[BBC-Micro] Disc drive power

Rob robert at irrelevant.com
Thu Mar 13 16:07:58 GMT 2008


> Ian Wolstenholme wrote:
>  > Could a 3.5" disc drive be powered off a 9V battery?  Or a 5.25" drive?

I've run various things off old car batteries in the past.  Just
remember that they aren't actually 12V - usualy 14V or higher on light
loads.   I imagine that modern sealed bateries would be as good.  Just
watch the current required.



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