Standard Gearmotor - 168 RPM (3-12V)

These standard gearmotors are incredibly tough and feature full metal gears to help you drive wheels, gears, or almost anything else that needs to turn. They have a gear ratio of 18:1 and operate up to 12 volts and deliver a stall torque of 27.3 oz-in. and a max speed of 168 RPM. Each standard gearmotor sports a 6mm diameter D-shaft.

Important: The manufacturer has issued a warning that stalling the motor can cause gear damage. Please keep this in mind for testing & using this motor.
  • Voltage: 3 - 12 Volts
  • Gear Ratio: 18:1
  • Stall Torque: 27.3 oz-in. (@ 12V)
  • Speed: 168 RPM (@ 12V)
  • No Load Current: 95 mA (@ 12V)
  • Stall Current: 0.5A (@ 12V)
  • Insulation Resistance: 10 MOhm
  • Dielectric Strength: 300VDC
  • DC Reversible
  • Shaft Size: 6mm Diameter x 0.715” Length
  • Weight: 4.2 oz.


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  • Member #777412 / about 8 years ago / 1

    We ordered a bunch [Ten] of the ROB12144 168RPM Standard 12V Gearmotors.. We've had two failures.. Both of them stripped a gear.. In spite of what your description says... the two motors that failed have a nylon gear in the gear train.. The rest are metal... But the Nylon gear is shredded... sure wish we had some with ALL METAL Gears... Ray Holland... Simon Fraser University Burnaby BC Canada ...

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