Toy DC Motor with Leads

Replacement: None. We are no longer carrying this DC motor in our catalog. This page is for reference only.

This is a small toy DC motor with about 29.5mm long leads. It has a small circular shaft which measures about 2.8mm long.

The motor has an operating voltage range of 1.5 to 4.5VDC and a no load speed of 23000 RPM (@4.5VDC, 70mA). More information is available in the spec sheet linked below.

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  • nerdboy64 / about 12 years ago * / 2

    Some mounting hardware would be A+...

  • Member #335633 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Not the same, but very similar one:

  • Member #419531 / about 11 years ago / 1

    Hi, can someone help me interpret simply what the @4.5VDC, 70mA means? There is another motor but is has @4.5VDC, 320mA. I am guessing the 4.5VDC is the operating voltage for the motor and is the amps the amount of currents it will need to get to the no load speed?

    so the 70mA essentially is a better motor than the 320mA one since it require less current but get you more speed also?

    and I am a newbie. I am following the inventor guide and it has circuit#12 describe as using a transistor as a switch and that has collector current of 1A so it should not be a problem I think. But if I am using a transistor that only has max collector current of 200mA should this still drive the 320mA motor?

    Can someone help me understand this?

  • HarrisonHJones / about 12 years ago / 1

    Two questions: 1. Does Sparkfun have a source for the more powerful 09110 motor by chance? 2. Would it be acceptable to assume that the larger 09110 have the same dimensions as this motor (the 06230)?

  • Zhaprol / about 13 years ago / 1

    Does anyone know this weight???

  • How about including a sprocket with this motor, and verifying if it can be a drop in replacement for any gearboxes out there such as the Tamiya twin motor gearbox which comes stock with a 3v motor. An observed stall current spec would also be nice as it is missing from the datasheet, I can only guess its in the ball park of 700mA. Many thanks SFE.

    • dsffasdfdsafadsfasdfadsf / about 11 years ago / 1

      I don't really care for this sight much (and would rather order from Spark Fun) but the do carry the motor you want.

    • BrandonB / about 13 years ago / 1

      I just busted out my snazy digital calipers and it appears that this motor is much smaller than the motors in the Tamiya twin motor gearbox. If you do find any replacement motors for the gearbox I would be interested in where you found them.

    • To clarify I mean pinion instead of sprocket

  • Sam Lanzo / about 14 years ago * / 1


    • Ben9 / about 14 years ago / 2

      This is just an ungeared motor. It has plenty of speed (23000 RPM) but almost no torque, so you will pretty much never want to connect a wheel directly to the output shaft. You will need to use this motor with a gearbox that increases torque at the expense of speed, and the wheel would be mounted to the output shaft of the gearbox.

  • Sam Lanzo / about 14 years ago * / 1


    • PresidentOfAwesomeness / about 14 years ago / 1

      Arduinos have a 40 milliamp maximum output, so yes, you need to devise some way of controlling it. (with an H-bridge).

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