This cylindrical, 2.05" x 0.98" x 0.98" gearmotor uses a brushed DC motor with extra-strong magnets and a 34:1 metal gearbox to deliver a lot of power in a relatively small package. These units have a 0.315"-long, 4 mm-diameter D-shaped output shaft. This is the same motor used on the Dagu Wild Thumper 6WD all-terrain chassis 34:1. We also carry a lower-power version of this gearmotor and a version with an encoder.
Key specs at 6 V: 285 RPM and 450 mA free-run, 60 oz-in (4.3 kg-cm) and 6 A stall.
This brushed DC gearmotor is available in high- and low-power versions in a number of gear ratios. Integrated encoders are also available on certain gear ratios.
Note: At some of the higher gear ratios, these motors can generate enough torque to damage themselves. Any torque greater than about 250 oz-in (18 kg-cm) is likely to damage the gearbox, so we recommend that you avoid stalling the 172:1 HP, 227:1, 378:1, and 499:1 versions of these motors at 6 V.
These motors are intended for use at 6 V. In general, these kinds of motors can run at voltages above and below this nominal voltage, so they should comfortably operate in the 3 – 9 V range, though they can begin rotating at voltages as low as 1 V. Higher voltages could start negatively affecting the life of the motor.
These gearmotors have output shafts with a diameter of 4 mm. The Pololu universal aluminum mounting hub for 4mm shafts can be used to mount our larger Pololu wheels (60mm-, 70mm-, 80mm-, and 90mm-diameter) or custom wheels and mechanisms to the gearmotor’s output shaft (see the left picture below). These are the same type of motors used in the Wild Thumper all-terrain chassis, and the gearbox’s output shaft works directly with the 120mm-diameter Wild Thumper wheels.
|Pololu 60×8mm wheel on a Pololu 25D mm metal gearmotor.||
|Dagu Wild Thumper wheel 120×60mm (chrome) with Pololu 25D mm metal gearmotor.|
The face plate has two mounting holes threaded for M3 screws. You can use our custom-designed 25D mm metal gearmotor bracket (shown in the picture below) to mount the gearmotor to your project via these mounting holes and the screws that come with the bracket.
|Pololu 25D mm gearmotor with bracket.|
The diagram below shows the dimensions (in mm) of the 25D mm line of gearmotors. The value of
L is shown in the table below.
|Dimension diagram (in mm) for the 25D mm metal gearmotors.||
Selecting the Right Gearmotor
We offer a wide selection of metal gearmotors that offer different combinations of speed and torque. Our metal gearmotor comparison table can help you find the motor that best meets your project’s requirements.
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