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If you increase the voltage to a clock, will the clock tick faster? Answered

Pretty much that, will it tick faster, slower(?), backwards(!), blow the clock, do nothing, make tim-tams?

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Phil B

Best Answer 9 years ago

I would say, "No." because a quartz clock uses a quartz crystal to time the clock's movement. The quartz crystal naturally vibrates at a fixed rate around 36,000 per second. Those vibrations are then divided to achieve regulation pulses for hours, minutes, and seconds. Modulating a quartz crystal clock is sometimes done with a very small trimmer capacitor so a slow clock can be made accurate, or the reverse for a fast clock.

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NachoMahma

9 years ago

. Depends on the type of clock.

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VirtualBoxerNachoMahma

Answer 6 years ago

Yes, the clock will only tick faster if it uses a transistor oscillator, which is why they don't make clocks like that.

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munchmanNachoMahma

Answer 9 years ago

Ordinary quartz crystal wall clock, should have made that clearer

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AndyGadget

9 years ago

Digital clocks are designed to change speed as little as possible with changes in voltage. A typical set-up would be a crystal oscillator running at 32768 Hz being fed into a sixteen stage digital divider to give one second pulses. A crystal oscillator circuit can be very accurate and immune to supply voltage changes. A mains powered mechanical clock works in a different way. It keeps time to the frequency of the mains supply - 50Hz in the UK, 60Hz in the US. Increasing the voltage would eventually burn the motor out.

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shamicss

9 years ago

no it will not tick faster....becoz the pin has a limited acceleration or speed......