How does an electric clock work?

Answer Telling time is a simple matter of looking at the nearest clock. But exactly how clocks works, especially electric clocks, can sometimes be a mystery.Wind-up ClocksClocks have been used to keep tim... Read More »

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How much electric current does each of these items need a colour television b vacuum cleaner c stove element d toaster e electric clock?

How does a quartz clock work?

Clocks keep time by a pendulum or coiled spring generating movement to power internal gears. Timekeeping errors accrue because these mechanisms are affected by temperature and wear. Quartz eliminat... Read More »

How does the computer's clock work when it is off?

In your computer (as well as other gadgets), the battery powers a chip called the Real Time Clock (RTC) chip. The RTC is essentially a quartz watch that runs all the time, whether or not the comput... Read More »

Who invented the electric clock?

Scottish inventor, educator, and philosopher Alexander Bain (1818-1903) created the electric clock in 1841. Bain also invented both the fax machine and the chemical telegraph in a span of only six ... Read More »