DC Gear Motor 12V 144RPM – SGM37-550
Note: This motor will soon be replaced with 175RPM Version
This High Power DC Gear Motor 12V 144RPM – SGM37-550 is intended to run at 12V but can be driven with lower voltage up to 6V at the expense of power. To control the speed and direction of the motor you will need a motor driver, this particular model SGM37-550 will require a lot of current to operate, we recommend a high power motor driver such as VNH2SP30.
Check out our DC motor bracket, you might need it.
Note: Popular Motor driver such as L298, and TB6612FNG are not sufficient for this motor.
Warning: Stalling or overloading gear motors can greatly decrease their lifetimes and even result in immediate damage.
Spur Gear vs. Planetary Gear
The two most common setup of DC motor gearbox are spur and planetary. Spur type gearbox are simpler, less expensive, and work best for low torque applications. Torque capacity of spur type gearbox is limited because each gear in the train bears different load. Planetary gearboxes, in contrast, share equal load over multiple gears, making them more durable for high torque application.
- Gearbox: Spur Gear
- Rated Voltage: 12V (6 to 12V Range)
- No-Load Current: 0.8A
- Rated Current: 3A
- No-load Speed: 144 RPM
- Rated Speed: 108 RPM
- Rated Torque: 28 Kg-cm
- Stall Torque: n/a (will result in immediate failure when stalled)
- Max Power: 50W
- Weight: 350g