Universum 1979
Betamax VTR10300

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Inside the unit can easily be seen the main drive with its 110VAC-motor. This is the only motor in the unit. There are only two solenoids for the whole machine. One is for Stop and the other for pressing the pinch roller against the capstan.

To handle the drum and the capstan speed with one motor an eddy current brake is used. These are also used in some old videotape recorders and also in the Philips N1500 VCR. This will slow down the drum; the speed of the capstan is locked by the frequency of the electricity mains, as the motor is a synchronous one. The machine contains a ton of belts and rollers.

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no faultthis is just an observation but this VCR is identical to the Sanyo VTC 9300 inside