Veeder Decade information needed

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Jackpot, Nov 23, 2005.

  1. Jackpot

    Thread Starter New Member

    Aug 27, 2004
    Hi There,

    Anyone know anything about a Veder Decade or where I could get another one? Or where I might find some paper so I could try to fix it?

    Veeder-Root company

    Veeder Decade
    form No. AG196901
    oper volts (this is blank and not stamped) DC
    Coil Volts 48 DC
    Reste volts (this is also blank and not stamped) DC

    Any help out there?
    Thank You
    Rodger knutson
  2. beenthere

    Retired Moderator

    Apr 20, 2004

    The device was likely electromechanical. A 48 volt solenoid stepped a rotating wheel 1/10 revolution per stroke. The counter could have had 4 to five decades for the total count. These were common in the 50's and 60's. The high voltage seems to demonstrate a need for a lot of power to make the mechanism work.

    There are easier ways to count events. Unless you absolutely have to have it for an historically accurate restoration, look for modern non-mechanical event counters. Otherwise, you may have to invent a time machine to get a replacement.