- Nov 9, 2022
I think it's very common for the quartz movements with the fake pendulums to swing the small pendulums like in my mini schoolhouse clock at about twice the normal speed. I sure wish they were better engineered to not do that, it gets on my nerves. I have a fantasy that if a resistor or a rheostat dropped the battery voltage that the pendulum would slow down, like when a dustbuster nicad battery would discharge, the fan speed would decrease along with the battery weakening. My fantasy fades away when I think that if that would happen in a pendulum movement, they would have been designed to operate on a lower voltage?