228:1 Plastic Gearmotor Offset Output

228:1 Plastic Gearmotor Offset Output
Pololu item #: 1118 731 in stock

Price break Unit price (US$)
1 5.75
10 5.25
50 4.88


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This 228:1 gearbox with brushed DC motor has a low-current motor and provides power and speed that is comparable to an RC servo at a fraction of the cost. At 6 V, it has a free-run speed of 45 RPM and a stall torque of approximately 100 oz-in. Though the product picture shows two gearmotors, this product is for a single motor.

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Pololu plastic gearmotor offset output with opened gearbox.

This 228:1 plastic gearmotor (gearbox with brushed DC motor) is a great low-cost alternative to modified hobby servos or Tamiya gearboxes. The low-current motor is a perfect match for our qik 2s9v1 dual serial motor controller, Baby Orangutan robot controller, or DRV8833 dual motor driver carrier, and the compact size makes this unit an attractive choice for small robot designs. The recommended operating voltage range for this motor is 3 – 12 V.

This is a higher-torque, lower-speed version of the 120:1 plastic gearmotor offset output. At 6 V, the gearbox and motor provide approximately 100 oz-in of torque and 45 RPM. The free-running current is 70 mA, and the stall current is 800 mA. The gearbox is protected by a built-in safety clutch that will typically slip before gear teeth can shear.

This gearmotor comes pre-assembled, with the gears fully enclosed, and the output shaft is 6 mm long and 7 mm in diameter with two sides flattened. The output shaft is along the same axis as the motor shaft, but offset; we also sell a similar gearmotor with a 90° output shaft.

There are two built-in mounting holes that work with our stamped aluminum L-bracket and extended stamped aluminum L-bracket, as shown in the pictures below:

Plastic gearmotor with offset output (item #1118 or #1119) mounted with Pololu stamped aluminum L-bracket.
Plastic gearmotor with offset output (item #1118 or #1119) mounted with Pololu extended stamped aluminum L-bracket.

This gearmotor is compatible with the Solarbotics GMPW plastic wheel, which is available in a variety of colors.

Dimensions (in mm) of the 120:1 and 228:1 plastic gearmotors with offset outputs.

You can download a pdf version of this drawing here (104k PDF).

People often buy this product together with:

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120:1 Plastic Gearmotor Offset Output 120:1 Plastic Gearmotor Offset Output