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Low RPM, low voltage motor?

EinEin CaliforniaRegistered User regular
edited January 2009 in Help / Advice Forum
I am working on a project, and I find myself in need of a particular motor, but I'm having a damn hard time figuring out how and where to get what I need.

I basically need a small motor that will run on either 3 or 12 volts of juice, and will spin at roughly 60 rpm. The thing is, the motor can't be that big - a diameter of more than an inch, or longer than two inches is probably larger than I can fit on this project. This is the main reason why I ruled out using any sort of gearbox, because I just don't have the room for that sort of thing.

Most of the motors I'm finding go a few hundred or thousand rpm, which is vastly more than I want out of this. I'm hoping you guys might know of a better alternative!

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    see317see317 Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    What the doctor ordered, more or less:
    Unloaded rpm at 3v is 55.
    It does have a gear box, but even so it should be small enough for your needs.
    Length 33.1mm
    Width 12mm
    Height 10mm

    Or this one:
    Same motor, but geared for more torque so it spins slower (34 rpm @ 3v)
    Same dimensions as above.

    They are a bit pricey at 19 bucks a pop, but I don't think you're likely to find a motor that will be small enough to fit and still spin slow enough for your needs without being geared down.

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    EinEin CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Looks like that'll work, thanks.

    Ein on
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