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Re: Figuring out the Steam Resonator
« Reply #104 on: February 14, 2012, 03:50:59 am »
Circuit explained:
 
The transistors are configured as an H-bridge.
This series of transistors will take 400 volts.
T1 is a 1:10 step-up. T2 is the choke coils bifilar wrapped similar to the 8XA.
The bridge diodes should act as the blocking diode.
The CD4047 will deliver a near perfect 50/50 pulse.
The only thing I’m not sure of is the value of the bias resistors for the transistors,
and the overall frequencies.
I plan on winding the coils on a large ferrite U core, probably with 18 gauge wire.

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Re: Figuring out the Steam Resonator
« Reply #105 on: February 14, 2012, 04:42:06 am »
Thanks everyone for the submissions!
With a team effort, we can solve this!
Tony has been very generous and helpful with information - some of us, like myself, have submitted what we can.
The explanations make sense regarding the audio signals and different harmonics...

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Re: Figuring out the Steam Resonator
« Reply #106 on: February 16, 2012, 13:09:10 pm »
I am discovering some interesting pulse combinations with this circuit, but still no hot water, regardless of water type (distilled, tap, well, etc.)

@Tony:

Did you use resistive wire in your vic by chance?
I am using copper on pri and sec and both have no effect...
Primary: 7.5 ohm
Secondary: 72 ohm
It could also be the core I am using - it is a ferrite rod with permeability of around 200.
I am not using any chokes...



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Re: Figuring out the Steam Resonator
« Reply #107 on: February 19, 2012, 02:17:38 am »
The last thing I am trying to understand is if the steam resonator tubes were part of an open circuit or a closed circuit. A transformer will still provide voltage in an open circuit. One of Meyer's drawings shows the tubes connected to ground making a complete circuit so I'm not sure. Or does the water act as a ground?

What do you guys think?

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Re: Figuring out the Steam Resonator
« Reply #108 on: February 19, 2012, 04:26:59 am »
Yes, this is confusing to me also HMS, Stan's document shows a separate ground for an optional 'heat resonator'?
The ground seems to be separate from that of the primary and driving circuitry.
I have built that circuit with many variations, and got no results.
I believe Stan left something out intentionally, for patent reasons.

Below is a pic from my scope using Tony's alternating dc circuit which is supposed to heat the water, but so far the only thing it heats is the two 220 ohm resistors, and they get HOT!
The scope is connected at the secondary of the transformer, across the cell.
Water is distilled. Scope is set to 5V / div, so the signal amplitude is approx. 20V.
I am certain the fault lies somewhere in my transformer construction, which only Tony knows how to build correctly.
My transformer consists of approx. 600 turns 29AWG magnet wire primary and 3000 turns 29AWG magnet wire secondary, on a ferrite rod with permeability of 200.
It can't be anything else, because the waveforms and circuit seem to be working correctly...

I am not giving up though - each day you fail is one day closer to success!
« Last Edit: February 19, 2012, 04:47:52 am by waterfreak »

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Re: Figuring out the Steam Resonator
« Reply #109 on: February 19, 2012, 09:57:03 am »
That waveform is exactly what I'm seeing in my multisim designs as well.
If you remove those high ohm resistors the waveform will become more square.
But you probably need a higher secondary inductance to limit the current in a way which does not dissipate so much power and mess up the waveform.

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Re: Figuring out the Steam Resonator
« Reply #110 on: February 19, 2012, 19:54:21 pm »
HMS, the scope reading is from Tony's circuit with the TIP120 transistors, and there are no high value resistors in the circuit...

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Re: Figuring out the Steam Resonator
« Reply #111 on: February 19, 2012, 20:12:12 pm »
Here is a link to a pdf I think some of you may find interesting...

http://bloq.computerworld.pl/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/czajnik.pdf