The Swashdrive Whip is a classic Rotary machine with the bonus of the adjustable give-clip. The 'Give-Clip' allows you to adjust the stroke of the needle very precisely to your speed, the texture of the skin or the nature of your work.
The latest version of the whip has the same unique action as the original machine only more compact and lightweight with a new brushless motor.
Important Information on the Brushless Motor:
Brushless Motor Characteristics:
The brushless motor powering your new Swashdrive is an entirely new technology in small DC powered motors.
minimum start-up voltage of 9.0 volts is required to activate the electronic circuit board that controls the motor. This may seem high but thatís the way itís designed and will not cause any damage. The current draw at 9.0 volts is only 0.1 amp (0.9 watt) and 20 volts will draw 0.5 amps and deliver a massive 10 watts of power.
The brushless motor also has an internal speed governing circuit which maintains very accurate speed settings as load varies during operation, the result is super smooth running and zero motor surging.
Important to note - the power input is polarity sensitive + -
The positive (Red) wire must be connected to centre of the RCA plug.
Wiring the machine the other way will not destroy anything, it simply will not operate!
There is also an overload cut out to prevent motor destruction in the event of a lockup or overload situation. In this case, the motor will trip out and reset after 3 seconds before restarting.
9 volts at start-up will deliver 2000 rpm or 33 CPS