Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The Super Mega Capacitor of Death


You can see the extent of the electrical complexity of this typewriter. The massive motor is on the other side. The vertical piece of  plastic to the right is the power switch which is actuated by a lever assembly at the front of the machine. Three parts make this typewriter electric; a switch, a capacitor, and a motor.

Fully charged, I assume that it would hold a nice little jolt. Who needs coffee when you have this?

6 comments:

  1. I can already see that you understand electricity better than I do!

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  2. I am still thankful to have taken a basic electronics class back in high school. It really comes in handy to know the basics and some rudimentary theory.

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  3. Yeah ok. I asked to see it in a comment on an earlier post because I thought you were being melodramtic (and I was curious) but I agree; that looks pretty damn scary. I wouldn't want to mess with it either.

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  4. 3522 Microfarad hey? Not bad... That'd give you a bit of a jolt, so discharge like the wind! I wonder... that thing must have quite an electric motor in it...

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