When all you have is a battery, what do expect atomic science? Faraday was a great man but 200 years with out change is a long time not to learn anything about electrolysis working at a dead short IE. BIG AMPS LO VOLTS is what he worked with. When the water is a conductor ( added chemicals) it doesn't make o very good dielectric material. Its Like making a capacitor using mercury as a dielectric. Makes sending high voltage pretty hard. Volts drop to near zero. Water's components covalent bond responds to Electro Magnetic stimulation . When working with the basics the results are easy to understand and control. Work with the bond if you want to break down water into components .Learn for your self what effects it. Ideas are easy try the facts. If you don't know find out. Create an experimental situation. Or use someone else's base, like an old patent. If it is a good one it has all the details. Stanley Meyer's Patents were not very good. He left out alot of data. I found out by trying what he said and it didn't work. Not enough data. I had to repeat from the basics to make it work. I had an advantage I was a radio ham so I had the electronic basis. All he did is make a tuned circuit =π network Using electrolytic capacitors filled with water and a double inductor wound on a common core(charging choke)With a diode to double the cap discharge reaction . When you over charge them some dielectrics breaks down water is one (usually oil)( OUT OF THE ARRL HAND BOOK) Nothing new. Just a new context. Fuel verses communication ( don't forget Marconi Got credit for Radio when Tesla even in the 1890's had radio control ships running in the oceans 12 years earlier than Marconi's earliest work. What makes this an invention is using some known property for a new purpose .