Switches are Clicky; Here's Why Automatic Record Changers: We used 2 days ago   15:26

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Click clack I was taken aback. Wonderin’ ‘bout those switches of light, yeah.
Let’s find out what the point is of all that clacking, shall we?

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cal mccullen
very fun vid, thank you.
Michal Nemecek
I don't understand how you can make a 15 minute video about switches.
Citrus Lump
Jokes on you we use knife switches exclusively in this household!
Harry M
heres another question: why is the voltage lower in the US than here in europe? lower voltage means more current for the same power.
LiftKid
I have a panel from an elevator and its switches can take literal seconds to click after flicking. Scary but cool.
Jimi Hendrix
It's so blind people know when they've turned the light on
doongi01
You should do a video on printing calculators
Spir Al
Haha thank you for the information , I'll be more rude with switches
Matt Carrell
IF there was a light switch which was Quantum in nature, would the light be both on and off? Don't even go there with the cat example…!
Matt Carrell
Personally I've never liked mushy switches. Switches that mush won't last long as such…. :)
Ardin Catish
I was hoping it'd explain why my old house has switches you can hear from a mile away and modern switches are quiet...


oh dang it does. 10:32


I thought this video was going to be some useless information but it's actually pretty relevant.
MyTech
Those super clicky switches, with real spring loading, in your old house are still available. They are out of favor because the cost a few cents more and some folk do not like the loud clack noise.

Also insulator-conductor spectrum is not really true, at least it is an over simplification. While it is true that most conductors have some resistance(exceptions are called super conductors) the resistance should be thought of like wind-drag on a car or water-drag on a boat. A true insulator on the other hand has zero electrical leakage within its design envelope(mainly temperature and voltage gradient), an insulator is not simply a high resistance conductor. To be sure many materials have manufacturing defects that allow some leakage but this is generally not the bulk of the material but isolated channels, most notable on very thin insulation such as those found in capacitors, where the defects have a high chance of being the full depth of the insulation layer.
Now under certain conditions the insulation property can be broken and allow electron flow, thus turning an insulator into a conductor. Think of the insulator like a brick wall to the car, which prevent the car from moving at all up to a certain effort at which point the wall crumbles. This is what happens to gases in an arc, the voltage gradient becomes so high that the outer electrons of the gas are popped loose creating charged ions, charged ions will allow substantial electrical flow and the heat generated by the resistance helps keep the gas ionized even though the voltage gradient is much lower with conduction than it was before conduction.

Now you may be say "Wait! What about surface leakage on PCBs?"; Well that is not flow through the insulator that is flow creeping across the surface of the insulator due to the molecules at the edge of the material having loose ends so to speak, without a matching neighbor the charges may not be fully bound and the surface becomes a high resistance conductor.

And to cover another point, insulators generally do not block the electromagnetic field around electrical charge and flow which is capable of transferring energy without any exchange of electrons. Thus electricity can [up to a point] appear to flow through a capacitor or transformer though no electrons are actually crossing the capacitor or transformer.
thecognacsipper
this video was awesome 'amit! ive been follwwingyouu for a while love your progression keep it uppp!
peanutbutterlover jr
I turned the light which off in my room slowly on and off when I was little alot and it made sounds oops but it still works😉
jdgator95
Mr. Technology Connections man, I'm surprised you didn't discuss the old "silent" light switches which used mercury to make and break the circuit without noise.
Thomas P
... there is one other kinda switch i can think of you didn't put in your switch bit
MC Gamer 4251-20
I have a light switch that dosent click at all
Casper S�
What about software buttons clicking?!
JJtoob
Yeah, don't make me go into keyboard switches, it would be a video on its own lol.
atlys
Actually you were incorrect about SF6, the main use of SF6 is to make your voice sound crazy awesome.
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Automatic Record Changers: We used Switches are Clicky; Here's Why 2 days ago   18:47

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Hmm. What were these things? Why were some record sets made to work with them? When did we decide we hated them? Was that the right call? Will I ask another question?
These are the things you’ll learn in this video, where we explore the humble record changer. Seriously. They didn’t suck!

If you’d like a more complete look at the Victor VE 10-50, you should take a look at these videos. Note that in the last link, the model shown is the premium 10-70 which included an electronic amplifier! Ooohh! The other two were Orthophonic Victrolas, which used an acoustic reproducer and a folded horn to achieve their surprisingly good fidelity.
https://ufl.ae/videow/GsbHSZ4dmJK
https://ufl.ae/videow/CsykYKM0TWw
https://ufl.ae/videow/GXkN24JKP80

Also, this site gives great info about Victrolas, and you should check them out!
http://www.victor-victrola.com/10-50.htm



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