You would expect the cell to use KOH not NaOH
You would be correct. In fact, with a number of units, it would be
harmful to operational life expectancy. The greater efficiency of KOH
is often required since there is a lower yield of gas for all single
cell generators like the Hydroflux and minimum gas pressures have to
It is important for me to say, we have a different (superior)
technology, and are a direct competitor in the jewelry industry and
this is not a negative comment on single cell generators.
You just have to use the specified (not just recommended) chemicals
for both their units and ours. The strength of the mix is also
dependent upon the design of the cell system, a balance, so it is
usually beneficial (of value) to use the exact chemicals the
manufacturer provides in this case.
To prevent damage and generate profit, manufacturers would usually
prefer to sell their own chemicals which they know to be correct and
without any possibility of error which could cause permanent damage.
Gary W. Miller
Sr. Technical Advisor
800 499 9933 or 203 378 5216