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Choke & Capacitor - CSIRAC Computer, 1949-1964 Object Reg. No: ST 044259

This combination of components was used in linear power supplies used in CSIRAC.

Capacitors of high capacitance were not manufactured at that time and so in order to produce smooth DC voltage, an inductance - capacitance combination was used.

A capacitor was a component readily available during the period of CSIRAC operating life, 1949-1964. Chokes with the right characteristics might have been built to order.

This item was removed from Unit 2 (Front Cabinet # 2).

The date range (1949-1964) is given to indicate that changes were made to the structure and circuitry over the period of CSIRAC's working life.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), 1965
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: computers, computing, csirac computer, making history - csirac
Themes this item is part of: Information & Communication Collection, CSIRAC Collection
Primary Classification: COMPUTING & CALCULATING
Secondary Classification: Digital Computing
Tertiary Classification: components & circuits
Commissioned By: Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), 1949-1955
User: University of Melbourne (The), Parkville, Victoria, Australia, 1955-1964
Date Used: 1949-1964

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