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I'm trying to find out how to get an HDD motor running without a controller board. Simply applying DC voltage locks the motor up. Obviously the voltage needs to be phased. I'm trying to find out how to do that.
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I am no electrical engineer, but it seems that the controller board would manage the power going to the motor. I do not think it is as simple as applying 5v to the thing.

Out of curiosity, what are you trying to do with it?
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You need circuit to control the current: http://letsmakerobots.com/node/2876
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ahhh the motor uses 12v the 5v is used for the controller
 
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I was simply using an old ATX power supply. Lots of arching took place. lol.
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post

You need circuit to control the current: http://letsmakerobots.com/node/2876

That circuit may make the motor rotate, but it doesn't really spin (from what I can see in the video). I'm looking for at least 2-3000 RPM.
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Originally Posted by Tjj226 Angel View Post

I am no electrical engineer, but it seems that the controller board would manage the power going to the motor. I do not think it is as simple as applying 5v to the thing.

Out of curiosity, what are you trying to do with it?

This: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibB1QF7VMwc
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