A common actuator in robotics; it's usually made of a static magnet (stator) and a set of moving inductors, acting as electromagnets, connected to the circuit through brushes. Brushless motors use phased clocks with electronic circuitry to generate motion.

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AVR to drive 12V 1A motor

I have AVR that needs to drive 12V 1A motor. I always used NPN BJTs (2N2222), but reading the datasheet says the MAX is 1A (which means I cannot use it here). Instead, I willing to use MOSFET. I have ...
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Can I constantly run motors for an extended periods of time?

I want to run a small DC Pittman gearhead motor rated at 12VDC continuously for an art piece. Can the motors withstand running 12-14 hours on a lower than 12v? The load is very small.
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Monster moto shield + Arduino +Pololu 12V, 29:1 Gear Motor Encoder hardware problem

Overflow enthusiasts! I am trying to build a balancing robot with two wheels, using the polulu gear motor as mentioned above. In order to have a strong motor driver,the monster moto shield is used in ...
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Variable speed pencil grinder on a DC system [closed]

I was curious if I put a variable speed pencil grinder (simple 1, 2, 3 settings) on a DC welder (not converted) if it will wreck the grinder from the variable settings. Q. 2. Is this because a ...
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Controlling 12v motors with cheap rc car parts [on hold]

I want to use a cheap rc car to control 2 12v motors, I want the motors to go both directions hence the rc car, I 1st bought a motor controller from eBay and hooked up the rc parts, a 12v supply and ...
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PIC reset with PWM

I'm using a PIC18F4550 to control a DC motor with PWM. When I use a PWM of above 50% it works well, but when it starts to go below 50% the PIC resets. I have separated supplies for the PIC and the DC ...
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Which kind of motor would be better for an electric motorbike? [closed]

I have started building eBike for my project. I am planning to make the top speed motor bike with 10 KW power bank. Please guide me in choosing the right electric motor having below requirements: ...
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Strange oscillation when drving motor with PMOS

I am trying to drive a 24V DC motor with IRF5305 PMOS. I am generating ~300Hz PWM signal with an AVR microcontroller and level-shifting it to 12V-24V signal to drive MOSFETs gate. I need to use a PMOS ...
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Brushed or Brushless DC motor for self balancing robot?

I am looking to balance a robot using a flywheel connected to a DC motor (think of it as an inverted flywheel pendulum). Similar to this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0312BNqIBFI What I am unsure ...
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Driving DC motor using a single MOSFET, why does the motor spin without applying a gate voltage?

The arduino drives the gate of the mosfet (irf540n) just fine (I've tested it with an led + 100 ohm resistor) and now I want to drive a small dc brushless motor. I've connected everything properly but ...
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can i increase my adapter current? [closed]

i have an adapter that its output is: DC 4.9 volt and 450 m ampere i want use this adapter for running three 6 volt dc motors but the adapter output current is low, so i want amplify that. can i do ...
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Is it normal for a transistor running a motor to be very hot?

I've researched for a few hours but I'm still concerned. I'm building a very low budget quadcopter (think toothpicks) and as I've seen on this site, a D10N05 mosfet would do the job. I've visited 3 ...
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What can the ohms of a DC motor tell me about itself?

I have a lot of motors and all type of size but mainly they are all small to mid size adult hand size or so , I took out my multimeter and switch to ohms settings and grabbed the ground and power ...
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Is it possible to control the speed of DC motors with Arduino's analogWrite() using analog pins? [migrated]

I'm trying to control the speed of two DC motors that are connected to a dual H bridge. I always used digital PWM pins with analogWrite() to change the speed, but ...
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How to power a 12V fan simply using a PV panel?

I am an electronics noob and I'd like to create some air circulation through my friends cellar using a salvaged 12V 0,8A brushless DC computer fan and a suitable PV panel. I have searched Ebay for 12V ...
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DC motor as rotational speed sensor?

Will spinning a small DC motor work effectively as a rotational speed sensor (by producing voltage)? I'm trying to measure the rotation of a shaft (driven by a trackball) on a shoestring budget. I ...
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Can I use the power-to-weight ratio of a motor to estimate an arbitrary motor's weight?

Not sure if this is the right place (redirect me if you know a better site), but could you use the power-to-weigh ratio to estimate the weight of the motor if I know the amount of power I need. I.e., ...
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DC Motor: Difference between E and k?

I'm studying for an exam, and have come across a question I don't. really understand The question gives us a back-emf constant and asks for a rated back-emf. Now I know that the back-emf constant is ...
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Replicating a handheld gimbal remote control - communication problems

I have a handheld camera gimbal and a wired remote control (USB micro to mini). What I would like to do is replicate the button presses with a microcontroller thus automating movements. So far I have ...
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Driving a large, noisy, free-wheeling DC motor (cooling fan)

I have an automotive cooling fan which is nominally 12v and draws about 15-25A with a BIG inductive spike at startup (will happily blow a 30A fuse). These are traditionally wired via standard ...
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DC Motor Rotate Direction

What are possible solutions for changing DC motor rotate direction controlled by microcontroller? I know that H-bridge is one possible solution, but i want to use 2 pins for control only.
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Calculating resistance for driving motors off Arduino

I'm planning on driving two motors off an Arduino. Here are the two motors I'm using, requiring 3VDC and 350mA. It was recommended I use this H-Bridge to control the two of them, capable of driving ...
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Controlling speed of a 120V DC Motor

Good day. I'm trying to control the feild of a synchrouous motor rated at 120V DC. The input to the feild is constant DC supply but i'd like to automate this process using arduino. Is there any way i ...
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Battery charged over USB and powering DC motors

I need help with figuring out how to power DC motors in my project. I need to power two 12V DC motors (they are connected in series) that will be controlled with momentary switch. The idea is to have ...
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RD-ZD-25F, 220V/50W motor as a generator

I have 2 RD-ZD-25F, 220V/50W DC motors from 2 broken bread-making machines. Can they be used as a generator? I gave one with the hand few spins and I got a little bit of a shock from it. Thanks PS: ...
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How to make a high current bi-directional motor driver circuit

I have a 14.4V DC drill motor that can draw 10 amps when under full load. I need a circuit that can control the speed and direction of the motors, using an Arduino with PWM. We are using relays ...
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Motor noise interfering with I2C

I built a robot using the Arduino Due with all the sensors running at 5V over I2C. There is a level shifter on both I2C lines. The motors are controlled using a VNH5019 motor driver carrier from ...
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Circuit for charging 3.7 volt battery using a motor rotated mechanically

I took a 5 volt DC motor, and tried to rotate it at its maximum speed by hand. During its rotation I measured the voltage at the motors i/p wires. It comes out to be 4.5 volts. Now I want to use this ...
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Sharing same battery with two dc motors and two servos

I have a 12v battery powering two DC motors through an Arduino and motor controller. The 12v battery is also powering the Arduino using the VIN pin. Now I am trying to hook up two servo motors from ...
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How to solder wires to a hobby motor

I am using the cheap 1.5-3v motors from radio shack and I try heating up the connectors on the motor, but I think they are melting inside because in one case the pole now wiggles, and the other case ...
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Can I test a DC motor by replacing the brushes with wires?

I'm troubleshooting the DC motor for a 14W Lucas windshield wiper (from a 1970 Land Rover). I tried a number of things with no luck so I'd like to see if it's a problem with one of the brushes that ...
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How much weight can a motor take before it can't run? [closed]

I bought these 50:1 gear motors for a project robot I'm building for this YouTube walkthrough series with a couple of Arduino's, two other servo motors, a motor controller and various hardware. The ...
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Car window motor control output

I'm toying around with a car window, and used this tutorial to try and make it work: https://itp.nyu.edu/physcomp/labs/motors-and-transistors/dc-motor-control-using-an-h-bridge/ I've set it up almost ...
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Double VCC across motor

I have a motor which runs in only one direction when excited by a square PWM at 500kHz with a voltage of 5.6V across the two pins of the motor. Consumption is around 100mA. I have a 1.8V square ...
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Electrical Motors

We are using 24 V brushed DC motor(total 2 pieces) and VNH5019 motor driver for voiced controllable smart wheelchair. Although 2 wheels are sourced by same voltage and current; one of them fall ...
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Power consumption when DC motor runs on battery

I have small doubt about power supply selection for a running motor. I have a small dc motor, which is rated for 12V , 3A(rated ). When the motor runs with a load 4000N, the current consumption is ...
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What could be the voltage of this common DC motor? [closed]

Below is the picture of a common DC motor usually used in electronic toys. This motor is quite common so I guess someone may be knowing it's voltage and how much current it draws. I could've tested it ...
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Capacitor quenching circuit across Brush and Commutator of DC motor

To reduce the spark between brush and commutator segment there is capacitor and resistor spark quenching circuit is placed between each commutator segments. please find below images for detail idea ...
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DC Motor control setup and circuit design. 1.5Hp continuous duty @ 95v dc

I have a DC treadmill motor rated at 1.5Hp @ 95v Continuous duty, though the motor label also states that it is a 2.65HP motor and that the amperage is 21.4. I would like to be able to SAFELY run and ...
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How does the current draw of a motor work?

I have a motor from an old drill and a 2.2 amp power supply. I want to connect the motor to this power supply, but I want to check if I have a good understanding of what will happen first. Assuming ...
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CLL(Capacitor long life)capacitor filtering to reduce the current spikes

if we are using capacitor between the coomutation segments of brush dc moto then it reduces spark generation. as main function of commutation system is to reverse the current in the coil. by using ...
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How to choose suitable battery that will supply enough current?

I'm looking for a light-weight 12v battery that will drive 4 DC motors for few seconds burst at stall current (1.4 Amp each; according to datasheet). How do I know which battery will supply enough ...
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Load Torque Profile of two coupled electrical machines

I am trying to learn about the torque profile of two coupled machines. I believe that if a DC motor is driving a DC generator of identical ratings, the generator will exert rated torque on the motor ...
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Controlling dc motor in arduino with and without a load

I wonder if there is an alternative solution to this problem: I have a 3v water pump being controlled by an arduino, which pumps water out of a bucket. I would like the pump to turn off once the ...
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Noise with PWM Motor Driving Circuit

I'm using the circuit of this question: Problem with PWM motor driver The problem of the past question is solved using a 1200k resistor and lowering the frequency to 4 Khz: now I have noticed, using ...
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DC motor driving

I am using SRF-300CA-11440 DC motor in my application. ( 6V max ) (Datasheet for DC motor) For motor driving purpose I am going to use L293D dc motor driver chip. L293D datasheet suggests "The L293D ...
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Problem with PWM motor driver

I'm using my custom circuit in the figure for driving dc motors. I'm providing a PWM (25khz). While trying the activation threshold (minimum duty cycle that activates my motor) experimentally I have ...
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Controlling a DC motor directly with Raspberry Pi GPIO without any external IC or Transistor

I need to control a DC motor without the use of an external IC or transistor with the raspberry pi GPIO. I do not need direction or speed control. All I need is the motor to controlled by raspberry pi ...
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Choosing the right LiPo Battery

I have a project that has 14 DC motors, 8 of them have 6A nominal current the rest requires 5A. I'm thinking of using 12 LiPo batteries each 5000mAh, 30C~40C, connected in parallel so that total I'd ...
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Testing an h-bridge using the power supply and/or signal generator to control a DC motor

I'm using the DRV8836 (datasheet here) from Texas Instruments and can't seem to get it to work. Does it require a PWM (pulse from the signal generator) or am I able to drive it with only the DC power ...