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Re: Brand New Finding, Tube Cells
« Reply #24 on: July 20, 2008, 19:10:03 pm »
hydro, today I hooked my variac with the bridge straight to the 4 tube cell +-+- center electrode only and had some amazing output. I turn the variac 50% and making more gas than ever.   I'm not getting the static on the outside so far from what I have noticed.    Very exciting!

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Re: Brand New Finding, Tube Cells
« Reply #25 on: July 20, 2008, 19:37:30 pm »
CarbedNotch,

Are your outer tubes connected to one another?  Also, how close to one another are your tube sets?  Thanks. 

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Re: Brand New Finding, Tube Cells
« Reply #26 on: July 20, 2008, 20:23:16 pm »
CarbedNotch,

Are your outer tubes connected to one another?  Also, how close to one another are your tube sets?  Thanks. 

Outer tubes are connected but the inners are not. My tubes are .070" and .024" on the 2 demo units ive built. The .024" is much more responsive.

I'm uploading a video now.

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Re: Brand New Finding, Tube Cells
« Reply #27 on: July 20, 2008, 21:01:24 pm »
CarbedNotch,

Thanks for sharing the video with us.  You have a very responsive cell.

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Re: Brand New Finding, Tube Cells
« Reply #28 on: July 21, 2008, 02:38:07 am »
the cell started humming and then shacking, "viberating" at first i thought the humming was coming from my power supplie but further investigation proved that it was not comming from the power supply but from the fuel cell.

I discovered this today also!  Its amazing what you might hear w/out an alternator roaring away

It sounds like a distorted buzzing sound and its hard to lock on to its peak effect...   

I also learned not to hook the o-scope to it unless you want to weld something.

I'd like to add that I was only able to achieve this ringing reaction with only one of my cells. It was the one That is 10"long with the .024" gap. "Little man" is responding much better to my setup then the 11.5"  .070" gap "Big-Boy" cell.   The larger gap cell wants more power put to it and I think my 13amp variac is just not powerful enough for it.

"Little Man" is now powerful enough to run a torch all on its own and still push pressure. I have had 3 explosions because if the back-pressure drops it pulls the flame into the bubbler. very scary and it got me all wet.  I wonder what will happen if I hook the variac to my neon sign transformer then to a bridge rectifier then to the cell...?

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Re: Brand New Finding, Tube Cells
« Reply #29 on: July 21, 2008, 08:47:13 am »
i wondered the same thing! but i think the trick to that will be in the cell setup ;)

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Re: Brand New Finding, Tube Cells
« Reply #30 on: July 21, 2008, 13:03:05 pm »
i wondered the same thing! but i think the trick to that will be in the cell setup ;)

test done.... no reaction.

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Re: Brand New Finding, Tube Cells
« Reply #31 on: July 21, 2008, 13:06:23 pm »
Just curious, are your outer (neutral) tubes connected to each other?
Are you checking your PM's lately?