Why is there so much heat produced, such that it melts the lid and also creates steam?
Conditions: HHO Generator glass container with a plastic lid.
- stainless bolts through the top of the lid with rubber gromets
- 2 stainless wall plates for the electrolisis process (gap approximately 2mm) gap provided by nylon washers, held together by nylon bolts and nut
- currently using stainless wire to connect from the bolts to the plates
- current provided by either a battery charger or a 12v car battery (basically using jumper cables)
- Distilled water with baking soda (I've used anywhere from 1/4 teaspoon to as much as 5 teaspoons with the same results)
Results: Good HHO generation, but...
- plastic lid melts within 5 minutes
- starts out pulling about 10 amps and jumps to about 80 amps! Yeah... don't touch that lead!
- water gets hot and starts to produce some steam
- I can't find any shorts
- I need your help!
It looks so easy on all of the different websites, but I'm obviously doing something very basic, wrong. Can you help?