12V Carbon Brush (CB) 20D Gearmotors

These 20D gearmotors have 12 V motors with a stall current of 1.6 A and a typical free-run current of 80 mA. They feature long-life carbon brushes and offer approximately the same performance at 12 V as the 6V CB versions offer at 6 V, but with half the current draw. The gearboxes, which are available in a wide range of gear ratios, all have 4 mm diameter, D-shaped output shafts, and the motors are optionally available with an additional 2 mm-diameter output shaft that rotates at the same speed as the input to the gearbox and offers a way to add an encoder, such as our magnetic encoder for 20D mm metal gearmotors.

The following table shows all of the versions available with this 12V CB motor:

Rated
Voltage
Brush
Type
Stall
Current
No-Load
Current
No-Load Speed
(RPM)
Extrapolated
Stall Torque
Max Power
(W)


Single-Shaft
(Gearbox Only)


Dual-Shaft
(Gearbox & Motor)
(kg ⋅ cm) (oz ⋅ in)
12 V long-life
carbon
(CB)
1.6 A 0.08 A 550 1.9 26 2.6 25:1 12V CB 25:1 12V CB dual shaft
450 2.4 33 2.8 31:1 12V CB 31:1 12V CB dual shaft
220 4.6 64 2.6 63:1 12V CB 63:1 12V CB dual shaft
180 5.4 75 2.5 78:1 12V CB 78:1 12V CB dual shaft
140 6.1 85 2.2 100:1 12V CB 100:1 12V CB dual shaft
110 7.8 110 2.2 125:1 12V CB 125:1 12V CB dual shaft
89 9.0 130 2.0 156:1 12V CB 156:1 12V CB dual shaft
72 10 140 1.9 195:1 12V CB 195:1 12V CB dual shaft
55 14 190 2.0 250:1 12V CB 250:1 12V CB dual shaft
44 16 220 1.8 313:1 12V CB 313:1 12V CB dual shaft
36 21 290 1.7 391:1 12V CB 391:1 12V CB dual shaft
28 25 350 1.5 488:1 12V CB 488:1 12V CB dual shaft

Note: Stalling or overloading gearmotors can greatly decrease their lifetimes and even result in immediate damage. In order to avoid damaging the gearbox, we recommend keeping continuously applied loads under 5 kg-cm (75 oz-in) for the versions with carbon brushes (12V CB and 6V CB) and under 3.5 kg-cm (50 oz-in) for the versions with precious metal brushes. Stalls can also result in rapid (potentially on the order of seconds) thermal damage to the motor windings and brushes, especially for motors like this that can deliver a lot of power for their size; a general recommendation for brushed DC motors is to limit continuous current to approximately 25% of the stall current.

Versions with other motors are also available. You can use the following selection boxes to choose from all of our 20D metal gearmotor versions:

Alternatives available with variations in these parameter(s): gear ratio motor type extended motor shaft? Select variant…

Products in category “12V Carbon Brush (CB) 20D Gearmotors”

Pololu item #: 3474
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These small brushed DC gearmotors can deliver a lot of power for their size. This version has a 12V brushed DC motor with long-life carbon brushes combined with a 25:1 metal spur gearbox. The gearmotor is cylindrical with a diameter of 20 mm, and the D-shaped output shaft is 4 mm in diameter and extends 18 mm from the face plate of the gearbox.

Key specifications:

voltage no-load performance stall extrapolation
12 V 550 RPM, 80 mA 1.9 kg⋅cm (26 oz⋅in), 1.6 A
Pololu item #: 3486
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These small brushed DC gearmotors can deliver a lot of power for their size. This version has a 12V brushed DC motor with long-life carbon brushes combined with a 25:1 metal spur gearbox. The gearmotor is cylindrical with a diameter of 20 mm, and the D-shaped output shaft is 4 mm in diameter and extends 18 mm from the face plate of the gearbox. This version also has a 6 × 2 mm extended motor shaft.

Key specifications:

voltage no-load performance stall extrapolation
12 V 550 RPM, 80 mA 1.9 kg⋅cm (26 oz⋅in), 1.6 A
Pololu item #: 3475
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These small brushed DC gearmotors can deliver a lot of power for their size. This version has a 12V brushed DC motor with long-life carbon brushes combined with a 31.25:1 metal spur gearbox. The gearmotor is cylindrical with a diameter of 20 mm, and the D-shaped output shaft is 4 mm in diameter and extends 18 mm from the face plate of the gearbox.

Key specifications:

voltage no-load performance stall extrapolation
12 V 450 RPM, 80 mA 2.4 kg⋅cm (33 oz⋅in), 1.6 A
Pololu item #: 3487
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These small brushed DC gearmotors can deliver a lot of power for their size. This version has a 12V brushed DC motor with long-life carbon brushes combined with a 31.25:1 metal spur gearbox. The gearmotor is cylindrical with a diameter of 20 mm, and the D-shaped output shaft is 4 mm in diameter and extends 18 mm from the face plate of the gearbox. This version also has a 6 × 2 mm extended motor shaft.

Key specifications:

voltage no-load performance stall extrapolation
12 V 450 RPM, 80 mA 2.4 kg⋅cm (33 oz⋅in), 1.6 A
Pololu item #: 3476
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These small brushed DC gearmotors can deliver a lot of power for their size. This version has a 12V brushed DC motor with long-life carbon brushes combined with a 62.5:1 metal spur gearbox. The gearmotor is cylindrical with a diameter of 20 mm, and the D-shaped output shaft is 4 mm in diameter and extends 18 mm from the face plate of the gearbox.

Key specifications:

voltage no-load performance stall extrapolation
12 V 220 RPM, 80 mA 4.6 kg⋅cm (64 oz⋅in), 1.6 A
Pololu item #: 3488
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These small brushed DC gearmotors can deliver a lot of power for their size. This version has a 12V brushed DC motor with long-life carbon brushes combined with a 62.5:1 metal spur gearbox. The gearmotor is cylindrical with a diameter of 20 mm, and the D-shaped output shaft is 4 mm in diameter and extends 18 mm from the face plate of the gearbox. This version also has a 6 × 2 mm extended motor shaft.

Key specifications:

voltage no-load performance stall extrapolation
12 V 220 RPM, 80 mA 4.6 kg⋅cm (64 oz⋅in), 1.6 A
Pololu item #: 3477
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These small brushed DC gearmotors can deliver a lot of power for their size. This version has a 12V brushed DC motor with long-life carbon brushes combined with a 78.13:1 metal spur gearbox. The gearmotor is cylindrical with a diameter of 20 mm, and the D-shaped output shaft is 4 mm in diameter and extends 18 mm from the face plate of the gearbox.

Key specifications:

voltage no-load performance stall extrapolation
12 V 180 RPM, 80 mA 5.4 kg⋅cm (75 oz⋅in), 1.6 A
Pololu item #: 3489
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These small brushed DC gearmotors can deliver a lot of power for their size. This version has a 12V brushed DC motor with long-life carbon brushes combined with a 78.13:1 metal spur gearbox. The gearmotor is cylindrical with a diameter of 20 mm, and the D-shaped output shaft is 4 mm in diameter and extends 18 mm from the face plate of the gearbox. This version also has a 6 × 2 mm extended motor shaft.

Key specifications:

voltage no-load performance stall extrapolation
12 V 180 RPM, 80 mA 5.4 kg⋅cm (75 oz⋅in), 1.6 A
Pololu item #: 3478
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These small brushed DC gearmotors can deliver a lot of power for their size. This version has a 12V brushed DC motor with long-life carbon brushes combined with a 100:1 metal spur gearbox. The gearmotor is cylindrical with a diameter of 20 mm, and the D-shaped output shaft is 4 mm in diameter and extends 18 mm from the face plate of the gearbox.

Key specifications:

voltage no-load performance stall extrapolation
12 V 140 RPM, 80 mA 6.1 kg⋅cm (85 oz⋅in), 1.6 A

Note: the gearbox torque limit is 70 oz-in (5 kg-cm); see detailed description for important product limitations.

Pololu item #: 3490
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These small brushed DC gearmotors can deliver a lot of power for their size. This version has a 12V brushed DC motor with long-life carbon brushes combined with a 100:1 metal spur gearbox. The gearmotor is cylindrical with a diameter of 20 mm, and the D-shaped output shaft is 4 mm in diameter and extends 18 mm from the face plate of the gearbox. This version also has a 6 × 2 mm extended motor shaft.

Key specifications:

voltage no-load performance stall extrapolation
12 V 140 RPM, 80 mA 6.1 kg⋅cm (85 oz⋅in), 1.6 A

Note: the gearbox torque limit is 70 oz-in (5 kg-cm); see detailed description for important product limitations.

Pololu item #: 3479
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These small brushed DC gearmotors can deliver a lot of power for their size. This version has a 12V brushed DC motor with long-life carbon brushes combined with a 125:1 metal spur gearbox. The gearmotor is cylindrical with a diameter of 20 mm, and the D-shaped output shaft is 4 mm in diameter and extends 18 mm from the face plate of the gearbox.

Key specifications:

voltage no-load performance stall extrapolation
12 V 110 RPM, 80 mA 7.8 kg⋅cm (110 oz⋅in), 1.6 A

Note: the gearbox torque limit is 70 oz-in (5 kg-cm); see detailed description for important product limitations.

Pololu item #: 3491
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These small brushed DC gearmotors can deliver a lot of power for their size. This version has a 12V brushed DC motor with long-life carbon brushes combined with a 125:1 metal spur gearbox. The gearmotor is cylindrical with a diameter of 20 mm, and the D-shaped output shaft is 4 mm in diameter and extends 18 mm from the face plate of the gearbox. This version also has a 6 × 2 mm extended motor shaft.

Key specifications:

voltage no-load performance stall extrapolation
12 V 110 RPM, 80 mA 7.8 kg⋅cm (110 oz⋅in), 1.6 A

Note: the gearbox torque limit is 70 oz-in (5 kg-cm); see detailed description for important product limitations.

Pololu item #: 3480
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These small brushed DC gearmotors can deliver a lot of power for their size. This version has a 12V brushed DC motor with long-life carbon brushes combined with a 156.3:1 metal spur gearbox. The gearmotor is cylindrical with a diameter of 20 mm, and the D-shaped output shaft is 4 mm in diameter and extends 18 mm from the face plate of the gearbox.

Key specifications:

voltage no-load performance stall extrapolation
12 V 89 RPM, 80 mA 9.0 kg⋅cm (130 oz⋅in), 1.6 A

Note: the gearbox torque limit is 70 oz-in (5 kg-cm); see detailed description for important product limitations.

Pololu item #: 3492
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These small brushed DC gearmotors can deliver a lot of power for their size. This version has a 12V brushed DC motor with long-life carbon brushes combined with a 156.3:1 metal spur gearbox. The gearmotor is cylindrical with a diameter of 20 mm, and the D-shaped output shaft is 4 mm in diameter and extends 18 mm from the face plate of the gearbox. This version also has a 6 × 2 mm extended motor shaft.

Key specifications:

voltage no-load performance stall extrapolation
12 V 89 RPM, 80 mA 9.0 kg⋅cm (130 oz⋅in), 1.6 A

Note: the gearbox torque limit is 70 oz-in (5 kg-cm); see detailed description for important product limitations.

Pololu item #: 3481
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These small brushed DC gearmotors can deliver a lot of power for their size. This version has a 12V brushed DC motor with long-life carbon brushes combined with a 195.3:1 metal spur gearbox. The gearmotor is cylindrical with a diameter of 20 mm, and the D-shaped output shaft is 4 mm in diameter and extends 18 mm from the face plate of the gearbox.

Key specifications:

voltage no-load performance stall extrapolation
12 V 72 RPM, 80 mA 10 kg⋅cm (140 oz⋅in), 1.6 A

Note: the gearbox torque limit is 70 oz-in (5 kg-cm); see detailed description for important product limitations.

Pololu item #: 3493
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These small brushed DC gearmotors can deliver a lot of power for their size. This version has a 12V brushed DC motor with long-life carbon brushes combined with a 195.3:1 metal spur gearbox. The gearmotor is cylindrical with a diameter of 20 mm, and the D-shaped output shaft is 4 mm in diameter and extends 18 mm from the face plate of the gearbox. This version also has a 6 × 2 mm extended motor shaft.

Key specifications:

voltage no-load performance stall extrapolation
12 V 72 RPM, 80 mA 10 kg⋅cm (140 oz⋅in), 1.6 A

Note: the gearbox torque limit is 70 oz-in (5 kg-cm); see detailed description for important product limitations.

Pololu item #: 3482
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These small brushed DC gearmotors can deliver a lot of power for their size. This version has a 12V brushed DC motor with long-life carbon brushes combined with a 250:1 metal spur gearbox. The gearmotor is cylindrical with a diameter of 20 mm, and the D-shaped output shaft is 4 mm in diameter and extends 18 mm from the face plate of the gearbox.

Key specifications:

voltage no-load performance stall extrapolation
12 V 55 RPM, 80 mA 14 kg⋅cm (190 oz⋅in), 1.6 A

Note: the gearbox torque limit is 70 oz-in (5 kg-cm); see detailed description for important product limitations.

Pololu item #: 3494
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These small brushed DC gearmotors can deliver a lot of power for their size. This version has a 12V brushed DC motor with long-life carbon brushes combined with a 250:1 metal spur gearbox. The gearmotor is cylindrical with a diameter of 20 mm, and the D-shaped output shaft is 4 mm in diameter and extends 18 mm from the face plate of the gearbox. This version also has a 6 × 2 mm extended motor shaft.

Key specifications:

voltage no-load performance stall extrapolation
12 V 55 RPM, 80 mA 14 kg⋅cm (190 oz⋅in), 1.6 A

Note: the gearbox torque limit is 70 oz-in (5 kg-cm); see detailed description for important product limitations.

Pololu item #: 3483
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These small brushed DC gearmotors can deliver a lot of power for their size. This version has a 12V brushed DC motor with long-life carbon brushes combined with a 312.5:1 metal spur gearbox. The gearmotor is cylindrical with a diameter of 20 mm, and the D-shaped output shaft is 4 mm in diameter and extends 18 mm from the face plate of the gearbox.

Key specifications:

voltage no-load performance stall extrapolation
12 V 44 RPM, 80 mA 16 kg⋅cm (220 oz⋅in), 1.6 A

Note: the gearbox torque limit is 70 oz-in (5 kg-cm); see detailed description for important product limitations.

Pololu item #: 3495
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These small brushed DC gearmotors can deliver a lot of power for their size. This version has a 12V brushed DC motor with long-life carbon brushes combined with a 312.5:1 metal spur gearbox. The gearmotor is cylindrical with a diameter of 20 mm, and the D-shaped output shaft is 4 mm in diameter and extends 18 mm from the face plate of the gearbox. This version also has a 6 × 2 mm extended motor shaft.

Key specifications:

voltage no-load performance stall extrapolation
12 V 44 RPM, 80 mA 16 kg⋅cm (220 oz⋅in), 1.6 A

Note: the gearbox torque limit is 70 oz-in (5 kg-cm); see detailed description for important product limitations.

Pololu item #: 3484
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These small brushed DC gearmotors can deliver a lot of power for their size. This version has a 12V brushed DC motor with long-life carbon brushes combined with a 390.6:1 metal spur gearbox. The gearmotor is cylindrical with a diameter of 20 mm, and the D-shaped output shaft is 4 mm in diameter and extends 18 mm from the face plate of the gearbox.

Key specifications:

voltage no-load performance stall extrapolation
12 V 36 RPM, 80 mA 21 kg⋅cm (290 oz⋅in), 1.6 A

Note: the gearbox torque limit is 70 oz-in (5 kg-cm); see detailed description for important product limitations.

Pololu item #: 3496
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These small brushed DC gearmotors can deliver a lot of power for their size. This version has a 12V brushed DC motor with long-life carbon brushes combined with a 390.6:1 metal spur gearbox. The gearmotor is cylindrical with a diameter of 20 mm, and the D-shaped output shaft is 4 mm in diameter and extends 18 mm from the face plate of the gearbox. This version also has a 6 × 2 mm extended motor shaft.

Key specifications:

voltage no-load performance stall extrapolation
12 V 36 RPM, 80 mA 21 kg⋅cm (290 oz⋅in), 1.6 A

Note: the gearbox torque limit is 70 oz-in (5 kg-cm); see detailed description for important product limitations.

Pololu item #: 3485
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These small brushed DC gearmotors can deliver a lot of power for their size. This version has a 12V brushed DC motor with long-life carbon brushes combined with a 488.3:1 metal spur gearbox. The gearmotor is cylindrical with a diameter of 20 mm, and the D-shaped output shaft is 4 mm in diameter and extends 18 mm from the face plate of the gearbox.

Key specifications:

voltage no-load performance stall extrapolation
12 V 28 RPM, 80 mA 25 kg⋅cm (350 oz⋅in), 1.6 A

Note: the gearbox torque limit is 70 oz-in (5 kg-cm); see detailed description for important product limitations.

Pololu item #: 3497
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These small brushed DC gearmotors can deliver a lot of power for their size. This version has a 12V brushed DC motor with long-life carbon brushes combined with a 488.3:1 metal spur gearbox. The gearmotor is cylindrical with a diameter of 20 mm, and the D-shaped output shaft is 4 mm in diameter and extends 18 mm from the face plate of the gearbox. This version also has a 6 × 2 mm extended motor shaft.

Key specifications:

voltage no-load performance stall extrapolation
12 V 28 RPM, 80 mA 25 kg⋅cm (350 oz⋅in), 1.6 A

Note: the gearbox torque limit is 70 oz-in (5 kg-cm); see detailed description for important product limitations.

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