50 Hz Shugart SA-851s...
wh.sudbrink at verizon.net
Fri Jul 8 05:14:03 CDT 2005
In the process of getting Dave Dunfield a door button for
his Seimens 8 incher, I went through my whole stack of 8
inch drives and parts. I "found" a couple of SA-851s that,
while the serial number plate says they are 115 volt, 60 Hz,
are in fact built with the 50Hz drive pulley. You can put
them next to a "normal" SA-851 and see that the pulley is a
different size and I just confirmed it by putting a diskette
in one, powering it up, putting a scope on the index signal
and seeing that (on 60 Hz power) it is turning at 432 RPM a
20 percent increase over the 360 rpm it should be turning at.
Other than that little problem, the drives seem to mostly
function, that is, they seek, report track zero, etc. They
appear to have seen very little use (probably because they
don't fully work). Anyway, they weigh a ton (like most 8
inch drives) but is there anyone within reasonable shipping
charges of Washington, DC that could use them and would want
to work out a trade? Alternatively, it just occurred to me
that maybe I could just exchange pulley wheels with someone?
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