Soldering with power generated by this ET Hydrogen single-torch hydrogen welding system is a terrific alternative to using pressurized fuel and oxygen tanks in your shop! This state-of-the-art system, designed to meet a full range of jewelers' needs, is extremely safe and easy to use and lights with a simple push-pull shut-off mechanism. Its flame is very dry (no condensation of water vapor) with no sputtering. The torch handle is light and maneuverable—ideal for fine work and long work sessions. Visual controls keep you aware of the solution levels and power levels as you work and allow you to set the power you need for any given soldering, welding and brazing task. With a flame that adjusts to precision fineness, this system handles even the more delicate repair and design work. All of this in a system that is highly space-conscious—its footprint takes up a minimum of precious shop space, making it ideal for any shop, anywhere.
This system produces energy by electrolyzing hydrogen and oxygen atoms from an electrolyte solution (chemicals are not included), creating a safer, cleaner, more economical hydrogen/oxygen fuel. The fuel gas produced by this catalytic reaction is highly effective with the added benefit of being a clean-burning fuel with zero CO(2) emissions, no oxidation and no condensation. Both the electrolyte solution and the necessary flux solution are mixed as needed by the operator. The electrolyte solution lasts you for as long as a year before needing to be refilled; the flux solution is also mixed as needed but needs refilling more often, approximately every 6–8 hours of soldering time at maximum power. Mix the electrolyte (500232) with demineralized water, following the instructions included with the electrolyte. Mix flux with methyl alcohol, following the instructions included with the flux.
This system requires very little maintenance and what maintenance is needed is extremely easy to understand and implement using the support materials available. We highly recommend an annual performance tune-up with the maintenance kit (500240) available for this machine.
Maximum torch temperature: 5800°F (3200°C)
Consumption of deionized water per hour: 22cc
Consumption of alcohol per hour: 9cc
Capacity of alcohol container: 153cc
Electrolyte quantity: 0.5 liter
• Because the flame burns as hot as it does, please use care when soldering metals with lower melt temperatures to avoid accidentally melting rather than soldering these metals.
• Chemicals (electrolyte and flux solutions) are available separately.
• A 220 volt model is available by special order.
• One generator unit with built-in check valve. A safety cap prevents pressure build-up in the tank and provides damping in case of flashback.
• One standard torch handle (torch holders are available separately; see below).
• One plastic torch hose, 6-1/2 ft. (2M) long.
• Six torch needle tips: 2 of each size, 0.6, 0.7 and 0.8mm dia.
• One plastic funnel.
• Two replacement fuses.
• Operating instructions; booklet and USB.