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Re: motor for a reallly big clock ?

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02-06-2013 16:16:04

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Why not just gear down an AC motor, it's just a math problem!

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02-06-2013 16:23:12

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 Re: motor for a reallly big clock ? in reply to Diydave, 02-06-2013 16:16:04  
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If the OP is going to go that route, I would think it would work better to run something like a DC motor so if the clock is fast or slow, the RPMs could be adjusted to correct it.

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02-06-2013 23:25:22

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 Re: motor for a reallly big clock ? in reply to Rich_WI, 02-06-2013 16:23:12  
You cant just gear down. You need a speed regulator, something like a governor. Because ,if not,any small change in the voltage or even in temperature, will modify the speed.

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02-07-2013 02:38:09

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 Re: motor for a reallly big clock ? in reply to Jean-Raymond, 02-06-2013 23:25:22  
12:00 BLINK 12:00 BLINK
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who's gonna reset this thing

gonna take a big roll of black tape to cover that

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