Re: Need Adice on testing WW2 siren
- If it were me I'd just touch a 12 battery to the terminals and see
what happens. Don't hokk it up just hold the wires on, that way it it
works and scares the shit out of you the wires will come off as you
run away :) If it just clicks you will need AC probably.
I have a feeling that when you touch the wires to the coil the
electromagnets will pull the bar in, there will be a click and thats
all. Then you pull the wire off the terminal and there will be
another click, do this 50 times a second and you have a siren!
--- In Electronics_101@y..., "moimyselfcom" <s2audi@y...> wrote:
> I bought an original World War II Siemens Air Raid Siren from
> Germany. It has never been used, it seems.
> Anyway it is labled as 8-16Volts. Strom (current) shows a sin wave,
> so I guess its A/C. It is also labled 1 Ohm.
> So I am trying to figure out where to apply power and also how I'm
> going to produce 10 volts a/c. I guess it'll expect 50HZ, but it
> seems so 'analog' that 60hz should just make a higher tone.
> Anyway here are some pictures. It appears to have to magnetic coils
> that attach themselves to the light metal bar at the top. I believe
> the plus wire should go on the white terminal block.
> http://20v.org/rant/whole.jpg Side view with bell housing off.
> http://20v.org/rant/top.jpg Look down from top
> http://20v.org/rant/fronttop.jpg Front View, you can see terminal
> http://20v.org/rant/ground.jpg Ground marker screw on bottom
> http://20v.org/rant/.jpg View from right
> Any comments would be appreciated, I don't want to toast it