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Understanding
the
Tesla
Switch
 CIRCUITRY
 STATE
1
 ‐












+
 +












‐
 ‐
Current
flow
counter
clockwise

 BATTERY
1
 BATTERY
3
 S1
 S3
 ‐ 
BaHeries
1
and
2
in
series
 ‐
BaHeries
3
and
4
in
parallel
 S2
 S4
 ‐












+
 +












‐

Understanding
the
Tesla
Switch

CIRCUITRY

STATE
1

‐












+

+












‐

‐
Current
flow
counter
clockwise


BATTERY
1

BATTERY
3

S1

S3

‐ 
BaHeries
1
and
2
in
series

‐
BaHeries
3
and
4
in
parallel

S2

S4

‐












+

+












‐

BATTER
2

BATTERY
4

+


‐

+










‐

‐


+

MOTOR

C1

C2

Diodes:
1n1183
(35A,
50V)
 Capacitors:
0.5
Farad
24V
(2
x
1
Farad
in
series)
 BaHeries:
12V
Lead‐Acid
 Motor:
12V,
4A,
2,500RPM

Diodes:
1n1183
(35A,
50V)

Capacitors:
0.5
Farad
24V
(2
x
1
Farad
in
series)

BaHeries:
12V
Lead‐Acid

Motor:
12V,
4A,
2,500RPM

Understanding
the
Tesla
Switch
 CIRCUITRY
 STATE
2
 ‐












+
 +












‐
 ‐ 
Current
flow
clockwise
 BATTERY
1
 BATTERY
3
 S1
 S3
 ‐ 
BaHeries
1
and
2
in
parallel
 ‐
BaHeries
3
and
4
in
series
 S2
 S4
 ‐












+
 +












‐

Understanding
the
Tesla
Switch

CIRCUITRY

STATE
2

‐












+

+












‐

‐ 
Current
flow
clockwise

BATTERY
1

BATTERY
3

S1

S3

‐ 
BaHeries
1
and
2
in
parallel

‐
BaHeries
3
and
4
in
series

S2

S4

‐












+

+












‐

BATTER
2

BATTERY
4

+


‐

+










‐

‐


+

MOTOR

C1

C2

Diodes:
1n1183
(35A,
50V)
 Capacitors:
0.5
Farad
24V
(2
x
1
Farad
in
series)
 BaHeries:
12V
Lead‐Acid
 Motor:
12V,
4A,
2,500RPM

Diodes:
1n1183
(35A,
50V)

Capacitors:
0.5
Farad
24V
(2
x
1
Farad
in
series)

BaHeries:
12V
Lead‐Acid

Motor:
12V,
4A,
2,500RPM

Understanding
the
Tesla
Switch
 SWITCHING
‐
Mechanical
 ROTOR
1
 ROTOR
2
 ROTOR
3
 S3
ON
 B2
+
 B1
–
 C1
+
 B4
+
 B3
–
 C2
+
 STATE
1
 S1
OFF
 S3
OFF
 STATE
2

Understanding
the
Tesla
Switch

SWITCHING
‐
Mechanical

ROTOR
1

ROTOR
2

ROTOR
3

S3
ON

B2
+
 B1
–
 C1
+

B4
+
 B3
–
 C2
+

STATE
1

S1
OFF

S3
OFF

STATE
2

B2
+
 B1
–
 C1
+

B4
+
 B3
–
 C2
+

S1
ON

Single Rotation Rotor Lead State 1 State 2 State 1 State 2 B2+ 1 B1- C1+
Single Rotation
Rotor Lead
State 1
State 2
State 1
State 2
B2+
1
B1-
C1+
B4+
2
B3-
C2+
S1
3
S3