Yup this is my point... multi coil is evolved from 8xA, just a different setup... but mechanism is the same... to build the massive voltage on water capacitor your secondary must be able to cope with the leakage currents in non-resonance stage of about let say milliamps, if its not able to provide the leakage current then the secondary will remain loaded and resonance stage cannot be detected.
That is what I did in this setup. I switch out my 400 turn 29 awg primary for a 150 turn 24 awg primary. An important thing to remember is that a water capacitor does not act like real capacitor by itself. The 8XA circuit passes current through the cell and builds some voltage. The multi coil vic is a different procces, maybe it evolved from the 8XA, but if current is passing through the cell it is not possible to build the massive voltage needed for this thing to work.
QUOTE: ".......but if current is passing through the cell it is not possible to build the massive voltage needed for this thing to work. "
Current will pass thorough the cell but only in non resonance stage... but as soon as resonance is achieved, the leakage current will stop flowing through the cell and voltage build up takes place.... so consider the consequence that if your transformer is not able to supply the required current in non resonance stage!!!!!
I hope i made it clear :)