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Old motor from old walkman (how many volts does it handle?)

Discussion in 'Sensors and Actuators' started by hunsnowboarder, May 6, 2013.

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  1. hunsnowboarder

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    Hi Everybody!

    I am very new to the forum and very new to the world of electronics as well. I just started learning the world of electronics, and also started learning soldering. As a starter I choose to desolder the components of a very old walkman I found in our garage.

    I desoldered the motor which rotated the tape of the cassette, but have no clue what kind of motor it is. If I would like to reuse it how would I know, what voltage to apply to it? The walkman works with two AA batteries (this makes 3V alltogether, right?). So how do I know how many voltage can apply to it?

    I tried to decipher the writing on the motor but no luck. :(

    Please help if you can!
    Thank you very much in advance
     
  2. BobK

    BobK

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    Most likely the motor is designed for 3V.

    Bob
     
  3. hunsnowboarder

    hunsnowboarder

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    Hi Bob!

    Thank you for your quick reply. I was wondering that there are so many components (resistors, conductors, etc)... They also should drain some voltages.. Or I am wrong?
     
  4. BobK

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    The voltage does not divide up among the various components. If you turn on two lamps at home, does each one get half as bright?

    Bob
     
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