I've just switched secondaries and trying to see what's going on with Andrija Puharich's design and I've come up with some very interesting observations and conclusions which fortify more or less what Gunther was saying about Puharich's cell but first let me tell you what I think has happened. This is VERY important.
I think that Andrija Puharich discovered the technology and that it is indeed based on an AM waveform of a modulation and a carrier wave. If you look at Puharich's design, it is based on a much smaller cell than I've been using for the type of power i'm outputting.
Now, Stan decided that an audio system cannot possibly output enough energy for the amount of gas he needed in his applications so he took Puharich's idea and modified it in the best way he could. So he took the power from an alternator and the power from a variac which have two different frequencies and he modulated one over the other so that one became the carrier wave and one became the modulation. He then used an SCR switch driven by a gating system which parameters were 'pulse on' and 'pulse off'. The frequency of that SCR switch is the same as the modulation but 90 degrees out of phase and this is what you end up with:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUiqmvwC6xE&feature=youtu.be
You will notice that the only systems in Stan's video's visibly producing gas are driven by an alternator in his car and tube set, forget all the many schematics, we're only interested in real systems that work.
So Stan is using a full bridge rectifier to create a positive pulse train of a low frequency but with an high current potential, he then modulates it with a similar but higher frequency high current potential. It is gated at the modulation frequency but 90 degrees out of phase and fed through a choke that is resonant at the at modulation frequency. The chokes ARE NOT RESONANT WITH THE CELL, this is why when everyone tries to do that it doesn't work, the chokes ARE RESONANT AT THE MODULATION FREQUENCY so that the choke becomes an 100% inductor at that frequency.
You are now going to ask - 'where is the voltage coming from'?
Last night I step charged a capacitor to 46v for the very first time but it took 10 minutes with my low current system using the above signal in the video. I'll tell you what happens. The chokes becomes induced at the carrier and modulation frequencies BUT they are under a no load situation because there is ABSOLUTELY NO RESONANCE BETWEEN THE CHOKE AND THE CELL, ITS THE WORST CASE SCENARIO TO HAVE IT. The very nature of a choke is that it blocks current at the resonant frequency. Stan's modulations are 120hz but his carrier is 60hz. His choke is resonant at exactly 120hz and when it blocks the modulation current, it also blocks the carrier current because the choke cannot differentiate between the currents in a complex signal like this and that is down to the core, it see's it as only one potential current. The voltage escapes because it leads the current in phase and it leaves the choke at the carrier frequency but still retains voltage amplitudes of the modulation. BUT, the entire inductance energy field can leave the choke as voltage on the carrier frequency. In simple terms you induce current into the choke at one frequency where it's resonant (modulation) and you allow it to leave at another frequency where it's not (carrier).
I'll tell you about the step charge effect and what it does to a capacitor. The above signal in the video is a complex signal of carrier wave, modulation and gate. Once rectified with a diode the signal pretty much replicates Stan's signal and Stan discovered something that Puharich never realized. If you're in a situation where you have a capacitor and a Carrier wave with modulation amplitude form and you charge the cap, the very nature of the modulation form of the carrier causes a zero-peek-zero charge effect which is diminishing, if you add a diode then the signal is still zero-peek-zero in nature and is still diminishing. HOWEVER, if you gate the signal like I did in the above video and chop away 50% of the signal then you end up with a zero-peek UNDIMINISHED signal. Now, a capacitor will try and discharge itself at the same rate that it was charged from an inductor and will always try and form a tank circuit with the inductor when the inductor has finished it's half of the cycle. By this time we've charged the cap at peek value and not allowed it to diminish because the modulation finishes at peek value. The cap cannot discharge because of the diode blocking that direction and shortly another burst of zero-peak arrives because the choke is acting regardless of what the cap is doing. There is no resonance between the choke and the cap, it's the last thing you need. What you are doing is pulse charging a cap at peek value and not allowing it to respond. I'm taking a vacation but when I get back i'll show you in more detail.
The whole idea and essence behind Puharich and Stan's designs are that they allow carrier waves together with their voltage amplitude form to pass through a system's current choking device into a target. Normally, if you use just one frequency in a choke, it will allow lower frequencies to pass but will also allow current to pass at that lower frequency. At the frequency the choke is resonant at, if you pass that frequency alone and no other then the choke will block the voltage too generally speaking. Because the carrier frequency in these designs is BELOW the resonant frequency then the carrier voltage will pass unhindered taking the voltage amplitude form with it but not the current because the modulation current and carrier current are locked as an inseparable magnetic field in the core. BTW. I step charged my plate cap to 46v out of water at about 5v per minute with a signal similar to the one above at 40hz modulation and 20hz carrier, that was the best I could do because my chokes are not really resonant at low frequency, only partially so the process is slow. My new secondary likes 20hz and produces power there but the chokes are resonant at 1990hz where the secondary does not produce good current.
These are my findings of 2018 so far and all my builds will be based on this principle in the future. I hope you all enjoyed by fact finding expedition.
My advice to anyone building stuff: You can use bog standard transformers to get your power up, you need a modulated carrier wave and a gate, you can do it like Stan by using a alternator/variac design, one modulating the other but you still need a choke which is resonant at the modulator frequency and a gate that is pulse on - pulse off and can carry an AM signal such as a really good accurate H-bridge design.
The cell will not be resonant with the choke, the size of the cell is determined by how many volts per mm2 that your carrier frequency is capable of. Have fun.