The AquaCure model AC50 Operation Manual and videos will be coming in the next couple of weeks (I hope). In the meantime I’ve included previous videos and information, below to help you… Including an interim AquaCure AC50 Operation Manual, see bottom of page.
Here is a quick and dirty AquaCure Machine EA-H160 startup, operation and drain video for the Model EA-H160. It is similar to the AC50, with the exceptions noted below.
Here is the initial AquaCure EA-H160 online Operation Manual (version 170815) note that it is out of date…
I’m way behind on my video instructions.
Lye mixing can be seen in the first part of this video (of my ER50 electrolyzer).
NOTE: NO CITRIC ACID ANYMORE! FAQ here… Mix electrolyte solutions with ONLY lye.
I note a couple of MAJOR LACKS in the AquaCure model EA-H160 Instruction Manual.
I did not include ‘technical help’ contact information or a troubleshooting checklist/chart.
If you are having issues with your AquaCure, please try emailing me FIRST. I don’t yet have a team (athough I intend to) to handle technical questions so I’m doing it all myself. eMail is MUCH MORE efficient (because I can give you instructions in writing) and allows pictures to be sent back and forth.
I do NOT put my email out in the public because I’m already slammed with at least 500 spam a day and it making the email public makes it much it worse. So please don’t ‘share’ it.
If we need to talk on the telephone or Skype (I prefer Skype because we can video and I can SEE your issues) then we will do that after initial eMail contact. I will give the appropriate phone number to whomever needs it.
In the meantime, I’m working on the troubleshooting checklist and upgrading the videos.
Note: the bubbler bottles are NOT dishwasher friendly (they’ll melt). Wash by hand ONLY.
MIxing 1 ounce of lye in a quart (about 1 liter) of water makes a very benign electrolyte solution. A 4% lye solution is considered benign. The AC50 can take up to 5 ounces of lye, which is starting to get caustic enough that care must be taken, but not so caustic that it is dangerous; it’s like really strong soap.
Note that you CAN put as much as 5 ounces of lye in the AquaCure without damage to the machine.
One of the reasons we use such a lean electrolyte (catalyst) mixture (with the model EA-H160) is to limit the gas production of the AquaCure to a range safe for most people to breathe. With the model AC50, you can use the FULL lye solution because you can electronically limit the gas production.
HydrOxy is EXPLOSIVE when pure and still explosive if the hydrogen (in air) exceeds 4%. So (for absolute safety) when you breathe in the HydrOxy, you want to be sure the hydrogen content is less than 4%. I give some math on how to calculate this on my protocols page:
So, if you use a more concentrated catalyst solution, you’ll have the ability to make MORE gas with the AquaCure, which is good if using in a bath or bubbling water for fish, or enhancing water for plants, or welding/slodering, etc. But not for breathing.
Personally, I breathe a 9% mixture of hydrogen because I operate in a static free environment and do not think there’ll ever be a spark up in my nose (I use ONLY nose cannulas, NOT a mask).
If you are producing too much gas for breathing, you CAN adjust the Duty Cycle. Thus the gas output of the AquaCure can be regulated to any volume.
Pure water does not conduct electricity (it is a dielectric)
Electrolyzers (water splitting machines) require a catalyst in the water to allow the electricity (that splits the water) to flow.
The catalyst stays in the electrolyzer (or at least it is supposed to) so all you need to add, after the first charge of catalyst, is pure water. Do NOT keep adding catalyst when you refill your machine (unless for some reason, you’ve lost your catalyst).
You’ll hear ‘experts’ say that KOH is more efficient than NaOH. In theory that is true. In practice it depends on MANY factors. My electrolyzers are optimized to use NaOH (Lye).
DO NOT put KOH in the AquaCure!
I apologize because I’m now needing to send out the new (upgraded) version of the machine before the operation instructions are complete.
Frankly I ran out of the older machines inventory and didn’t want my customers to wait about 3 weeks for me to get the new ‘instructions’ completed.
I’m working on them (and the videos) but it isn’t hard to set it up now. Mostly everything is the same.
The setup is different in four ways.
1. First, we mix 100 grams of lye into the initial solution. (not the 28 grams originally recommended).
We were originally using only 28 grams to limit the AquaCure gas production to a safe 18 lph. If you’ve already mixed up a 28 gram solution, that’s OK, no damage is done. But if you want FULL gas production, pour your solution back out into a plastic container and mix in another 62 grams of lye. The EXACT amount is not critical, the machine will operate with lye solution containing 30 to be 200 grams of lye. There’s just no reason to use more than 100 grams (most efficient)
NEVER pour raw lye powder into the machine without mixing it into water first. It’ll set up like concrete and plug tiny orifices inside.
Previously the AquaCure would not produce more than 18 lph, because the lye mixture was too lean… We did that to make the gas at a volume that was safe to breathe.
But that limited the machine to a fraction of it’s potential, for all other uses.
Previously if people wanted to adjust the gas volume (lower), they needed to use a gas restriction valve.
Now that we’ve added the PWM electronics, YOU can easily adjust the gas volume to whatever you desire. The lean lye mixture is no longer needed.
We do NOT EVER use Citric Acid anymore. I can send reasons for that separately if you are interested.
We removed the silver metal filter on the front and (it’s ‘function’ of pre-cleaning the gas) replaced by a ’Tower Cap’. See the flyer included with your AquaCure.
The stainless steel filter now becomes part of the ’torch kit’ with can be installed if you want to use the AquaCure to SAFELY support a flame (the micro-torch is very handy for lots of applications).
Instructions for properly installing the torch kit will be uploaded into the AquaCure Resources as soon as we can get to it.In the meantime, just ignore the torch kit.
After allowing it to cool, fill the AquaCure with the initial lye solution (100 grams in 3/4 liter of water),
100 grams is about 7 tablespoons, the amount of lye does not need to be exact.
After the initial fill with the lye solution, add about 500 mL (2 cups) of distilled water. You never want to over-fill the machine. Better to be low than too high. We recommend (as a starting place) to ONLY FILL THE MACHINE TO 90% of THE FULL MARK on the sight tube on the front panel.
When the gas starts to be made, the liquid level will rise some more (due to bubbles taking up volume) and if the liquid level is AT the full mark initially, the liquid level will rise to ABOVE the full mark and might trip the ‘high level’ alarm.
Screw the tower cap onto the fill stem (instead of the black fill cap that came with the machine). Save the black cap for future shipping or other uses. Screw the Tower Cap on tight enough to SEAL with the rubber washer, but not so tight that you break the plastic ring inside.
If the rubber seal isn’t sealing (you have a gas leak) then an alternative is to seal the fill stem threads with 12 wraps of teflon tape wrapped counter-clockwise.
2. Filling with water
After the initial fill with lye solution, you’ll fill the AquaCure with distilled water through the check valve on the top of the Tower Cap using the provided syringe. The syringe easily sucks water from the humidifier tank to refill the AquaCure. You should never see liquid (or foam) in the clear portion of the tower cap.
The liquid level should be far down inside the machine. The ONE exception is if you fill the Tower Cap too fast, (when refilling the machine). Filling too fast can make a ‘gas lock’ at the bottom of the Tower Cap, so the Tower Cap is filling with water but it is NOT getting down into the AquaCure (so the sight tube isn’t filling). So if you are filling the AquaCure with water and see water in your Tower Cap (which you would think is an over-filled machine, it’s just the ‘gas-lock’. Don’t panic. The answer is simply to stop filling the machine and to start it up. The gas being produced will ‘jiggle’ the water in the Tower Cap and the water will ‘fall’ into the AquaCure (it’ll take a minute or so) and you’ll see the water level in the AquaCure rise. All’s GOOD!
The Tower Cap is there to allow the moisture to separate from the gas (you’ll see liquid droplets condense on the sides of the tower and that’s the only ‘water’ you should ever see).
The tower also allows you to see if you have a FOAMING issue (you’ll see the bubbles in the tower.
Foaming means your electrolyte solution is contaminated with some sort of oil and needs to be replaced. Drain and rinse out the AquaCure and make a new batch of electrolyte solution. You should never see foaming. Once the AquaCure is initially filled and operated, allowing the liquid level to go down to near LOW is OK, and then the water in the humidifier is EXACTLY the right amount to use to re-fill the AquaCure. And because the humidifier water is distilled and has trapped residual lye, it’s the perfect water to put into the AquaCure… I like that we use the water ’twice’ 😉 Make SURE the water level in the humidifier and drinking water bubblers are AT LEAST 80% (90% recommended). If the water level isn’t high enough, they won’t be doing their jobs properly and you’ll be getting lye where you don’t want it. Since you need to push the syringe tightly against the check valve to seal (so you don’t get ‘spit-back’) it’s a good idea to hold the top of the Tower Cap as you squirt in the water, to prevent stress on its plastic threads.
3. Attach the humidifier bracket to the side of the machine using the screw that is already there.
Yes it’s OK to drill another hole and insert a second screw if you want the bracket to be REALLY secure.
Put the hose from the top of the Tower cap to the center of the humidifier. Make sure it is sealed well. It doesn’t matter where the tower fittings end up once the tower is tight, the gas hose will reach any position.
It’s handy to have the check valve located in a direction for easy water fill.
4. Adjust the PWM on the front (the meter above the timer switch) We suggest adjusting the Hz (pulses per second) to 432 Hz (432 is a ‘health’ frequency) and adjust the Duty Cycle to 40% (40% of duty cycle will give you about 18 lph for safe adult breathing).
If you are using the AquaCure for small people or children you’d adjust the Duty Cycle down to less liters per hour (lph) appropriately.
See my protocols to see how I calculate my breathing volume.
If you want to bubble a foot bath, bag an arm, etc (pretty much any application except breathing). You can turn the Duty Cycle up to 100% to make full volume of HydrOxy gas.
The main reason we have the electronic gas volume adjustment is to provide a means to easily have a safe breathing volume; yet also allow full gas production for all other applications.
While there is NO toxic limit to this gas (you could breathe 100% of this gas instead of air) the pure HydrOxy is explosive (so keep it away from open flames and sparks, even static electrical sparks).
If the HydrOxy is diluted in enough air, it becomes non-explosive. So to safely breathe the gas, we keep the volume we breathe (in our intake breath) under the 4% lower combustible limit.
4% means less than 4% hydrogen in the volume of air you breath in.
The MAIN POINT of the AquaCure is to provide SAFE application of the HydrOxy gas for any application. We’re worked very hard, using 30 years of experience to make this the world’s SAFEST and yet most practical Health electrolyzer.
Note that when breathing the HydrOxy, MORE is NOT BETTER. Over 1000 scientific studiers show that there is a therapeutic benefit with a 2% hydrogen mixture in the intake breath. For a full sized adult, at 18 lph (40% Duty Cycle on the Aquacure), you approach the 4% limit, twice as much as needed for therapeutic benefit.
Once the blood is saturated with the gas (in about 15 minutes), you actually breathe OUT as much hydrogen as you breath IN (one of the reasons there is no toxic limit). So MORE is redundant (not needed) and unsafe (potentially explosive).
The AquaCure handles are optional and a $40 bonus we may have added. If you want them installed, they can be installed by simply screwing them onto the top using the top screws.
The filter / torch kit is optional and a $200 bonus that we may have added. Instructions to properly install (should you ever want to) will be uploaded into the AquaCure Resources as soon as we can.
May the blessings be.