Why do I hear 60 hz sawtooth wave in my CRT television?

Speakers release a soft 60 hz sawtooth wave

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Why do I hear 60 hz sawtooth wave in my CRT television?

Postby Doof4294967296 » Sat Jun 27, 2015 2:31 pm

I wonder what is making this happen? Just asking, I noticed it a long time ago but I always just ignore it. Btw, do anyone know why does it release 60 hertz sawtooth wave?

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Postby Franch88 » Sat Jun 27, 2015 9:03 pm

The frequency of 60 Hz is the one of the alternative current in Europe. It should be a ground loop, given by the use of a 3-pin plug, with the central ground pin. Certainly the device is also old, so it could be some circuit shield degrade, instead.
But now the question is: you're still using a CRT television? :P :wink:
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Postby Doof4294967296 » Sun Jun 28, 2015 7:56 am

I have a new flat screen TV now. It would be a shame for me if I was stuck in the old devices. Well I got to admit, I'm still using floppy disk drives too for some circumstances. Well I was just eager to know what makes the 60 Hz ground loop in my old CRT television. By the way, it's actually 12 years old. :D

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Postby mm2car » Fri Jul 03, 2015 4:00 pm

For retro game consoles, a CRT television would be a smart investment.

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Postby Franch88 » Fri Jul 03, 2015 9:27 pm

For retro game consoles, a CRT television would be a smart investment.
Yeah, I agree this, it's the best way to enjoy them like they're meant to be.
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