Deagan Tower Chimes Solenoid Voltage
By Robert Ridgeway
The 32-note set of Deagan Tower Chimes in the Sanfilippo Collection
has a voltmeter on the player and it indicates that the correct voltage
range is around 45 to 48 VDC. We are no longer using the motor-generator
but instead use a large 200 ampere rectifier set for 48 volts DC.
90 volts would undoubtedly burn out the coils immediately but probably
not before playing the chimes _very loudly_ one last time.
Robert Ridgeway, Curator
Barrington Hills, Illinois
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