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1.5-3VDC Metal Gear Motor

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273-258

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Product Summary

Rev it up.

Add motion to projects! This motor is perfect for solar power demonstrations, robotics, models, science projects and more.

  • 1.5-3VDC voltage range
  • 8700+/-12% RPM at no load, 5800+/-12% RPM at max efficiency speed

You'll also need

  • 1.5V - 3V DC Power
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  • 1.5-3V DC Metal Gear Motor (1)
 

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Manufacturer Warranty

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

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RadioShack1.5-3VDC Metal Gear Motor
 
3.9

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

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    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (2)

78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reliable (7)
  • Rugged (3)
  • Versatile (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Enthusiast (6)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (11)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (7)

      Reviewed by 13 customers

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      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Is a motor.

      By Sodomy Sam

      from CT

      About Me Enthusiast

      Pros

      • Also Has A Plastic Thing
      • Has A Gear
      • Is Infact A Motor
      • No Pre-soldered Wires
      • Sounds Like A Motor
      • Spins Like A Motor
      • Spins Like A Motpr
      • Uses 1-2 Aa Batteries

      Cons

      • No Pre-soldered Wires

      Best Uses

      • Spinning Things

      Comments about RadioShack 1.5-3VDC Metal Gear Motor:

      Works with my breadboard, it just doesn't have pre-soldered wires (unlike some of the battery holders, and other Radio Shack branded parts) so that's kind of a drag.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Good enough for me

      By agroom

      from Madison, WI

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about RadioShack 1.5-3VDC Metal Gear Motor:

            Nice little motor for the price. Used it to power a small fan. However, I have not used it with any kind of significant load, so I can't say how it holds up under those conditions.

            Someone commented about the tabs being weak. I purchased 4 of these and did have one of the tabs come off, but only after some abuse. You have to bend them back and forth several times before they break.

            There was another comment about powering with an arduino: You cannot connect this directly to the Arduino's output pin(s); it cannot supply enough current to drive it, even with no load (and possibly damage your Arduino). You need to use a transistor/FET or IC like a L293.

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

            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Weird Voltage, but is working for me

            By Marcus

            from Oxford, OH

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about RadioShack 1.5-3VDC Metal Gear Motor:

                  Can someone explain why it doesn't work with the arduino connected in the 3,3V? The specifications says that it would work with even less than that (1,5V). It only works with mine connected in the 5V...

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

                  (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  BAAAAAD

                  By Liz

                  from Zachary, Louisiana

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Breaks easily

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about RadioShack 1.5-3VDC Metal Gear Motor:

                      the metal prongs that you connect the wores to breaks REALLY EASILY like with one movement they're already weakened....BEWARE YOU HAVE BEEN FOREWARNED

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

                      (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Great motors!

                      By Billy the Goat

                      from Easley, SC

                      About Me Enthusiast

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Rugged
                      • Shreds Skin at 9v DC
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about RadioShack 1.5-3VDC Metal Gear Motor:

                          I planned on using two to make an RC car but when I used 12volts on one of them, it's performance drastically dropped, but it still works! I guess I could use it for the turning part, but definitely not the driving force. Otherwise, a great buy for the price.
                          Maybe they'll get in some drill-power motors?

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

                          (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Good, but requires large current

                          By Regel_1999

                          from Ohio

                          About Me Casual User

                          Pros

                          • Consistent Performance
                          • Rugged

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about RadioShack 1.5-3VDC Metal Gear Motor:

                              I bought this to make a prototype solar-powered boat. It works great. However, it requires at least 0.25amps to spin it with no-load. It goes up to about 1.5amps full load. A single solar panel was incapable of spinning it no-load (I bought the PV from the Shack as well). Just be warned, you'll need about 5 6v/50ma PV's just to spin this thing at no load! Batteries, though, work great!

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

                              (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              i am going to put it in an xmods car

                              By pork chop

                              from callaway

                              About Me Casual User

                              Pros

                              • Consistent Performance

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about RadioShack 1.5-3VDC Metal Gear Motor:

                                  good

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

                                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  Little torque but still worked

                                  By I Like Trains

                                  from Hamilton MA

                                  About Me Enthusiast

                                  Pros

                                  • Fast
                                  • Low Amps

                                  Cons

                                  • Low torque

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about RadioShack 1.5-3VDC Metal Gear Motor:

                                    I used the product in re-motoring a larger HO scale Locomotive. I used two of the motors, one for each gearbox and at first I thought the motors would not have a sufficient amount of torque but what the lacked in torque they made up for in RPMs. Over all I am happy with the product.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal

                                    (3 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    1.0

                                    Useless for what I needed them for.

                                    By Mario E

                                    from Philadelphia Pa.

                                    About Me Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Consistent Performance
                                    • Good Length
                                    • Versatile

                                    Cons

                                    • No Performance Increase

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about RadioShack 1.5-3VDC Metal Gear Motor:

                                      The 1.5 volt to 3 Vdc motor works OK but it can barely lift it's own weight.

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Personal

                                      (22 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Nearly Perfect!

                                      By Matt

                                      from Fredericksburg, VA

                                      About Me Gearhead, Hobbiest, Practical, Tech Savvy

                                      Pros

                                      • Consistent Performance
                                      • Rugged
                                      • Versatile

                                      Cons

                                      • Low torque

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Hobbies
                                      • School projects

                                      Comments about RadioShack 1.5-3VDC Metal Gear Motor:

                                      Used 2 of these on a physics project. The only trouble is when they have a big load they draw massive power (up to 1.5 Amp) and kill batteries quickly.

                                      The answer for me was to "gear-down" the motor so it had more torque and less speed - then they worked incredibly well. I used a small rubber gromit from Lowe's as a pulley - it pushed onto the gear nicely and let me use rubber-bands to transfer the power from the motor through variously sized pullies and into my project.

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Personal

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