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RadioShack® Super Speed 9-18VDC Hobby Motor

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Product Summary

Crank things up.

Add motion to projects! This motor is perfect for solar power demonstrations, robotics, models, science projects and more. And it operates on three different voltage inputs: 9, 12 and 18V DC.

  • No load: 9VDC 380mA current max., 11000&plusnm; 15% speed, 150g.cm min. torque
  • No load: 12VDC 400mA current max., 15200&plusnm; 15% speed, 190g.cm min. torqu
  • No load: 18VDC 430mA current max., 24000&plusnm; 15% speed, 290g.cm min. torque
  • With load: 9VDC 1.1A current max., 9300&plusnm; 15% speed
  • With load: 12VDC 1.5A current max., 11500&plusnm; 15% speed
  • With load: 18VDC 2.4A current max., 18000&plusnm; 15% speed

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  • 9V DC Power
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  • Super-Speed 9 to 18VDC Hobby Motor (1)
 

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  • Parts: 90 days
  • Labor: 90 days
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Customer Reviews

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RadioShack® Super Speed 9-18VDC Hobby Motor
 
3.7

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reliable (9)
  • Versatile (9)
  • Rugged (6)
  • Good length (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Enthusiast (6), Casual user (4), Power user (3)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (14)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (10)

      Reviewed by 20 customers

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      (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Needs better and more technical support

      By Verp

      from Moscow ID

      About Me Power User

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Good Motor For The Price

      Cons

      • Bad Product Support

      Best Uses

      • Hobby And Diy

      Comments about RadioShack® Super Speed 9-18VDC Hobby Motor:

      No information on line as to its electrical caractoristics other than it is 9-18 volts. (I am intentionally leaving any misspellings as this page seems incapable of using Firefox's spellcheck). The only information on the spec sheet is that the body is plastic. That is incorrect as the motor has a steel shell with a plastic base. The Radio Shack web site seems to have problems with accuracy and lack of data anyway. One time I looked up transformers and found only the primary voltages listed. I figure they left the input of specs up to someone electrically illiterate who figured if the voltage was secondary, it most not be important enough to list. Also, one reviewer noted the lack of readily available mounting screws.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Motor

      By Zach

      from Corydon, Indiana

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Consistent Performance
      • Easy to solder
      • Good Warranty
      • High RPM
      • Powerful
      • Rugged
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Drains batteries quickly

      Best Uses

      • Hobby
      • Replacement Motor

      Comments about RadioShack® Super Speed 9-18VDC Hobby Motor:

      This is a great motor! It has good torque. It seems to perform better with more amperage. I bought two for a homemade rc boat. They work well. I ran them on a 9.6v battery pack. The highest voltage I ever ran it on was 12vdc 300mAh. They seem to stay pretty cool. The only problem with it is that they drain batteries quickly. It is overall a great motor!

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Cheap replacement motor

      By Snizbatch

      from Jacksonville, FL

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about RadioShack® Super Speed 9-18VDC Hobby Motor:

          My sister's water softener wasn't working in her new house so my brother-in-law and I disassembled it to find the culprit. The valve's geared electric motor was corroded and rusted solid. The motor and gearbox were a one piece unit, but a vice and some muscle separated the two. The plastic gearbox survived with minor cracks. I found this motor which is an IDENTICAL size match. Even the mounting screws from the other motor fit this and aligned perfectly. The only problem I'm facing is stepping the 24V source down to the 12-18V within the 1.98A it requires. I'm not an electrical professional so this is proving challenging but educational for me. But this motor was a great find!!

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I need more of these!!!!!

          By Tesla

          from St. Mary's Ga

          About Me Enthusiast

          Pros

          • Consistent Performance
          • Powerful nice rpm
          • Rugged

          Cons

          • Power hungry

          Best Uses

          • Prototyping

          Comments about RadioShack® Super Speed 9-18VDC Hobby Motor:

          I'm using these motors to build a vandegraff generator and I must say they are outstanding! quiet and powerful I can get 4000 feet per second on my belt this motor is really worth the price

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          GREAT Motor, Would By Dozens More!!!!!

          By Anonymous

          from USA

          About Me Enthusiast

          Pros

          • Awesome Price
          • Consistent Performance
          • Easy to solder
          • Good Length
          • GREAT MOTOR
          • Rugged
          • Runs Cool Not Hot At All
          • Runs Fast
          • Used for 2 hours straight
          • Versatile
          • Would Buy TONS More

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about RadioShack® Super Speed 9-18VDC Hobby Motor:

              I originally bought this motor for a small hand-powered crank generator, which didn't exactly work the way that I wanted it to, so I took it out and am now using it to discharge my Li-Po (lithium polymer, the 2nd most dangerous battery in the world) battery packs for my hobby-grade helicopter. I have been running it at about 12 volts consistently for about 2 hours now, it's barely hot to the touch and is discharging my batteries perfectly! I paired it up with a simple Radio Shack SPST switch, also, and I can turn my discharger on/off by the flip of a switch. And this can be run for more than 2 hours on a single battery? Great efficiency.

              I would buy tons more of these awesome motors if I needed them for anything and everything.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Good Motor, here's the MOTOR SPECS!!

              By Cliff the Electrical Engineer

              from Lebanon, Connecticut

              About Me Enthusiast

              Pros

              • Consistent Performance
              • Smooth no clunky magnets

              Cons

              • Allsmall motor hard2mount
              • Hard to mount
              • Not good variable speed
              • Torque yes but no drill

              Best Uses

              • High torque hobby motor
              • Large capacity coolin fan
              • Robotics
              • Tattoo guns
              • Tattoo machines

              Comments about RadioShack® Super Speed 9-18VDC Hobby Motor:

              The motor is designed to run at 1.98 AMPS MAX!!
              Recomend using 2 Amp Fuse.
              Operates at anything from 5volts to 18volts assuming you have enough current, LOW current power sources will not get this motor to turn with any amount of torque. It Loves the Right amount of Current! NOT TOO MUCH, you WILL burn this thing out though!
              MOUNTING INFO: Use METRIC Screws, size is not what is said in the previous info.(2.5mm X .45mm pitch) Thats a HUGE size for this motor and WILL NOT FIT, promise! I haven't gotten the size yet but it is SMALL.
              As for time of use, I have only used this motor for two days and I was excited to read about the specs, bought it and was sceptical then, used it, and now I'm pleased with the motor.
              Good Buy, Use it for the specs listed and don't abuse it and you'll have a happy little working motor for whatever it is that you need! :) Good Luck!

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (3 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Motor but cannot mount it.

              By Sam

              from Hagerstown, MD

              About Me Casual User

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about RadioShack® Super Speed 9-18VDC Hobby Motor:

                    The motor does not come with mounting screws. Most likely they are metric. [...]. Major waste of time.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    Not enough product info

                    By Big D

                    from Salinas, CA.

                    About Me Power User

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Performance
                    • High Speed
                    • Operates on many voltages
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                    • No amp rating on package

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about RadioShack® Super Speed 9-18VDC Hobby Motor:

                      I used this product for an R.O.V. underwater project and the motors work great. THERE IS NO AMP RATING FOR THE MOTOR! I don't know what kind of fuse to put, how many amps to feed it, and a few other problems. for everyday use, the motor is great. for my project, though, i require a fuse and don't know what the amp ratings are for the fuse.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      (4 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      motor

                      By doom the great

                      from san jose, ca

                      About Me Enthusiast

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Bulky
                        • Incompatible
                        • Inconsistent Signal
                        • No Performance Increase
                        • Wears Easily

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about RadioShack® Super Speed 9-18VDC Hobby Motor:

                          [...]

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

                          (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          The name says it all

                          By shack buyer

                          from sherman oakes

                          About Me Casual User

                          Pros

                          • Consistent Performance
                          • Good Length
                          • Good Warranty
                          • Rugged
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Dorm Room
                            • Travel

                            Comments about RadioShack® Super Speed 9-18VDC Hobby Motor:

                            It is a really god motor other ones the are slow but this has alot of torgqe and speed

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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