to have more cells than one ?

Series using 7 cells ( 8 plates, electrodes or whatever you name them ) with 2 volts across each. Your total is 14 volts......right ?

VS.

Single cell using ( two plates or electrodes ) with 14 volts.

From what I've gathered; If you connect several single cells together you have to add more more baking soda, KOH, or whatever you use to bring your amperage back up, which produces more gas.....right?

So if you had 7 cells totaling 14 volts which pulled 10amps you'd be using 140 watts of electrical power. ( volts x amps = watts )

On the other hand

If you had a single cell totaling 14 volts which pulled 10amps you'd again be using 140 watts of electrical power.

The end result electrically is the same..... But I've seen post that say the multiple series cells produce more gas than a single cell drawing the same amperage. So what would the difference be......

surface area of the cells ?

If so why not use larger plates in a single cell? That would probably be cheaper and easier to construct, because there are less pieces parts.

But theres something else I'm curious about........Is it really the

surface area of the additional cells that allow more gas production?

I wonder......Could it be the additional

plate edges? I've read and seen ( in some of my own test ) that it appears the gas is coming from the edges of the plates more than it's coming from the face or flat part. This might explain why the coarse sanding of the plates ( as in Smacks design ) helps increase production. When you sand the plate you're putting grooves or valleys in it. Which in turn creates high spots or edges.....right?

So I got to thinking.....What has lots of grooves and high spots in it. Something I dont have to make or sand or assemble a whole bunch of pieces parts to get lots of surface area and lots a edges?

Has anyone tried using all thread rods?
A 5/16" rod circumfrence is .3125"dia x 3.14 = .981" That's not counting the ridges and valleys so it's surley more. For the sake of simplicity I'd say the circumference is 1"

For every one inch in length you have 1sqin of surface area with lots of edges. If you want 6sqin just cut a piece of 5/16 rod 6" long or use a larger diameter rod.

5/16" rod = 1"cir

3/8" rod = 1.17" cir

7/16" rod = 1.37" cir

1/2" rod = 1.57" cir

Just multiply the length of the rod by it's cir. to get total sqin of surface area.

No, I don't sell all thread rod

I'm just attempting to design something with very few parts and really easy to put together. Of course I want it to perform as well as possible.

What produces gas most efficiently ?

Is it the volts or the amps?

Is it the product of the volts and the amps?

Is it the surface area or is it the edges?

Is it the sum of the surface area and edges?

What do think?