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. 536-6030
BrandRS PRO
MYR423.16
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units
24 V dc Brushless - 4000 rpm 5mm 0.75 Nm 100mm 42mm 42mm 100 x 42 x 42 mm 20 A - - -
RS Stock No. 536-6024
BrandRS PRO
MYR261.74
Each
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24 V dc Brushless - 4000 rpm 5mm 0.19 Nm 41mm 42mm 42mm 41 x 42 x 42 mm 5.4 A - - -
RS Stock No. 238-9721
BrandRS PRO
MYR26.71
Each
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3 → 7.2 V dc - 19.68 W 19000 rpm 2.3mm 375 gcm 38mm - - 27.7 (Dia.) x 38 mm 4.41 A Iron Core - -
RS Stock No. 238-9737
BrandRS PRO
MYR30.18
Each
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6 → 15 V dc - 7.98 W 9869 rpm 2.31mm 78.4 gcm 38mm - - 27.7 (Dia.) x 38 mm 990 mA Iron Core - -
RS Stock No. 238-9715
BrandRS PRO
MYR22.08
Each
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6 → 15 V dc - 5.75 W 10668 rpm 2.31mm 58.8 gcm 32.5mm - - 27.63 (Dia.) x 32.5 mm 770 mA Iron Core - -
RS Stock No. 238-9709
BrandRS PRO
MYR14.07
Each
units
1.5 → 3 V dc - 1.6 W 7800 rpm 2mm 20 gcm 30.5mm - - 23.8 (Dia.) x 30.5 mm 850 mA Iron Core - -
RS Stock No. 321-3192
BrandRS PRO
MYR155.90
Each
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12 V dc - 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. 536-6046
BrandRS PRO
MYR590.52
Each
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36 V dc Brushless - 4000 rpm 8mm 0.68 Nm 74mm 47mm 48mm 57 (Dia.) x 74 mm 9.8 A Metal 726 -
RS Stock No. 225-9541
BrandRS PRO
MYR755.14
Each
units
14.5 V dc Brushed 41 W 3000 rpm 6mm 13 Ncm 37.7mm - - 120 (Dia.) x 37.7 mm 6.9 A - - RoHS
RS Stock No. 420-4947
Mfr. Part No.242472
BrandMaxon
MYR911.26
Each
units
24 V dc Brushed 15 W 5930 rpm - 3.67 Ncm 62.9mm - - 32 (Dia.) x 62.9 mm - Ironless - -
RS Stock No. 238-9692
BrandRS PRO
MYR10.56
Each
units
1.5 → 3 V dc - 1.21 W 8200 → 14000 rpm 2mm 10.4 gcm 38mm - - 21 (Dia.) x 38 mm 960 mA Iron Core - -
RS Stock No. 192-5966
Mfr. Part No.28L28-219.49
BrandPortescap
MYR909.23
Each
units
12 V dc - 11 W 5300 rpm 3mm 19.9 mNm 43.5mm - - 28 (Dia.) x 43.5 mm 950 mA Ironless - -
RS Stock No. 409-5305
Mfr. Part No.82800036
BrandCrouzet
MYR318.73
Each
units
12 V dc Brushed 15.7 W 2000 rpm 6mm 75 mNm 84.8mm - - 50.2 (Dia.) x 84.8 mm 2.5 A Iron Core - -
RS Stock No. 248-3716
Mfr. Part No.RS380
MYR60.83
Each
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24 V dc Brushed - 6500 rpm 2.3mm 3.5 Ncm 37.8mm - - 27.7 (Dia.) x 37.8 mm - Iron Core - -
RS Stock No. 441-0394
Mfr. Part No.BLDC48-12L-037
MYR1,078.92
Each
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24 V dc Brushless 12 W 4550 rpm 5.99mm 0.03 Nm 36mm - - 54 (Dia.) x 36 mm 1.33 A - - -
RS Stock No. 225-9585
BrandRS PRO
MYR1,554.25
Each
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37.5 V dc Brushed 200 W 3000 rpm 10mm 64 Ncm 60mm - - 152 (Dia.) x 60 mm 7.3 A - - RoHS
RS Stock No. 877-6269
Mfr. Part No.DC1024
MYR129.87
Each
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24 V dc Brushed 13.6 W 2840 rpm 5mm 0.046 Nm - 44.5mm 85.75mm 44.5 (Dia.) x 85.75 mm 220 mA - DC RoHS
RS Stock No. 420-5186
Mfr. Part No.236646
BrandMaxon
MYR1,023.82
Each
units
18 V dc Brushed 15 W 5270 rpm 4mm 37.5 mNm 62.9mm - - 32 (Dia.) x 62.9 mm 1.21 A Ironless - -
RS Stock No. 441-0388
Mfr. Part No.BLDC48-12L-033
MYR1,154.70
Each
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24 V dc Brushless 12 W 4550 rpm 5.99mm 0.03 Nm 36mm - - 54 (Dia.) x 36 mm 690 mA - - -
RS Stock No. 238-9759
BrandRS PRO
MYR32.62
Each
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4.5 → 15 V dc - 21.2 W 13360 rpm 3.18mm 154.4 gcm 50mm - - 35.8 (Dia.) x 50 mm 2.85 A Iron Core - -