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 Length Width Depth Dimensions Current Rating Core Construction Series Standards Met
RS Stock No. 881-4475
Mfr. Part No.DMN29BA
BrandNidec
$20.88
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12 V dc Brushed 3 W 3700 rpm 2.5mm 7.8 mNm 54mm 29mm - 29 (Dia.) x 54 mm 420 mA - DMN29 RoHS
RS Stock No. 881-4484
Mfr. Part No.DMN37KA
BrandNidec
$43.67
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12 V dc Brushed 9.2 W 3600 rpm 5mm 24.5 mNm 81.2mm 38.4mm - 38.4 (Dia.) x 81.2 mm 1.2 A - DMN37 RoHS
RS Stock No. 881-4481
Mfr. Part No.DMN37BB
BrandNidec
$33.33
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24 V dc Brushed 7.2 W 4700 rpm 5mm 14.7 mNm 76.2mm 38.4mm - 38.4 (Dia.) x 76.2 mm 530 mA - DMN37 RoHS
RS Stock No. 881-4478
Mfr. Part No.DMN29BB
BrandNidec
$17.04
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24 V dc Brushed 3 W 3700 rpm 2.5mm 7.8 mNm 54mm 29mm - 29 (Dia.) x 54 mm 210 mA - DMN29 RoHS
RS Stock No. 881-4472
Mfr. Part No.DMN37BA
BrandNidec
$36.56
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12 V dc Brushed 7.2 W 4700 rpm 5mm 14.7 mNm 76.2mm 38.4mm - 38.4 (Dia.) x 76.2 mm 1.01 A - DMN37 RoHS
RS Stock No. 881-4488
Mfr. Part No.DMN37KB
BrandNidec
$36.25
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24 V dc Brushed 9.2 W 3600 rpm 5mm 24.5 mNm 81.2mm 38.4mm - 38.4 (Dia.) x 81.2 mm 600 mA - DMN37 RoHS