Pulse Motors: Supplement: TK MiniPulse Reed: How Low Can You Go?
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Here I’m looking for the low voltage limit. Runs well on 0.24 v, 0.04 amps DC input for about 10 milliWatts total.
Further testing not shown here shows that the reed-switched motor will run without modification down to about 0.16 volts or so. It needs at least 1.0 Volts for the neon to get enough spike voltage (90 or so) to strike.