DC Motors

DC motors are the most widely used type of motor with initial costs typically less than AC systems for low-power units. DC motors can be used for a wide range of applications from small tools and appliances, through to electric vehicles, lifts and hoists. DC Motors speed can be controlled by varying the supply voltage and are available in a wide range of voltages, however the most popular type are 12 V and 24 V, with some of the advantages being:

  • Easy installation
  • Speed control over a wide range
  • Quick Starting, Stopping, Reversing and Acceleration
  • High Starting Torque
  • Linear speed-torque curve

Types of DC Motors
There are two common types of DC motor, brushless and brushed. In both brushless and brushed motors, magnets drive the spinning (rotary) motion of the motor shaft.

  • Brushed Motors These are a more traditional type of motor and are typically used in cost-sensitive applications, where control systems are relatively simple, such as in consumer applications and more basic industrial equipment.
  • Brushless Motors Brushless motors alleviate some of the issues associated with brushed motors such as short life span for high use applications and are mechanically much simpler in design (not having brushes). The advantages of brushless motors are longer life, little maintenance and high efficiency (85-90%). These types of motors are generally used in speed and positional control with applications such as fans, pumps and compressors, where reliability and ruggedness are required.

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Description Price Supply Voltage DC Motor Type Power Rating Output Speed Shaft Diameter Maximum Output Torque Gearhead Type Length Gear Ratio Width Depth Dimensions Current Rating Core Construction
RS Stock No. 238-9721
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€3.99
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3 → 7.2 V - 19.68 W 19000 rpm 2.3mm 375 gcm - 38mm - - - 27.7 (Dia.) x 38 mm 4.41 A Iron Core
RS Stock No. 535-0372
BrandRS PRO
€41.55
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2.8 V Hybrid, Permanent Magnet Stepper - - 5mm - - - - - 33mm - 1.33 A -
RS Stock No. 413-0622
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€14.45
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12 V dc Brushed Geared 1.31 W 82 rpm 4mm 10 Ncm Spur 51mm - 27mm - - 190 mA Iron Core
RS Stock No. 535-0502
BrandRS PRO
€73.46
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2.5 V Hybrid, Permanent Magnet Stepper - - 6.35mm - - - - - 56mm - 2.8 A -
RS Stock No. 238-9670
BrandRS PRO
€30.18
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12 V dc Brushed Geared 19.8 W 98 rpm 6mm 59 Ncm Spur 78mm - 37mm - - 2.81 A Iron Core
RS Stock No. 413-0593
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€14.45
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3 V dc Brushed Geared 1.71 W 293 rpm 4mm 390 gcm Spur 51mm - 27mm - - 1.06 A Iron Core
RS Stock No. 834-7593
BrandRS PRO
€29.77
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12 V dc Brushed Geared 19.8 W 483 rpm 6mm 2000 gcm Spur 78mm - 38.5mm 39mm - 2.81 A -
RS Stock No. 238-9759
BrandRS PRO
€6.55
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4.5 → 15 V - 21.2 W 13360 rpm 3.18mm 154.4 gcm - 50mm - - - 35.8 (Dia.) x 50 mm 2.85 A Iron Core
RS Stock No. 536-6030
BrandRS PRO
€84.06
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24 V Brushless - 4000 rpm 5mm 0.75 Nm - 100mm - 42mm 42mm 100 x 42 x 42 mm 20 A -
RS Stock No. 420-647
BrandRS PRO
€18.70
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12 V dc Brushed Geared 1.31 W 8 rpm 4mm 15 Ncm Spur 51mm - 27mm - - 190 mA Iron Core
RS Stock No. 535-0467
BrandRS PRO
€28.78
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2.8 V Hybrid, Permanent Magnet Stepper - - 5mm - - - - - 33mm - 1.33 A -
RS Stock No. 413-0600
BrandRS PRO
€14.45
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3 V dc Brushed Geared 1.71 W 88 rpm 4mm 10 Ncm Spur 51mm - 27mm - - 1.06 A Iron Core
RS Stock No. 321-3192
BrandRS PRO
€30.97
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12 V - 80.16 W 8311 rpm 6.35mm 92.13 mNm - 69mm - - - 51.8 (Dia.) x 69 mm 10.82 A Iron Core
RS Stock No. 238-9636
BrandRS PRO
€11.33
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3 V dc Brushed Geared 1.29 W 4 - 3700 rpm 2mm 10.92 gcm Spur 52mm - 110mm - - 1.05 A Iron Core
RS Stock No. 238-9642
BrandRS PRO
€8.17
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3 V dc Brushed Geared 1.29 W 4 - 3700 rpm 2mm 10.92 gcm Spur 52mm - 110mm - - 1.05 A Iron Core
RS Stock No. 413-0638
BrandRS PRO
€15.97
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12 V dc Brushed Geared 1.31 W 274 rpm 4mm 488 gcm Spur 51mm - 27mm - - 190 mA Iron Core
RS Stock No. 321-3164
BrandRS PRO
€30.14
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12 V dc Brushed Geared 19.8 W 290 rpm 6mm 29 Ncm Spur 76mm - 37mm - - 2.81 A Iron Core
RS Stock No. 892-8732
BrandRS PRO
€30.65
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2.8 V Hybrid, Permanent Magnet Stepper - - 5mm - - - - - 62mm - 1.68 A -
RS Stock No. 834-7644
BrandRS PRO
€13.83
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3 V dc Brushed Geared 0.29 W 157 rpm 3mm 135 gcm Spur 24.3mm - 12mm 12mm 24.25 x 10 x 12 mm 250 mA Metal
RS Stock No. 535-0423
BrandRS PRO
€79.62
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2.3 V Hybrid, Permanent Magnet Stepper - - 6.35mm - - - - - 51mm - 2.8 A -