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Speed control issue

This is not really a problem but more of a question. How can I modify the 1200 so i can control it's rpm completely. ie so i can run it at any speed between 0rpm and say 100rpm.

I need this for a project I am involved in, any advice would be very much appreciated.

Thanks

James

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  • jmullord Jan 20, 2009

    Thanks for replying to my question. You pretty much confirmed the advice given to me by KAB.

    They recommended that I buy a Numark TT 500 as this has a variable pitch control capable of upto 117 RPM straight out of the box.

    James


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Not sure I understand what you need done. The 1200 has a pitch control, which allows you to control it's speed. Do you want to disable the 33/45rpm function, and assign that to the pitch control, so instead of controlling pitch, you control the RPM? This will put quite a strain on the drive circuits of this unit, but it can be done. Although, not an easy modification, as you will have to modify multiple resistors and IC's on the main board. This should only be professionally done.

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