Steve and Ron,Something doesn't really add up with the 34KV@0.83A.. I can only see this happening momentarily for a very short time through a condenser/capacitor. 28KW isn't exactly small potatoes!!! Especially since most batteries can supply about 600A momentarily(most go to starter motor) at 14.4V, which is 8.64KW... I found it odd that rectifiers were picked for this specification as if it were continuous. You can easily get away with much less if it is for a surge, which it must be.
Thanks for the input. Let me try to get the old gray matter stirring.
The 34Kv @ 0.83 amps is happening at intervals. As the rotor in the distributor revolves and passes the arc points on the distributor cap the circuit is completed. The ignition points hooked also to a condenser (capacitor) breaks the circuit. This allows the circuit to complete through the primary winding of the ignition coil (there are 2 windings in the coil, one positive, and a secondary negative through the points) Hope this makes sense. The secondary voltage collapses when the points close.....allowing the full 34Kv built up in the coil to run to the spark plug. The gap at the sprk plug electrodes grounds the current for an instant. Ignition of the fuel vapors, an explosion, voila, power. The coil then recharges for the next cycle.
In this arrangement, rectifiers are used to keep the voltage from running back to the inverter. If you remember, we are running 110V @ 20 amps 60 cycles (this may have to be reduced some) from a dc to ac inverter to supply a charged state at the spark plug electrodes. This is our modification. Since the current is flowing only during burn time, do you think the diodes are needed?? Is there another way of protecting the inverter from feedback current??
These experiments are aimed at developing more eco. friendly fuels which are renewable, affordable, and non polluting to the environment.
Thanks for the help,