@Webmug - The only way that I have gotten the cell to charge is when I was testing with the 8XA circuit which produced a pretty AM waveform are 2.2khz - 2.6khz. The cell would charge to over 800v pk-pk and I would get a little HHO. The diode in the circuit keeps the current in one direction instead of allowing it to swing. You usually get an AM signal just above the resonant frequency and in Stan's documents he says XL > XC, so this tells me that the circuit has to be totally inductive. As you know at resonance XL = XC, so its not resonance in a sense. Also from further testing I noticed that the 2.2khz - 2.6khz that I was getting could be done without the cell connected, meaning the resonance was taking place in the coils itself.
Yes, you are correct on the INDUCTIVE part Xl > Xc !
The chokes must overcome the capacitor.
But capacitor has effect on the chokes when connected, but not much I think.
So even unconnected VIC has it's own resonance frequency.
Choke NEG should be tuned to get the voltages equal but opposite due one side of the capacitor (dielectric) I think.
We PULSE the primary coil to get resonance at the secondary coil.
So we have AC at the secondary coil. Maximum voltage amplitude!
The secondary coil is on resonance and charges the chokes with AC very quickly with a number of "pulses" (=AC swings)
The chokes can handle a charge to a point when it doesn't charge anymore.
Resistance to current change!
Then when we GATE the PULSE (AC secondary) the energy stored in the chokes is discharged to the WFC. The discharge is in the form of UNIPOLAR pulse because its a critically damped RLC system and the chokes are opposite of each other and we getting double pulse because of bouncing off the DIODE. This critically damped choke has it's own resonance frequency, what do you think this is??? Hint secondary...
All the coils are on resonance at the same frequency. Here the PLL comes into play.
This UNIPOLAR pulse is charging the WFC on both sides at the same time. So amps are restricted at the same time on double pulses and it can't flow through the WFC!
So the signals we had seen before (opposite AC signals from the chokes) are just the start of tuning the chokes!
Stan called this VIC --> Voltage Intensifier circuit, very clever.
When PULSE is GATED the PLL is shutdown by the inhibit pin.