60Hz oscillator for turntables (also produces three phase)

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Paul Barker
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#16 Re: 60Hz oscillator for turntables (also produces three phase)

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Once you have to voltage amplify may aswell forget the behringer and build 3 class B push pull valve amps with a choke load on the output delivering direct to the three phases of the motor at 400v per phase.

Whichever way you look at it chokes / autoformers are involved.

Might be better to buy a rotary inverter.
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#17 Re: 60Hz oscillator for turntables (also produces three phase)

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Even better just replace motor with single phase one, but I was just pointing out that 3kW for £500 is hard to match with any valve solution, even before we look at the efficiency question.
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#18 Re: 60Hz oscillator for turntables (also produces three phase)

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Actually, it's better to keep the three phase motor and use either a static converter or a rotary converter. For best finish, you need smooth rotation, and single-phase motors produce far more vibration than three phase. I chose a static converter over the (cheaper) VFD solution not just because I didn't want the RF hash but also because it enables you to plug a choice of three phase machines into one box, whereas a VFD has to be matched to its motor, so you need one per motor.
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