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How can I hook up a VCR video drum motor to a microcontroller or other power source, without the big VCR circuit board? Answered

It is not a DC motor, I think it is a brushless motor. It's the big round one that moves the the tape.



Best Answer 8 years ago

The drum VCR motor is DC. However it is a brushless motor using a special drive IC and multiple coil windings each of which are energised in turn to obtain rotation. Most recent drum motors have the drive IC built onto a PC board as part of the motor. If it's an older type the control electronics may be separate. You really need a schematic.

If you take the motor out of the VCR by desoldering it toy can hook it up to whatever you want.