Micro Metal Gearmotors

With a cross section measuring only 10 × 12 mm (0.39″ × 0.47″), these small brushed DC gearmotors are available in a wide range of gear ratios—from 5:1 up to 1000:1—and with five different motors: high-power 6 V and 12 V motors with long-life carbon brushes (HPCB), and high-power (HP), medium power (MP), and low power (LP) 6 V motors with shorter-life precious metal brushes. With the exception of the 1000:1 gear ratio versions, all of the micro metal gearmotors have the same physical dimensions (though the terminal size and separation on the HPCB versions differ slightly from the other versions), so it is generally easy to swap one version for another if your design requirements change. Versions of these gearmotors are also available with an optional extended motor shaft, which allows for the addition of encoders like our magnetic encoder pair kit.

Please see the micro metal gearmotor datasheet (2MB pdf) for more information, including detailed performance graphs for each micro metal gearmotor version. You can also use our dynamically sortable micro metal gearmotor comparison table for search for the gearmotor that offers the best blend of speed, torque, and current-draw for your particular application. A more basic comparison table is available below.

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

Rated
Voltage
Motor
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 high-power,
carbon brushes
(HPCB)
0.75 A 0.06 A 6000 0.19 2.6 5:1 HPCB 12V 5:1 HPCB 12V dual-shaft
3000 0.24 3.3 10:1 HPCB 12V 10:1 HPCB 12V dual-shaft
1100 0.39 5.4 1.1 30:1 HPCB 12V 30:1 HPCB 12V dual-shaft
650 0.67 9.3 1.1 50:1 HPCB 12V 50:1 HPCB 12V dual-shaft
450 1.0 14 1.1 75:1 HPCB 12V 75:1 HPCB 12V dual-shaft
330 1.3 18 1.1 100:1 HPCB 12V 100:1 HPCB 12V dual-shaft
220 1.8 25 1.0 150:1 HPCB 12V 150:1 HPCB 12V dual-shaft
160 2.5 35 1.0 210:1 HPCB 12V 210:1 HPCB 12V dual-shaft
130 3.0 42 1.1 250:1 HPCB 12V 250:1 HPCB 12V dual-shaft
110 3.3 46 1.0 298:1 HPCB 12V 298:1 HPCB 12V dual-shaft
35 10 140 1000:1 HPCB 12V 1000:1 HPCB 12V dual-shaft
6 V high-power,
carbon brushes
(HPCB)
1.5 A 0.10 A 6000 0.30 4.2 5:1 HPCB 6V 5:1 HPCB 6V dual-shaft
3000 0.36 5.0 10:1 HPCB 6V 10:1 HPCB 6V dual-shaft
1100 0.45 6.2 1.2 30:1 HPCB 6V 30:1 HPCB 6V dual-shaft
650 0.74 10 1.2 50:1 HPCB 6V 50:1 HPCB 6V dual-shaft
430 1.1 15 1.3 75:1 HPCB 6V 75:1 HPCB 6V dual-shaft
330 1.6 22 1.3 100:1 HPCB 6V 100:1 HPCB 6V dual-shaft
220 2.0 28 1.1 150:1 HPCB 6V 150:1 HPCB 6V dual-shaft
160 2.8 39 1.1 210:1 HPCB 6V 210:1 HPCB 6V dual-shaft
130 3.2 44 1.1 250:1 HPCB 6V 250:1 HPCB 6V dual-shaft
110 3.4 47 1.0 298:1 HPCB 6V 298:1 HPCB 6V dual-shaft
33 11 150 1000:1 HPCB 6V 1000:1 HPCB 6V dual-shaft
6 V high-power
(HP)
1.6 A 0.07 A 6000 0.38 5.3 5:1 HP 6V 5:1 HP 6V dual-shaft
3000 0.44 6.1 10:1 HP 6V 10:1 HP 6V dual-shaft
1000 0.57 7.9 1.5 30:1 HP 6V 30:1 HP 6V dual-shaft
590 0.86 12 1.3 50:1 HP 6V 50:1 HP 6V dual-shaft
410 1.3 18 1.4 75:1 HP 6V 75:1 HP 6V dual-shaft
310 1.7 24 1.3 100:1 HP 6V 100:1 HP 6V dual-shaft
210 2.4 33 1.2 150:1 HP 6V 150:1 HP 6V dual-shaft
150 3.0 42 1.1 210:1 HP 6V 210:1 HP 6V dual-shaft
120 3.4 47 1.1 250:1 HP 6V 250:1 HP 6V dual-shaft
100 4.0 56 1.1 298:1 HP 6V 298:1 HP 6V dual-shaft
31 12 170 1000:1 HP 6V 1000:1 HP 6V dual-shaft
6 V medium-power
(MP)
0.67 A 0.04 A 4400 0.18 2.5 5:1 MP 6V 5:1 MP 6V dual-shaft
2200 0.22 3.1 10:1 MP 6V 10:1 MP 6V dual-shaft
720 0.33 4.6 0.57 30:1 MP 6V 30:1 MP 6V dual-shaft
420 0.54 7.5 0.55 50:1 MP 6V 50:1 MP 6V dual-shaft
290 0.78 11 0.54 75:1 MP 6V 75:1 MP 6V dual-shaft
220 0.94 13 0.50 100:1 MP 6V 100:1 MP 6V dual-shaft
150 1.3 18 0.48 150:1 MP 6V 150:1 MP 6V dual-shaft
100 1.7 24 0.46 210:1 MP 6V 210:1 MP 6V dual-shaft
88 2.2 31 0.48 250:1 MP 6V 250:1 MP 6V dual-shaft
73 2.4 33 0.44 298:1 MP 6V 298:1 MP 6V dual-shaft
22 6.5 90 1000:1 MP 6V 1000:1 MP 6V dual-shaft
6 V low-power
(LP)
0.36 A 0.02 A 2500 0.15 2.1 5:1 LP 6V 5:1 LP 6V dual-shaft
1300 0.18 2.5 10:1 LP 6V 10:1 LP 6V dual-shaft
450 0.29 4.0 0.31 30:1 LP 6V 30:1 LP 6V dual-shaft
270 0.44 6.1 0.29 50:1 LP 6V 50:1 LP 6V dual-shaft
180 0.64 8.9 0.29 75:1 LP 6V 75:1 LP 6V dual-shaft
130 0.74 10 0.25 100:1 LP 6V 100:1 LP 6V dual-shaft
90 1.1 15 0.25 150:1 LP 6V 150:1 LP 6V dual-shaft
65 1.6 22 0.25 210:1 LP 6V 210:1 LP 6V dual-shaft
54 1.7 24 0.23 250:1 LP 6V 250:1 LP 6V dual-shaft
45 2.0 28 0.22 298:1 LP 6V 298:1 LP 6V dual-shaft
13 5.5 76 1000:1 LP 6V 1000:1 LP 6V dual-shaft

Note: Stalling or overloading gearmotors can greatly decrease their lifetimes and even result in immediate damage. The recommended upper limit for instantaneous torque is 35 oz-in (2.5 kg-cm) for the 1000:1 gearboxes and 25 oz-in (2 kg*cm) for all the other gear ratios; we strongly advise keeping applied loads well under this limit. Stalls can also result in rapid (potentially on the order of seconds) thermal damage to the motor windings and brushes, especially for the versions that use high-power (HP and HPCB) motors; a general recommendation for brushed DC motor operation is 25% or less of the stall current.

Subcategories

These low-power (LP), 6 V micro metal gearmotors have a stall current of 360 mA at 6 V and a typical free run current of 20 mA.

These medium-power (MP), 6 V micro metal gearmotors have a stall current of 670 mA at 6 V and a typical free run current of 40 mA.

These high-power (HP), 6 V micro metal gearmotors have a stall current of 1.6 A at 6 V and a typical free run current of 70 mA.

These high-power (HPCB), 6 V micro metal gearmotors have a stall current of 1.5 A at 6 V and a typical free run current of 100 mA. They use the same motors as the HP versions, but they feature long-life carbon brushes instead of precious metal brushes.

These high-power (HPCB), 12 V micro metal gearmotors have a stall current of 750 mA at 12 V and a typical free run current of 60 mA. They feature long-life carbon brushes and offer the same performance at 12 V as the 6V HPCB versions offer at 6 V, just with half the current draw.

This category contains all of our micro metal gearmotors with extended motor shafts, which allow for the addition of encoders.


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