SL1200 mk5 mains frequency question

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henryhennerz
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SL1200 mk5 mains frequency question

Post by henryhennerz » 15 Sep 2019 22:41

Hi, forgive me if this is an easy question but I have been reading that the motors of certain turntables rely on the frequency of the alternating current of the mains electricity to achieve the required rotational speed.
From what I have gathered certain models convert the AC current into a DC current to power the motor and then have a separate part which ensures that the motor is turning at the correct speed. I was wondering if the Technics SL1200 mk5 rely on the frequency of the AC or can act independently of it.
Again, sorry if this is a really simple question.
Thanks

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Re: SL1200 mk5 mains frequency question

Post by KentT » 16 Sep 2019 00:32

Voltage matters on your turntable. DC Direct Drive motor, can be used on either 50 or 60 hertz.

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Re: SL1200 mk5 mains frequency question

Post by henryhennerz » 16 Sep 2019 10:27

Great, thanks for the reply!

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Re: SL1200 mk5 mains frequency question

Post by cafe latte » 16 Sep 2019 10:48

henryhennerz wrote:
16 Sep 2019 10:27
Great, thanks for the reply!
Sl1200 do not relay on mains frequency, but not all have a switch to change from 110 to 240v. You can though use a step up or down transformer as speed is not regulated by frequency.
Chris

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