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Consumer Electronics by S. P. Bali

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MISCELLANEOUS FEATURES

Brakes are usually applied to quickly stop the reels. When the recorder is stopped the reels should stop immediately, otherwise the tape may spill over. In cassette recorders small plastic or metallic bars attached to an arm are used as brakes. When the stop key is operated, the brakes press against both the reels and stop their movement. The brakes are released when any of the keys, other than the stop key, is pressed. One such braking arrangement is shown in Fig. 10.30.

 

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Fig. 10.30 Braking arrangement

 

All stereo cassette recorders incorporate some sort of auto stop or warning signal to operate at the end of the ...

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