The C5 uses a washing machine motor ...

The C5 motor is a 12v DC permanent magnet motor, rated at 250W continuous.

The motor was made by Polymotor in Italy, part of the giant Philips group. While it is true that Polymotor make motors for washing machines, it is also true that they make torpedo motors!

Perhaps it would have sounded better if the C5 was powered by a torpedo motor!

Being a 12v DC motor, it is far removed from the AC motor used in a washing machine anyway.

Another example of "a little knowledge is a dangerous thing..."

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