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why are my connections getting hot?
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Rolleyes why are my connections getting hot?
I NEED HELP. MY CONNECTIONS KEEP GETTING HOT. I AM USING THE SMACKS BOOSTER DESIGN. 1 TEASPOON OF NAOH. .5 ML PER MINUTE AT 10 AMPS.
07-19-2008 05:18 PM
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RE: why are my connections getting hot?
What size wire are you running what type connectors and how far are they running?
07-19-2008 05:42 PM
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RE: why are my connections getting hot?
rwhit Wrote:What size wire are you running what type connectors and how far are they running?

12 GAUGE WIRE. THEY ARE ABOUT FOOT LONG.
07-19-2008 05:45 PM
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RE: why are my connections getting hot?
Is the wire getting hot or the crimp on connection 10 gauge should be large enought but 10 would be better. You sure about the 10 amps?
07-19-2008 05:50 PM
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RE: why are my connections getting hot?
rwhit Wrote:Is the wire getting hot or the crimp on connection 10 gauge should be large enought but 10 would be better. You sure about the 10 amps?
CRINP CONNECTION AND NUT AND SCREW. SURE ABOUT 10 AMPS. I HAVE AN AMP METER
07-19-2008 05:58 PM
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RE: why are my connections getting hot?
I don't understand why they would be getting very hot under no more load than that make sure the crimps are tight and the nuts are tight lose connection will cause heat. Now they will get warm under normal conditions after a long time running other wise maybe someone else can help you.

sorry Rusty
07-19-2008 06:06 PM
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RE: why are my connections getting hot?
I always solder my crimp connections so I get a good connection.

You'll have to figure out if the heat is coming from the wire, the crimp or the connection to the screw on your cell. Somewhere in there you have a bad connection or wire too small for your current.

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07-19-2008 06:15 PM
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RE: why are my connections getting hot?
colchiro Wrote:I always solder my crimp connections so I get a good connection.

You'll have to figure out if the heat is coming from the wire, the crimp or the connection to the screw on your cell. Somewhere in there you have a bad connection or wire too small for your current.
THANKS FORYOUR HELP I WILL DOUBLE CHECK EVEYTHING AND POST RESULTS TOMORROW
07-19-2008 06:20 PM
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RE: why are my connections getting hot?
rwhit Wrote:I don't understand why they would be getting very hot under no more load than that make sure the crimps are tight and the nuts are tight lose connection will cause heat. Now they will get warm under normal conditions after a long time running other wise maybe someone else can help you.

sorry Rusty
THANKS FOR YOUR HELP. WILL POST TOMORROW RESULTS
07-19-2008 06:21 PM
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RE: why are my connections getting hot?
Same thing happened to me and melted the top of my cell before I caught it. Maybe too small wire, maybe too small bolt, maybe too much electrolyte, too many amps???? I am going to reduce the amount of NaOH I added and see what happens. I was running 11--12 v off a lawn mower battery and amps were measured at 6.45 cold and 9.5 hot. Was producuing great HHO at about 1 L per 1 1/2 Min. Still working on this. Please let me know your results.

rwhit Wrote:I don't understand why they would be getting very hot under no more load than that make sure the crimps are tight and the nuts are tight lose connection will cause heat. Now they will get warm under normal conditions after a long time running other wise maybe someone else can help you.

sorry Rusty
THANKS FOR YOUR HELP. WILL POST TOMORROW RESULTS
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07-30-2008 03:46 AM
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