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Pololu 228:1 Plastic Gearmotor Offset Output

This 228:1 gearbox with brushed DC motor has a low-current motor and provides power and speed that is comparable to an RC servo at a fraction of the cost. At 6 V, it has a free-run speed of 45 RPM and a stall torque of approximately 100 oz-in. Though the product picture shows two gearmotors, this product is for a single motor. The compact size of this low-current motor makes this unit an attractive choice for small robot designs. The recommended operating voltage range for this motor is 3 – 12 V.

This is a higher-torque, lower-speed version of the 120:1 plastic gearmotor offset output. At 6 V, the gearbox and motor provide approximately 100 oz-in of torque and 45 RPM. The free-running current is 70 mA, and the stall current is 800 mA. The gearbox is protected by a built-in safety clutch that will typically slip before gear teeth can shear.

This gearmotor comes pre-assembled, with the gears fully enclosed. There are built-in mounting holes, and the output shaft is 6 mm long and 7 mm in diameter with two sides flattened. The output shaft is along the same axis as the motor shaft, but offset; we also sell a similar gearmotor with a 90° output shaft.


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