Frequently Asked Questions

What happens if it runs out of water?

The unit automatically shuts down with no effect to the engine. However the benefits of Hydrogen will not be realised as no Hydrogen will be generated.

How much electrical power does it require?

Power demand is dependent on the hydrogen demand of the engine. The amount of current draw is dependent on the system voltage for the hydrogen demand. For example, on a 12 volt system the current draw could be 14 amps, whereas on a 24 volt system the same power demand would be 7 amps.

Does it draw electrical power when the engine is not running?

The HYDI unit goes into standby mode if the motor is not running.
Like any device connected to the system, a small amount of standby current is drawn. The standby current is approximately 250uA (250 micro amps).

What is the operating temperature range?

The units currently operate in ambient temperatures from 1 to 60 degrees Celsius. Freezing temperatures must be avoided if the unit is not operating. Future versions of the product will enable shutdown periods in subzero temperatures.

How does Hydrogen affect the engine?

The engine is lot cleaner due to reduced soot. HYDI continues to accumulate millions of kilometres of service for our customers, adding to the one million kilometres of R&D recorded previously. There have been no negative impacts on any engine.

Does it affect cold or hot starting or motor shutdown?

No.

What happens if the unit gets too hot?

The HYDI unit is configurable to detect a not optimum operation in internal temperatures, such as water and unit temperatures. Should these monitored temperatures fall outside of optimum operations, the HYDI unit stops all Hydrogen production and it is not resumed until the optimum operation has been regained.

Can the vehicle or plant operator alter the settings of the unit?

No. Changes and maintenance must be performed by HYDI trained personnel.

How long does it take to install?

From 4 to 8 hours depending on the application.

What is the warranty period?

1 year if installed correctly and maintained according to the maintenance schedule.

What is the expected life of the unit?

The unit should provide up to 20 years of service, provided the unit is maintained and care is taken to only use distilled water and prevent water contamination.

What is the servicing requirement for the unit?

An initial service at 3 months, then every 6 months.

Will fitment impact on the truck’s warranty from the manufacturer?

Generally, no. But this can depend on the manufacturer of the engine.
Note that in the USA, the MAGNUSON MOSS WARRANTY ACT US Code Title 15, Chapter 50, Sections 2301 2312 applies. Legally, a vehicle manufacturer cannot void the warranty on a vehicle due to an aftermarket part unless they can prove that the aftermarket part caused or contributed to the failure in the vehicle (per the Magnuson Moss Warranty Act (15 U.S.C. 2302(C)). If your vehicle manufacturer fails to honour emission/warranty claims, contact the EPA at (202) 260 2080 or www.epa.gov . If federal warranty protection is
denied, contact the FTC at (202) 326 3128 or www.ftc.gov.

Will fitment affect insurance cover for the truck, generators etc?

Normally no. HYDI is VSB6 approved for fitment to all heavy transport, including those carrying hazardous goods.

Where is the unit made?

The unit is proudly Australian made designed, engineered and manufactured.

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