For a pet project I want to run a motor and also be able to reverse the direction. I found this motor and pasted the information table below. As far as I know a DC motor needs to be brushed for it to be able to reverse the direction, but I can't find if this motor is brushed or brushless.

Am I missing something? Does anybody know if I will be able to reverse this motor? All tips are welcome!

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According to its description and my experience buying in Banggood it IS a brushed motor, so reversing its direction is possible (although DC motors lose a bit of efficiency when their direction is reversed).

  • \$\begingroup\$ Thanks! I didn't know DC motors lose efficiency when reversed. Do they lose a lot, or is it less than say 10%? \$\endgroup\$ – kramer65 Feb 11 '17 at 13:30
  • \$\begingroup\$ Depends on the quality of the motor, but as far as I used them I've never seen a motor loose more than 5% of efficiency \$\endgroup\$ – Marcelo Espinoza Vargas Feb 11 '17 at 13:31
  • \$\begingroup\$ Actually, there is no reason you should see any change in efficiency. Consider that the motor manufacturer has no way to tell which direction will be used, so there is on way for them to optimize for a certain direction. In other words, I'm fairly certain that your statement is just wrong. \$\endgroup\$ – WhatRoughBeast Feb 11 '17 at 17:56

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