Frequesntly Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the OPTEC Fuel Maximizer?

The OPTEC™ Fuel Maximizer product is a non-intrusive technology designed for modern computer
controlled gasoline and diesel engines for improved fuel efficiency and enhanced engine performance:

  • Improves fuel efficiency (up to 25%)
  • Increases brake horsepower & torque (up to 15%)
  • Reduces harmful emissions (up to 50%)
How does the OPTEC Fuel Maximizer work?

The technology utilizes electrolysis and ionization to add a small amount of hydrogen into the combustion chamber to act as a catalyst to burn more fuel in the fuel chamber. Existing combustion engines can leave up to 30% of the fuel unburned, resulting in waste fuel and higher hydrocarbon concentrations. Our technology generates a more complete burn, thus requiring less fuel injected into the chamber to get the same effect.

What is unique about the OPTEC product?

Our micro-mesh filter electrode significantly increases the electrolysis surface area. Electrolysis is therefore dramatically more efficient enabling the desired combustion effect using only ambient air and not added water vapor (others in the space use a water reservoir). Previous attempts at this kind of technology has failed in combustion engines because the excess water vapor in the exhaust would signal the on board computer to add more fuel and burn out the engine (computer interprets engine is running lean in fuel).

We have a proprietary oxide that releases electrons more easily than typical oxides. When coupled with the micro-mesh filter, it requires only a small amount of electrical current to get the desired effect (milliamps).

The ionization further separates the hydrogen and oxygen so it mixes better with the fuel and acts as a catalyst to burn more chamber fuel.

The engine’s on board computer will measure less oxygen in the exhaust (computer interprets engine is running rich in fuel), and appropriately reduce the amount of fuel injected into the chamber.

OPTEC is the first company to use this type of technology with existing on-board engine computers to reduce fuel consumption while giving more horsepower (when you want it) and reduce emissions.

Will these units void the manufacturer's warranty?

No. The OPTEC™ unit is a non-intrusive technology and is protected by the after-market warranty disclaimer covered by the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act of 1975.

What kind of vehicles are the units suitable for?

These units are suitable for all vehicles, from 4-16 cylinders, either gasoline or diesel engines equipped with  an ECU and a MAF sensor.

Do the units drain my battery when installed?

No. All the units operate on a very low amperage system and only draw output when the engine is running.

Can I install the unit myself?

It is highly recommended that an OPTEC Certified Technician does the installation.

Do the units require any maintenance?

No maintenance required. There are no moving parts to the OPTEC™ device. However, it is recommended the air filter be changed every 36,000 miles or as required. For generators and off-road vehicles it is recommended the air filter be changed every 750 hours or as required.

What is the size and weight of each unit?

Standard unit: 6.5” x 2.75” (2 lbs)

Commercial unit: 7.0” x 3.75” (3 lbs)

Commercial HD unit: 10.5” x 3.75” (4 lbs)

How do you size the OPTEC units for each vehicle?

Units are sized by vehicle weight class.

Standard Unit: For all vehicles weighing less than 8,500 lbs GVW (Gross Vehicle Weight) in the passenger vehicle and light duty truck sector. This sector includes commercial car fleets, personal vehicles, trucks and SUVs.

Commercial Unit: For all medium duty weight class vehicles weighing between 8,501 lbs to 14,000 lbs GVW (Gross Vehicle Weight) such as work trucks, delivery trucks, towing vehicles and light construction equipment.

Commercial HD Unit: For commercial, industrial, or Heavy-Duty Diesel engines and trucks weighing over 14,000 lbs GVW (Gross Vehicle Weight), including big rig tractors, heavy construction, agricultural, generators, reefers, pumping equipment and marine engine applications.

Variations could include trucks towing heavy loads that might need a larger unit or large displacement engines in super cars.

How does OPTEC contribute to the goal of environmental sustainability?

OPTEC reduces fossil fuel consumption. By purchasing OPTEC, not only will you be saving money in fuel, you will be helping save our plant’s nonrenewable resources. The less fuel you burn reduces the amount of greenhouse gases released into our atmosphere. The OPTEC device also reduces harmful emissions such as NOx, CO2, and HC. OPTEC International takes pride in practicing sustainable business practices. We adopted a principle of the prevention of emissions and waste and take all environmental factors into account during production.

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