[thechat] IT is here!

Garrett Coakley garrett at polytechnic.co.uk
Thu Dec 6 08:09:29 CST 2001

On Thu, 2001-12-06 at 13:51, martin.p.burns at uk.pwcglobal.com wrote:

> Although it's a bit difficult to be a complete lunatic in
> a vehicle (under)powered by a washing machine motor

Aha... not so (the washing machine motor, not the lunatic bit).
You haven't been reading www.sinclairc5.co.uk have you? *:)


"The C5 uses a washing machine motor ...

The C5 motor is a 12v DC permanent magnet motor, rated at 250W

The motor was made by Polymotor in Italy, part of the giant Philips
group. While it is true that Polymotor make motors for washing machines,
it is also true that they make torpedo motors!

Perhaps it would have sounded better if the C5 was powered by a torpedo

Being a 12v DC motor, it is far removed from the AC motor used in a
washing machine anyway.

Another example of "a little knowledge is a dangerous thing...""


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