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Where around the house can you find a centrifugal clutch.? Answered


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orksecurity
orksecurity

Best Answer 11 years ago

Basically, anything where the motor does not move anything else when it's idling, but engages automatically when it is sped up. That's pretty much the definition of what a centrifugal clutch is intended to do, after all.

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vince 09
vince 09

11 years ago

some weed eaters have them. or a go-cart

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snotty
snotty

11 years ago

I think a drum brake has a similar mechanism. You'd have to squeeze a weight on an arm into there somewhere to make the brake shoes engage when it spins fast. Hmm sounds like a fun project (AKA pain in the a$$).

What size of mechanism do you need? What's the application?

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cyberpageman
cyberpageman

11 years ago

 High-powered electric toothbrushes have them, as do electric shavers and window a/cs.  Some of the older mobile refrigerators also had centrifugal clutches, but manufacturers stopped using them because of the squealing noise they made.  Small ones can be found in hearing aids and pacemakers.

Glad you got rescued.  What happened?

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seandogue
seandogue

Answer 11 years ago

Methinks he's a fireperson,

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cyberpageman
cyberpageman

Answer 11 years ago

 Oh.  I didn't think of that.  Me = duh

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seandogue
seandogue

Answer 11 years ago

happens to me all the time. (and who knows, I could be wrong) ;-)

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Re-design
Re-design

11 years ago

Weedeater, gokart, minibike,

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lemonie
lemonie

11 years ago

Why do you want to know? You're thinking of building a go-kart with an engine that doesn't have one?
You need to find an engine that does, like Frollard suggests a chainsaw is one idea.

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seandogue
seandogue

11 years ago

try this

looks like the kind of thing we used to put on lawnmower engines for motorbikes and similar junk.

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frollard
frollard

11 years ago

a chainsaw


Chain does not move unless the speed of the motor goes up, then the centripital force pushes the clutch out into the chain-cog-transfer assembly.

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RavingMadStudios
RavingMadStudios

11 years ago

A riding lawn mower, a chainsaw, or a Yomega yo-yo.