Splitting the Positive
In McKay's doc #6
Page 6 right above the pics, on Splitting the Positive, Mark Gray (Ed Gray's son) was talking to his dad and Ed Gray said:
"The energy starts from the positive terminal [of the storage battery/dipole] then part of it goes back to the supply battery and part of it goes to the load."
This confirms what my belief on splitting the positive has always been. The part that goes to the supply battery is the first bit of HV potential that moves into the OPEN diode to the LV source, which is the supply battery. Then, when the diode closes, the rest goes to the load. But I think it is more than just "the rest of it". With the diode slamming shut like that, the HV potential from the HV cap is able do discharge QUICKER like I believe Lee showed in the water sparkplug thread. Plus there are other things about this mechanism that are happening that I don't believe Gray knew.
If the cathode of the triode was like Gray indicated in the patent, then ALL of the HV would have went to the battery, blowing it up, destroying the triode possibly, etc... basically everything would go there except what wouldn't make it through becuase of parts failing in the process...then some of it might make it to the grids.