
(This post was last modified: 08-06-2008 09:29 AM by rudagray.)
08-06-2008 09:28 AM
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RE: 1 lpm at 8-10Amp claim- thoughts of design?
looks like a simplified version of hydro's series cell to me.............
08-06-2008 12:56 PM
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RE: 1 lpm at 8-10Amp claim- thoughts of design?
My series cell is now running about 1L @ 9-10amps. It's the way to go...oh, and about 115 degrees F. on a very hot Atlanta day. It leaks, so will be replaced with similar kind soon.
Using battery cases is problematic.
08-06-2008 03:29 PM
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RE: 1 lpm at 8-10Amp claim- thoughts of design?
texasdanml430 Wrote:looks like a simplified version of hydro's series cell to me.............

Yes it does. The seller was 1982oldscutlass. I wanted to make sure it wasn't 1998Saturn.Wink

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08-06-2008 08:10 PM
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RE: 1 lpm at 8-10Amp claim- thoughts of design?
Looks like he used about 1/4" or so spacing; I've wondered what would happen if that were 1/8" instead. I would also add our lovable nylon bolt and washer arrangement to the top of the plates to hold them in position, so no heat warpage of the unit could disarray them. (a nylon screw at about #6 would suffice)
I don't like that sealed top, but it should be pretty much maintenance free if you used NaOH and distilled, but some of us are looking into noncaustic alternatives at this time, and cleanups may be an issue yet.
I wonder why I keep seeing 5 cell units? I don't get that. I'm assuming (dangerous thing, that) that because of the larger plate size, he is about to use only 5? But Shane did it with 5 cells and really small plates, unless he LIED about his output. (I doubt he did...jk!)
Something here is amiss.
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RE: 1 lpm at 8-10Amp claim- thoughts of design?
yes, seems like 6 or 7 cells would make less heat, right?

at least the wiring is under water, which seems like a good idea.....as long as it doesnt leak.
08-07-2008 07:03 AM
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I've used straps out of water on mine, but always use a locking nut to tighten the stuffing out of the connection, and a nut above the case pulls that assembly into the top with a rubber washer setup...then the same stuff above in order not to overtighten the bolt into the case.
08-07-2008 02:32 PM
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RE: 1 lpm at 8-10Amp claim- thoughts of design?
If you want h2go email me, I will see what I can do to help you out.
I never read yet but I took a quik look and I seen the smack cell in there and smack plans so don't buy just email me.:o)

rudagray Wrote:I asked this seller at ebay...
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie...0259577548

From the pictures you can basically figure out the plans rather than buy them for ~$11- I guess some people just like plans or think they are getting more than they are.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words...from this I say the picture is worth 50 pages...

Thoughts?
(This post was last modified: 08-07-2008 03:21 PM by owen1969.)
08-07-2008 03:19 PM
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RE: 1 lpm at 8-10Amp claim- thoughts of design?
Gary Wrote:My series cell is now running about 1L @ 9-10amps. It's the way to go...oh, and about 115 degrees F. on a very hot Atlanta day. It leaks, so will be replaced with similar kind soon.
Using battery cases is problematic.


Hi Gary,

1 LPM and 10 amps is great. Could you say more about your cell design, or perhaps pictures somewhere?
I assume you are running 7 cells, each in a seperate bath.

My current design produces 1LPM at 30 amps and 150+. I need to get better.

Gomelesose
(This post was last modified: 08-07-2008 04:54 PM by Gomelesose.)
08-07-2008 04:47 PM
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RE: 1 lpm at 8-10Amp claim- thoughts of design?
I'm sure not talking about my Smack water heater. My best yet is the battery box which will be replaced this weekend with my experimental unit using curved plates made from a SS bean pot. This one can have the plates changed and has a screw-on lid.
Anyway, here's the leakage-prone disaster battery in it's prior glory, before the third gasket (a sliced vinyl hose) failed here and there.

[Image: BattCase2007.jpg]

[Image: BattCase3002.jpg]
08-07-2008 05:45 PM
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