Help with Shugart SA801 8" floppy with 230v 50 cycle motor...
jules.richardson99 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 24 14:21:07 CST 2008
Fred Cisin wrote:
> OR, . . .
> modify your disk controller to run at a differnt bit rate
The motor's just a simple AC-driven affair, is it not? Replacing with a
similar motor of the correct frequency would be another option, assuming that
the pulley can easily be removed from the original and swapped over (brain
wants to tell me that it was just secured with an allen key on the original
motor, but maybe that's wishful thinking).
I'm going to run into the same issue as the OP sometime, as I have a pair of
SA800's to bring over to the US at some stage - I believe the spindle motor
portion's exactly the same between the 800 and 801.
When it comes to it I'll probably just build a suitable inverter module to
feed 240V at 50Hz to the motor for my drives - I'll be hooking them to a PC, so
I'll need to rustle up a suitable PSU anyway.
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