These small 1.5 – 3V DC motors are an inexpensive option for use in science projects or for general experimenting with DC motors.
- 3V DC motor w/ 5″ jumper leads
- Plastic zip tie
KEY FEATURES OF 3V DC HOBBY MOTOR:
- 1.5 to 3VDC operation typical. 6VDC max
- 5″ leads with Dupont male jumper pins installed
- 12000 RPM typical with no load
- 60mA current draw @ 3V typical.
Our Evaluation Results:
These small ‘130 size’ DC motors are designed to work from 1.5 to 3VDC for typical battery use, but they will also work fine for periods of time on 5V such as if experimenting with PWM for motor speed control. Speed and current will vary with the voltage the motor is being operated at.
The male jumper pins make these easy to use with solderless breadboards. Reversing the polarity of the leads will reverse the direction of the motor rotation.
The electrical connections where the wires attach, like on any small motor of this type, are subject to breaking when being flexed. We take the precaution of adding a plastic zip tie to strain relieve those connections. We also toss in a spare zip tie in case it is desired to adjust it for your application.
Like most small hobby motors in this form factor, there are no specific provisions made for mounting. These motors are typically clamped, glued or zip-tied in place.
BEFORE THEY ARE SHIPPED, THESE MOTORS ARE:
- Zip tie added
- Tested at 3VDC for normal operation and current draw
- Packaged in resealable bag with additional zip tie
|Motor Voltage||1.5 – 3VDC typical. 5V max|
|Motor Current (no load)||60mA typical|
|Motor Current (stall conditions)||400mA typical|
|Motor Speed||3V (No Load)||12000 RPM typical|
|Dimensions||Motor (L x W x H)||27.5 x 20 x 15mm (1.08 x 0.8 x 0.6″)|
|Shaft (L x Dia)||8 x 2mm (0.32 x 0.079″)|
|Lead Length||125mm (5″)|