This compact, inexpensive, low-current gearmotor (brushed DC motor with a 120:1 reduction gearbox) is well suited for use in small robots. At 4.5 V, it has a free-run speed of 120 RPM and a stall torque of approximately 20 oz-in (however, the built-in safety clutch might start slipping before the stall torque is reached). The splined output shaft has a crest diameter of 2 mm and is offset from but parallel to the motor shaft. Though the product picture shows two gearmotors, this product is for a single motor.
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|Pololu mini plastic gearmotor offset output with opened gearbox.|
This brushed DC gearmotor is very compact and weighs only 0.7 ounces (19.5 grams) — perfect for building a quick, miniature robot. The recommended operating voltage range for this motor is 3 to 6 V, though the gearmotor can start rotating at voltages as low as 0.6 V. At 4.5 V, the motor has a free-run current of 80 mA and a stall current of 800 mA; this relatively low current draw makes this a great match for our qik 2s9v1 dual serial motor controller and programmable Orangutan robot controllers. The stall current, torque, and rotation speed will approximately scale linearly with the motor voltage. The gearbox is protected by a built-in safety clutch that will typically slip before gear teeth can shear.
|Dimensions (in mm) of the 120:1 mini plastic gearmotor with offset 2mm spline output.|
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This gearmotor features a splined, chrome-finish output shaft with a 2mm-crest diameter. This shaft can be used with custom wheels or with our adapter for LEGO wheels. The gearbox output shaft is offset from but parallel to the motor shaft.
This gearmotor is available with two different output shaft orientations: offset from but parallel to the motor shaft or perpendicular to the motor shaft. It is also available with a 3 mm D-shaped output shaft that matches those on our micro metal gearmotors and works with the Pololu wheels and 3mm universal aluminum mounting hub. We offer two gear ratios for the D-shaft versions: 120:1 and 180:1. In all, we offer six different versions of this gearmotor:
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