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Seeburg L Motor Power
By Eliyahu Shahar

[ Ref. Giorgio Farabegoli in 130318 MMDigest --

Converting from 220 volts to 110 volts is very simple -- it uses a
simple step-down transformer.  The frequency, however remains at
50 Hz instead of the requested 60 Hz.  The motor will run using this
transformer, but it will run at 83% of its speed.

I ran my Duo-Art and Ampico pianos on 50 Hz for many years using the
step-down transformer.  To fix the speed issue I replaced the pulley on
the motor with one of a slightly larger diameter.  (You need to
increase the diameter by 20%!)

I never had a motor over-heat from this; basically, you're still
driving the same load as the motor was designed to run -- the pump
is still running at the same RPM.

Eli Shahar
Sonora, Calif.

(Message sent Thu 21 Mar 2013, 00:07:40 GMT, from time zone GMT-0700.)

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