DC Gear Motor Specifications- Explained
A gear motor is the combination of a motor and gearbox. The addition of a gearhead to a motor reduces the speed while increasing the torque output. DC gear motors come with a variety of specifications and the most important specifications in regards to gear motors are speed (rpm), torque (lb-in) and efficiency (%). In order to select the most suitable gear motor for your application, you must first compute the load, speed and torque requirements for your application.
ZHAOWEI Products offers a variety of Planetary Gear Motors to meet all application requirements. Most of our DC motors can be complemented with one of our unique gearheads, providing you with a high torque low rpm gear motor solution. Here, we take 12V DC gear motor for example which has been gaining more and more popularity in motor families and try to give more information about 12V DC gear motor specifications pertaining to speed (rpm).
12V DC Gear Motor Specifications – Speed (RPM)
When it comes to 12V DC gear motor, customers prefer to get the DC geared motor 12V datasheet instead of a general description without any parameters. In order to better meet the needs of customers, no matter they are familiar with all the motor parameters they need or not, ZHAOWEI enables the customers to have a better understanding of a more suitable solution from different parameters.
Case 1: Here is a product list of DC gear motor 12V 60 RPM specification (or nearly) provided by ZHAOWEI.
a) Rated Speed: 52 rpm, Max Speed: 208 rpm
Model: ZWBPD020020-144 (20MM Plastic)
Model: ZWBMD020020-144 (20MM Metal)
Model: ZWBPD024024-144 (24MM Plastic)
Model: ZWBMD024024-144(24MM Metal)
b) Rated Speed: 56 rpm, Max Speed: 226 rpm
Model: ZWBPD032032-133 (32MM Plastic)
Model: ZWBMD032032-133 (32MM Metal)
Case 2: Here is a product list of DC gear motor 12V 300 RPM specification (or nearly) provided by ZHAOWEI.
a) Rated Speed: 300 rpm, Max Speed: 1200 rpm
Model: ZWMD038038-25 (38MM Metal)
b) Rated Speed: 313 rpm, Max Speed: 1250 rpm
Model: ZWBPD020020-24 (20MM Plastic)
Model: ZWBMD020020-24 (20MM Metal)
Model: ZWBPD024024-24 (24MM Plastic)
Model: ZWBMD024024-24(24MM Metal)
Model: ZWBPD032032-24 (32MM Plastic)
Model: ZWBMD032032-24(32MM Metal)
Case 3: Here is a product list of 12V 30 RPM DC motor specifications (or nearly) provided by ZHAOWEI.
a) Rated Speed: 28 rpm, Max Speed: 110 rpm
Model: ZWBPD032032-272(32MM Plastic)
Model: ZWBMD032032-272(32MM Metal)
b) Rated Speed: 29 rpm, Max Speed: 117 rpm
Model: ZWBPD020020-256(20MM Plastic)
Model: ZWBMD020020-256(20MM Metal)
Model: ZWBPD024024-256(24MM Plastic)
Model: ZWBMD024024-256(24MM Metal)
Model: ZWMD038038-256(38MM Metal)
c) Rated Speed: 31 rpm, Max Speed: 123 rpm
Model: ZWMD038038-244(38MM Metal)
d) Rated Speed: 35 rpm, Max Speed: 139 rpm
Model: ZWBPD020020-216(20MM Plastic)
Model: ZWBMD020020-216(20MM Metal)
Model: ZWBPD024024-216 (24MM Plastic)
Model: ZWBMD024024-216(24MM Metal)
What to Consider: 12V DC Gear Motor Specifications
We have just shown you the 12V DC gear motor specifications provided by ZHAOWEI only according to the speed that you may need. As we know and what have mentioned at the very beginning, the specifications of each 12V DC gear motor are not limited to this. In order to better meet the design needs, it is vital for both customers and engineers to take the following basic tasks into consideration:
1. Calculate the required torque and RPM described in the functional requirement;
2. Determine the availability of gear-head motors that meet the Functional Requirements and the Design Parameters;
3. Compare the published specifications of the various gear-head motors to determine which will provide the best value in terms of the constraints listed above.
4. Choose one or several motors for prototyping and testing.
More details with DC geared motor 12V datasheet in PDF version are available on our 12V Motor page. Actually, the models mentioned above are standard types and 12V is the rated voltage. They are also customer-specific, that is, customers can also customize the parameters, making a wide range of applications possible.