My JXQ-10A Gas Producer Page
Last Revised: October 19, 2023
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This is my journey in learning more about this Chinese gas producer, the JXQ-10A.
I got my JXQ-10 Gasifier in March of 2009 and had a hard time figuring out how to operate it.
The manual that came with it and the additional instructions that were part of the Ebay advertisement are both ambiguous in several places.
So I have learned a LOT on my own!
If you have recently gotten one of these machines, please do contact me for better instructions on how to get it
Here are links to what I have learned so far, Newest entry first:
Now it is October of 2023 and I am putting the whole project to rest!
Since the 2014 run that is detailed below, I have built and tested an electronic engine monitor for the Onan Generator that I run with Woodgas.
That whole process is detailed here:
Onan Generator Electronic Control Unit Playlist
In the most recent link in that playlist, explain all the components that of those modifications.
Results of our August, 2014 Run: Testing cooling changes, Drizzling,and others. Not a good day, but learned a lot
July testing of Throttle Position Sensor and Oxygen Sensor on Generator
My Current Woodgas System Setup
Over that last few months I have been working to understand how oxygen sensors work, so I could use one to monitior woodgas quality. At the same time,
I observed that the generator's governor arm starts to move to open the throttle as the gas quality begins to deteriorate.
You see, in the past, I didn't realize that the gas quality was changing until the generator's governor had fully opened the throttle. By that time, it was
too late to do anything about the gas quality before the generator had quit.
So, I thought that, if I could record these
changes, I would have a way to react to the gas quality changes before the engine would die.
To accomplish that, I have added both a TPS (Throttle Position Sensor) and a narrow band Oyxgen Sensor to my generator.
Here you can see where the O2 Sensor (at the left, on the exhaust manifold) and the TPS (just above the governor arm) are located.
I have tested them and hooked them up to my Arduino
Datalogger. Now I can see the reading on my LCD screen as well as recording their activity for future reference.
You can see from the graph above that I now have two very useful readings. This graph was made while the generator was running on gasoline, just so I could
concentrate on my new measurements.
The spikes that you see on the first half of the Oxygen Sensor graph are where the sensor is still getting heated up enough to begin producing accurate readings.
That's one reason why the more modern and MUCH more expensive O2 sensors are used in today's vehicles. (This one costs $15.00)
Results of our Sep 10, 2013 Run: Longer Run and more Power Generated than ever before
Here's a Youtube Video of my latest Grain-Cleaner-to-Wood-Chip Sorting Machine
Improving Measurements,System Changes,Wood Chip Management,etc., Nov. 2012 to June 2013
Good Results of November 11, 2012 Hot Engine Test with a summary of the season, Including a link to a short youtube video of the test.
June 19, 2012 run of the JXQ-10 with my new datalogger:
The grate plugged up pretty early, so I still have plenty of work to do, but the datalogger performed suberbly.
Short Woodgas Datalogger Update video, added Lights to indicate Gas Temperature
Short Video of my new Woodgas Datalogger
Classifying Wood Chips
JXQ-10 Emails, from users
10 Minute Video Taken Saturday, 6/18/2011 Gasifier fueling Onan generator
Woodgas to Electricilty Update (Added 6/19/2011)
Woodgas to Electricilty Update (Added 11/10/2010)
Wood Shredding Progress and Generator Integration To Date (Added 8/3/2009)
Questions and Answers from First Test Results (Added 8/3/2009)
First Test of the System, April 20, 2009
Early Questions and Answers Page (Added April 15, 2009)
Setting up the JXQ-10/Cad Drawings (Added April 10, 2009)
My Getting Started with My JXQ-10 Page